Witnessed by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute is an important technology collaboration platform jointly set up by the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administrative Committee (CSGKC Administrative Committee), South China University of Technology (SCUT), Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and SSGKC Investment and Development Co., Ltd (GKC Co). The institute is located in Guangzhou Knowledge City, home to many world-class resources for the international collaboration.
Guided by demand, SSIJRI will bring in advanced technologies and top talents from SCUT, NTU Singapore and renowned universities and research institutes home and abroad. An innovative model of ‘Openness, Diversity, Dynamics and Efficiency’ has been established through innovations in mechanism and technology. Such innovative model will further enhance the vitality and creativity in research, and accelerate the local application of advanced and mature international technologies and products. In line with the pivotal IAB and NEM industries in Guangzhou city, the Institute established 6 R&D platforms: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Life and Health, New Energy, New Materials, Green Buildings and Smart Cities, Pollution Control and Environment Restoration. It has also successfully kick-started several international joint commercialisation projects, incubated and introduced a batch of high-tech start-ups.
Leveraging the massive support from the local governments and the various sectors in the society, SSIJRI has attracted world’s top talents and resources. It strives to build a world-class R&D institute integrating technological innovation, incubation and commercialisation and targets to become the key engine to the innovation-driven industrial development of CSGKC so as to further enhance the internationalisation of research and talents in both countries and the region and facilitate knowledge transfer and technological advancement worldwide.