Background• RP is Singapore’s fifth post-secondary educational institution, established on 1st August 2002• Steady-state enrolment of 14,000 students undertaking 37 diploma programmes across 6 academic “schools” delivered through a Problem Based Learning (PBL) pedagogical approach• Staff and students are encouraged to undertake Technology Development (applied research)
Technology Development and Management• Major Technology Development projects are coordinated by the Office of Technology Development (OTD) and channelled through Technology Development Centres (TDCs)• TDC Projects: – must be relevant to Industry needs and/or commercial opportunities for Singapore; – Build capability in staff cohort
Technology Development Centres in RP School of School of School of Sports, Applied Engineering Health & Leisure Science Ergonomics New Wireless & Materials Technology Ergogenics RP Complementary & Electronic Experiential Alternative Medicine Design Affective Learning Supply Chain Environmental Wellness Management School of School of Centre for Infocomm Technology for Innovation and Technology the Arts Enterprise Youth Mobile Apps Engagement Open Source
Moving Forward..Technology Clusters Focus on Cross Disciplinary Projects With Great Industry Impact Industry Schools Supply Chain TDCs & Mfg Environment & Productivity Sustainability Centres Health, Wellness & Business Nutrition Government
Complementary Capabilities Perishable, Retail and Pharmaceutical Product Record Keeping and Tracking Requirements ( including HACCP, GDP, GMP, GDP-MDS) Product Development Customers Logistics Process Optimization Logistics Suppliers Modeling and Modeling and Manufacturing Optimization Optimization Productivity Improvement Information Systems for tracking and analytics to meet growing regulatory needs and industry requirements
Health, Wellness and Nutrition Cluster “Managing Health and Improving Life Quality Through Technology”Health and Wellness Disease Management Aging Independently IT Technologies Electronic Design Content and Wireless and Services Technology Knowledge Hypoxic iHealth System Smart Shirt Study TDCs
Health, Wellness and Nutrition Cluster • Exercise • Chronic • Elders-at- Regime Disease home Performance Monitoring monitoring Monitoring • Medication • Home • Diet Schedule Hazards Monitoring Monitoring Monitoring • Health “Vital • Home-based • Elderly Social Sign” Recovery/ Network Monitoring Physiotherapy • Child/Baby treatments Monitoring Health and Disease Aging Wellness Management Independently
Environment and Sustainability Cluster “Towards Zero Carbon Footprint” Zero Landfill Renewable Energy Green Building Waste Materials Solar Heat Automation and Processing Utilization Power Electronics Biomass Gasification Liquid Fuels from Waste oil, Sensor network forAsh-Based Aggregates Sludge, Biomass data centre TDCs
How can RP’s 3 Clusters help you to achieve your productivity goals Clean Competitive Safe Environment Productivity Worker ProductivityLower energy consumption Process Productivity Active participation Alternative energy source Higher efficiency Good Nutrition Reduce waste Optimisation and connectivity Older Workers Supply Chain Health, Wellness and Environment and Manufacturing and Nutrition Cluster Sustainability Cluster Productivity Cluster
Modes of Collaboration withIndustry• Research projects• Joint Labs• Proof of Concept (POC) projects• Other services – Consultancy service – Analytical service – Lab rental – Provision of training
Joint Labs with Industry• Key initiatives which allow RP to align our teaching, and applied research with industry needs.• Enable RP to build relevant capabilities and give staff additional insights into the commercial drivers that shape market opportunities.• Deliver solutions for Industry
Joint Labs with Industry There are currently 9 Joint Laboratories in RP: 1. RFID@NEC – RP’s Joint Lab with NEC 2. RP-Agilent Wireless Solutions Lab 3. RP-Xilinx Programmable Logic Lab 4. RP-Renesas Embedded Systems Joint Lab 5. RP-BASF Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Lab 6. RP-Texas Instrument Low power application Lab 7. RP-NTU Materials Lab 8. RP-Singapore Test Services / Quality Engineering Lab 9. RP-ST Kinetics on Advanced Composites and Engineering Lab
Hu Lee Impex Pte Ltd • Pick List re-organization & Product re- layout – Products were rearranged in accordance to their frequency and in alphabetical order – Pick Lists were generated in the same order to minimize traveling distance – Increase of 30.33% efficiency for every Pick List!• Identification of redundant steps in processes • Excessive checks on physical stock were identified • These checks were redundant through a change in the system of the earlier pick and pack process that stresses on accountability of the staff handling these stock • Reduction of 174 manhours every month!
Eu Yan SangObjective Development of a ready-to-drink herbal drinks to expand their current offerings and also to break into a new market i.e. the youthsMode of The drinks are formulated jointly with EYS by a team of SAS staffCollaboration members, where special techniques were employed to ensure standardization, while maintaining their desired effects.Students The project involved final year project students from the Diplomainvolvements in Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPHM) and Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (DBMS). A survey on Chinese herbal drinks to ascertain the market potential for the ready-to-drink Chinese herbal drinks, providing a platform for the herbal drinks launch. Students, with the assistance of the Centre of Innovation and Enterprise (CIE), came up with label designs for the herbal drinks.
Polar Puffs and Cakes Pte LtdObjective To develop healthy food products and help to recreate new products using their fruit by-products.Mode of Collaborative effort in working to develop reduce the amountCollaboration of waste by-products generated and to re-work them into new productsStudents The project involved final year project students from theinvolvements Diploma in Environmental Sciences (DENV) and Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (DBMS). The waste products were investigated for their nutritional properties and these were exploited to provide a more balanced final product. Shelf life tests and Sensory evaluations were conducted with inputs from all parties.
“Technology Series” Events• Knowledge-sharing and networking events in selected strategic areas of opportunity• Speakers from government agencies, industry and academia to provide presentations and feedback to an open audience in seminar or workshop settings.• RP organised 10 Tech series in 2008, 12 in 2009 and 11 in 2010.