TUM Create is a joint research project between TUM and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. It is being funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore for a period of 5 years, with over 100 scientists. TUM scientists develop innovative technologies, future concepts for transportation systems and their applications for electronic vehicles together with local scientists in Singapore to meet the challenges of a rapidly expanding tropical megacity. Based on the size of a molecule to that of a megacity, researchers and engineers work on ten fields of research, including new batteries, design, computer modelling and simulation and transport system design. One of TUM CREATE’s biggest goals at the moment is to design and build the world’s first purely electric taxi. To that end, the scientists and engineers are researching innovative concepts, including solar-powered parking spaces for trucks, high-speed battery charging systems, wireless charging and other radical new technologies.
TUM CREATE Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TUM Asia. Leading TUM professors sit on the TUM advisory board and set the guidelines for this non-profit company.
All of the research project’s offices and laboratories were moved to the CREATE Campus at National University of Singapore in University Town in August 2012.