TUM’s innovation platform in Singapore

TUMCREATE was founded in 2010 to foster research collaborations between Singapore and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers. As part of the NRF funded Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE), TUM has the opportunity to tap on Singaporean research funding and to partner with local institutions as well leading global universities that are part of CREATE campus like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Researchers appreciate this unique opportunity for academic exchange and research ideas in Asia. TUMCREATE has a successful long-term partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and students can enrol for a TUM/NTU joint supervision PhD degree program.

TUMCREATE has successfully managed various multidisciplinary projects within its mobility programs, including technology assessment, prototyping, talent development, and entrepreneurship in collaboration with academic and industry partners in Singapore. With its latest large-scale program Proteins4Singapore, TUMCREATE adds a complex, cutting-edge Life Science project to its portfolio. The research program focuses on alternative and sustainable sources of proteins and the engineering of these proteins for specific functions in food that are both nutritious and acceptable. Proteins4Singapore will enable Singapore to provide highly nutritive, savory, and functional protein-based foods.

 As the world recovers from COVID-19 restrictions, TUMCREATE offers a unique proposition for Singapore to partner with the Technical University of Munich as well as its German and European networks to jointly address global challenges