TUM's research platform in Singapore
TUMCREATE is the multidisciplinary research platform of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) at the Singapore Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). Together with partner universities, public institutions and companies, we are working to develop new forward-looking technologies in the fields of protein research, sustainability, medical diagnostics, mobility, or energy.
TUM as part of the CREATE campus
TUMCREATE was established in 2010 to facilitate research collaborations between Singapore and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), TUM has the opportunity to access research funding from Singapore. We work closely with local institutions as well as with world-leading universities that are part of the CREATE campus, e.g. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Hebrew University of Jerusalem or the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. The more than 50 researchers appreciate this unique opportunity for academic exchange and the development of research ideas in Asia. In this context, TUM and TUMCREATE maintain a successful long-term partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Food Science in focus - the challenges of the 21st century in view
With the latest major program Proteins4Singapore, TUMCREATE is expanding its portfolio with a complex, forward-looking life science project. The research program focuses on alternative and sustainable protein sources and the engineering of these proteins for specific functions in foods that are both nutritious and digestible. Proteins4Singapore will enable Singapore to provide highly nutritious, palatable and functional protein-based foods. In addition to the food science anchor project, our researchers are also looking at issues concerning carbon neutrality/sustainability, medical diagnostics, mobility or energy. Also in these areas, we seek to find scientific answers to and pioneering technologies for addressing the challenges of the 21st century - for Singapore and the world.
Mobility in focus in the early years
At the beginning of TUMCREATE's research, our researchers focused on mobility issues in tropical megacities (2011-2021). The first project was The Centre for Electromobility in Megacities (2010 – 2016), followed by Towards the Ultimate Public Transport System (2016 – 2021). We have successfully carried out various multidisciplinary projects, including technology assessment, prototyping, talent development and entrepreneurship in collaboration with academic and industrial partners in Singapore.
TUM ForTe coordinates all TUM activities related to TUM Asia and is the first point of contact for all questions on this topic.
More information also at TUMCREATE: https://www.tum-create.edu.sg/