SP School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) has developed strong and close partnerships with industries through successful collaboration in R&D and industrial projects. The MAE R&D and Consultancy Division consists of specific technology groups , funded research projects, and consultancy projects with industries.

Roles of MAE R&D and Consultancy Division:

  • To provide applied R&D expertise and resources to local industries to develop commercially solutions and products to move up the value chain.
  • To engage students in real-life application and to encourage students to creatively apply concepts to practical problems in terms of CDIO and applied learning frameworks.


Launching of Temasek Cares TRiC Projects

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) will collaborate with the Agency of Integrated Care (AIC) under a $751,000 grant from Temasek Cares on a pilot three-year programme. Known as 'Temasek Cares – Technology-assisted Rehabilitation in the Community (TC - TRiC)', the programme also marks the first time that Temasek Cares is funding a development programme that leverages on technology for the benefit of the aging population.

Two SP CARE Projects Won in A&RTs

Three SP CARE projects participated at the Assistive, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Technologies Challenge (A&RTs) on 23 March 2013 at NUS. Two of the projects won the awards.

  1. An excellent Award was won by "Design and development of novel robotic arm brace". The project was also short-listed to take part in i-CREATe 2013 competition in Korea.
  2. The 'E-Lite Power Add-on' project was awarded the 'The Best Prototype Award'. The project was also short-listed to take part in Singapore's Premier Start-Up Challenge due to its commercialization potential.

EETC 2013 R&D Award

Two MAE's projects received SP's R&D Commendation Award during the Excellence in Education and Training Convention(EETC) 2013.
Project Title
Self Bilateral Manipulator to Retain and Improve Functional Capability
Dr Sharon Gan
Dr Lim Hup Boon
Mr Mark Gossage
Mr Sampath Kumar
Dr Win Tun Latt
Development of the Dedicated Self-Service Passport Collection Machine
Mr Leong Mun Kin
Mr Alan Chan
Mr Jonathan Bok
Mr Vincent Chan

Developing Staff Expertise In Food Innovation Technology

SP was awarded Food Automation Unit (FAU) in October 2012 to automate and increase productivity for food manufacturing companies. This is part of the $45 million Food Manufacturing Productivity Plan launched by SPRING Singapore in November 2011. Systems and processes are already in place for FAU to serve SME food companies and a total of 8 sales and project engineers have joined FAU for its operation. To-date, the unit has secured 6 projects and reached out to 273 companies. Collaboration with local and overseas vendors have already been established and in November 2013.

FAU organised 'A Technical Expert Series' seminar (APO-TES), in collaboration with Asian Productivity Organisation and SPRING Singapore. The event was well received and attended by 100 participants from 40 companies. There were also 2 technical sharing sessions conducted in collaboration with Taiwan and Japan food company to provide insight into food manufacturing automation. A FAU own product, Multi-layered Processing Machine (MLP), was design and developed by FAU team. The machine was exhibited at the 2013 Food Productivity Conference and 2014 SP Engineering Show.

iCollect won Gold Award at SiTF Award

The 'iCollect' jointly developed by NEC, Walta and SP (MAE) for Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) won the gold award in the E-Government category at the 2013 Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Award.

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