Rolls-Royce partners with a Singapore University on a multipurpose research project.
Aimed at advancing research in the field of electrical power and control systems, manufacturing and repair technologies and computational engineering, the $75m (£49m) Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab is a continuation of a cooperation that started eight years ago.
Funded jointly by Rolls-Royce and Singapore’s National Research Foundation, the Lab is located at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
“It is fantastic that NTU, the fastest-rising university in the world’s top 50, is strengthening our partnership with Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading power systems companies,” says Professor Bertil Andersson, President of the NTU.
Running 32 distinct research projects over the next five years, the Lab aims at inventing more efficient and reliable energy delivery systems, developing innovative manufacturing technologies to complement more robust power systems and extracting information from equipment and processes so that operators can make timely and informed business critical decisions.
“Rolls-Royce has a long and proud history of delivering engineering excellence and innovation to support our expanding global customer base especially in the Asia Pacific region’s aerospace, marine and energy markets,” said Professor Ric Parker, Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce.
The Rolls-Royce Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) was set up at NTU in 2009. Since then, it has become a key source of innovation within Rolls-Royce. The same year, NTU embarked on a five-year research partnership with Rolls-Royce to conduct research in the areas of manufacturing process technology and power electronics.
The NTU is recognised as one of Asia’s foremost research and development hubs and one of the fastest rising universities worldwide in terms of ranking.
The new lab will employ more than 300 top-level talent comprising research staff and technical experts.