Collaborative Research Centres

Fraunhofer Singapore is currently bundling its research activities under two competence centres. Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre for Applied and Integrated Security (FSR-CAIS) focuses on translational research, professional training, and contract research with our partners from industry. The Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre FSR@NTU is bridging academic and applied research in collaboration with our strategic partner NTU. 

The Fraunhofer Centre FSR-CAIS is currently in formation due to Fraunhofer Singapore's internal restructuring process and will be finalized in May 2022. 

Fraunhofer Research Centres and Groups in Singapore


Fraunhofer Singapore CAIS

Fraunhofer Centre for Applied and Integrated Security (FSR-CAIS)

  • Contract R&D, Public & Private Sector
  • Consulting, Solutions, Training

Nanyang Technological University

Joint Collaborative NTU-Fraunhofer Centre FSR@NTU

Strategic Organizational Partnerships


Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Fraunhofer Gesellschaft


The Fraunhofer Singapore Model

With our collaborative research we are bridging effectively academic and applied research for the benefit of society and industry - called the Fraunhofer Singapore Model.

Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations

Fraunhofer Singapore has a long-term collaboration with multiple Fraunhofer institutions

Strategic Academic Partnerships 

Universities, which unite research and education, are the heart of the scientific system. They play a key role in shaping scientific, cultural, social and business development in Germany and Singapore. For Fraunhofer Singapore, it’s a matter of course to work closely with universities, in Singapore in particular with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).  By doing this, excellent research is linked to practical application in professional business infrastructures, leading to a new level of quality in applied fields.

Joint offering in science and technology transfer

The basis for this close collaboration is the joint collaboration of outstanding researchers at NTU and other universities and Fraunhofer Singapore. Through close personal ties on all levels, the results of university research can be applied efficiently and the joint science and technology transfer service expanded in a targeted manner. At the same time, integrating Fraunhofer scientists into university teaching broadens the provision for students.

Improving innovation capacity

Constructive local collaboration helps to pool complimentary skills and build partner profiles. Fraunhfoer Singapore numerous industry contacts and bridge to the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany offers a wide range of networking opportunities and act as a catalyst for transfer and opening up research to society. Joint initiatives allow strategic topics to emerge and for excellent research infrastructure to be used in a collaborative way. Excellence and international networking in innovation-focused research can be boosted in unison, young scientific talent can be promoted and flexible career paths can be forged. As such, the active collaboration between FSR and NTU is effectively a focal point for practical application of concepts, further supporting both countries Germany and Singapore.

Governmental Agency Partners

NRF Singapore

National Research Foundation Singapore

We are privileged to be supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore, as part of the International Research Centres (IRCs) programme.


Infocomm Media Development Authority

Collaborations with IMDA to build a competitive and sustainable infocomm media industry by seeking innovation and digital trasnformation.