Profile of Fraunhofer Singapore

Fraunhofer Singapore Research Ltd is a legally independent affiliate of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  It is the 8th affiliate of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft outside Germany and 1st in Asia. It acts as headquarter for all Singapore-based Fraunhofer research centres and opens the door to the Fraunhofer network for our clients and partners.

As a Fraunhofer affiliate, we perform professional, application-oriented research and development services for - and with - the industry. Fraunhofer also has a significant training mission and hosts and offers a number of professional trainings and certification courses. It is planned to extend Fraunhofer’s engagement by other collaborative research groups or centres in areas with established high-quality research together with our local partners.

Our Objectives and Mission Statement at a Glance

Providing Applied Research and Outreach Activities in Singapore and the Region

Setting up and operating research activities and outreach programmes in cooperation with Fraunhofer and organizations from Singapore.

Translation into Applications for Society and Industry

Promoting the work of scientific research and their practical applications, for allow advanced industrial uses through applied research.

Know-How Transfer and Professional Skills Training in Emerging Technologies

Supporting local industries by transferring knowledge, know-how and research results

Strengthen Collaboration and Exchange between Singapore and Germany

The formation and development of personnel and the exchange of scientists and technical staff between Singapore and German research institutions.


The Fraunhofer Singapore Model for Collaborative Research

Learn More About our Fraunhofer Singapore Model and our collaborative research approach.

Building a successful research and innovation partnership between Singapore, Asia and Germany.



Fraunhofer Singapore Research - Our Trajectory

Fraunhofer Singapore’s local engagement - with its predecessor Fraunhofer Project Centre for Interactive Digital Media IDM@NTU - started in 1998 with a core research program focusing on providing cutting-edge research in immersive digital media visual computing. The core activities were complemented in 2017 by applied R&D in Cybersecurity, Resilience, and Quantum Technologies. These new area domains became the main focus areas for Fraunhofer Singapore in 2022.  

Fraunhofer Singapore was initially a project centre for Interactive Digital Media (Fraunhofer IDM@NTU) in 2010, a pioneer in Singapore’s applied research scene, driven by the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Founded in 2017, Fraunhofer Singapore Research Ltd (FSR) was launched by NTU and Fraunhofer IGD, supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) as part of the International Research Centres (IRC@SG) landscape in Singapore.

From 2022 our strong engagement continues under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) . The establishment of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied and Interactive Security (CAIS) (under incorporation) under Fraunhofer Singapore and its strategic partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) carrying on research in the field of Cybersecurity, Resilience and Secure Quantum technologies. 

The Visual Computing activities have been closed by the end of March 2022 and the Centre for Interactive Digital Media (IDM) has been renamed to Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre @ NTU  - FSR@NTU - to reflect our strategic collaboration with NTU allowing a broader scope in future.

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Research and Competence Areas

Fraunhofer Network and Strategic Partnerships

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