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  • Virtual reality training gives trainees the opportunity to work in immersive environments that are digital twins of the trains in real life. This virtual training resolves the challenges of how trainees could observe safe distancing while under training, as practice for each trainee may take place anytime, anywhere with the software downloaded on a laptop, accompanied by a virtual reality headset, controllers and internet.

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  • What Germany Can Learn from Singapore

    News / January 07, 2020

    The Asian city-state Singapore is the model for progress in the world - and offers itself as a test laboratory for new technologies. The economic technocrats are not interested in democratic procedures, but in practical solutions.

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  • This year’s ITAP, which is designed as a personalized learning journey for each attendee, serves as a community enabler connecting buyers to all aspects of their needs in their I4.0 journey — from learning and networking to sourcing, retrofitting, and implementing. The event will help attendees learn from industry giants who will present innovations, valuable insights, and case studies that will inspire practical engagement.

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  • The workshop took place on the premises of Fraunhofer Singapore at Nanyang Technical University. The workshop with around 20 participants gave an overview of the software cluster in general and the project results of SCIKE - the internationalization strategy of the software cluster. In addition, the German SCIKE partners introduced themselves to the interested companies and research institutes from Singapore in order to lay the foundation for potential future collaborations and to establish further contacts.

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  • Strengthening ties between the European Union and Singapore is the key to connecting the EU and Asean, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary said on Thursday (June 27). Cooperation and collaboration between the two regional organisations is needed to support an "open, fair and rules-based, multilateral world order", he added. This is necessary even as issues such as climate change and trade tensions between the United States and China make for "uncertain and challenging times".

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  • A nonprofit organisation called Tikkun Olam Makers (“repairing the world” in Hebrew), which organised its first makeathon in Singapore from Jun 14-16, has a stated aim of bringing together dedicated individuals who are passionate about harnessing technology to solve everyday problems for people with special needs. It has an ambitious aim of impacting 250 million people through its communities worldwide. Through the makeathon, which saw almost 80 volunteers coming up with solutions for 13 specific needs, Tan was paired with a team of six strangers who hadn’t worked together until then.

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  • Of Cities, Cadavers and Cells

    News / June 04, 2019

    Just as the arrival of the printing press transformed the way information was transmitted around the world, emerging technologies like augmented and virtual reality are changing the way we see the future. In fact, our mobile phones are now so advanced that they are essentially supercomputers in our pockets, says Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, Executive Director of Fraunhofer Singapore, an applied research centre at NTU.

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  • Dr. Marius Erdt is the Deputy Director of Fraunhofer Singapore and Head of Visual and Medical Computing of Fraunhofer IDM@NTU. In his speech, he shared the different types of Virtual and Augmented Reality devices and how AR allow service technicians to visualize and identify problems ahead of a job. There are also different tracking in AR/VR tracking such as optical tracking, SLAM tracking and Model Based Tracking. With the technology of AR/VR, it brings new vision to maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment. Using visual analytics dashboards, factory can monitor, control and also use the data analysis for decision making.

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  • Thuringia goes Singapore

    Visit / April 12, 2019

    Led by State Secretary Valentina Kerst, a political, economic and science delegation consisting of 50 representatives of companies and institutes participated in “Thuringia goes Singapore”. For 3 days, delegates were exposed to diverse opportunities and insights into Asia’s Business Hub, as they met existing and potential business partners through a series of workshops, briefings, site visits and networking evenings. The program promoted potential synergies and continued to strengthen bilateral relationship between Singapore and Thuringia. It was an interesting journey and the SGC is excited to see what collaborations will evolve in the near future.

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  • On Friday , the Prime Minister held political talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong , Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, and a talk with the Ministry of Education. Other stations on this day were the cooperation partners from science and research, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as well as the research institutes Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and Fraunhofer Singapore.

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