Ever since Singapore became independent in 1965, its leaders have invested tremendous efforts and resources to develop its economy in order to create jobs for its people and to support national development. This book describes the challenging journey of Singapore in developing a knowledge-based economy driven by research and innovation and the roles played by research institutes, universities, research manpower and appropriate collaboration between research institutes and industry.The book traces the foundations of Singapore's research story from the time of its independence in 1965 to the present day. Through interviews with the key players and research into the records, the establishment of the key institutes and the roles of a global cast of researchers, scientists and engineers in setting up the R&D infrastructure are outlined. The impact of the concerted efforts to build up a credible and world-class research capability in Singapore over the last 25 years is discussed, as are the tremendous challenges faced by the key players in the drive to develop a knowledge-based economy and the ultimate goal of an innovation-driven economy.
- Contributor: Chang Chieh Hang
- Imprint: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- ISBN13: 9789814641265
- Number of Pages: 324
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Release Date: 2016-04-28
- Series: World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building
- Binding: Paperback / softback
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