NUS partners with TÜV SÜD to boost national Industry 4.0 capabilities
23 January 2019 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading testing, certification, auditing and advisory company TÜV SÜD to provide consultancy and training services on Industry 4.0.
The agreement will also signal the intent of both parties to collaborate in the definition of an Industry 4.0 framework for SkillsFuture Singapore, among others.
The signing comes on the heels of the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index, which was jointly launched by TÜV SÜD and the Singapore Economic Development Board last November – the Index seeks to help industrial companies effectively harness the potential of Industry 4.0.
Professor Wei Kwok Kee, Dean of NUS SCALE, said: “NUS has been advancing our industry partnerships, and we are today delighted to be partnering with TÜV SÜD for the next three years. In light of the digital age and the need for our workers to upskill continuously and be equipped with the relevant skills, I’m heartened and confident that today’s partnership will go a long way to improving our national Industry 4.0 capabilities, and more.”
Dr Andreas Hauser, Director of Digital Service at TÜV SÜD, said: “Having worked with over 200 organisations to assess their Industry 4.0 readiness, we’ve learnt that high quality training is a critical component to understanding Industry 4.0 – its benefits, concepts and technological solutions, and to develop new skills required for digitalisation. This MoU with NUS SCALE marks the start of a strategic partnership, aimed to facilitate organisations to embark on their digital transformation journey in a methodological and practical way.”
Representatives from both companies had attended the event, which was held at TÜV SÜD’s Digital Service Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore.
NUS staff were later given a tour of the facility, which showcased TÜV SÜD’s technology and solutions for providing smart healthcare for the elderly.