Surviving and Thriving in Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) will likely see as much change and disruption as the preceding Digital Revolution, even as it focuses on the use and amplification of data in real time, using artificial intelligence and networked smart technologies. Facing these challenges will require individuals to consider both the environment and expertise needed to excel in Industry 4.0. 

Singapore: House to World-class Talents and Companies

The environment in Singapore—with the convergence of a good digital infrastructure, world-class talent and a future-ready society, as well as a pro-active stance on policy and governance—may offer the right formula. 

Apart from being ranked first in Asia for digital infrastructure1 and first in the world for technological readiness2, Singapore has attracted the world’s top tech companies and hosts more than half of Southeast Asia’s data centre capacity3. Additionally, the country is the second most attractive destination for global talent4, and second in the world for start-up talent5

NUS: Nurturing Future Leaders

The National University of Singapore (NUS), with its record of academic excellence spanning more than a century, has its alumni including the senior officers of global technology companies, key officials in the United Nations, as well as several heads of state. 

To continue nurturing future leaders, NUS strives to ensure that its programmes are relevant and anticipate the needs of tomorrow by partnering with industry players as well as government agencies. Beyond preparing its graduates to excel in the age of Industry 4.0, the academia-business-government triumvirate allows NUS to play a role in actively shaping the economy of Industry 4.0. 

The transformative nature of Industry 4.0 underscores the importance of research and innovation. In 2020, Singapore ranked sixth in the world for university/industry research collaboration6. NUS has played its part in this by launching various research collaborations with industry, including the Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Lab, and the NUS and Alibaba Cloud innovation incubator programme. The university also offers support to student entrepreneurs through the NUS Start-up Runway and the entrepreneurial hub known as BLOCK71. 

In all, Singapore and NUS offer a compelling proposition for the emerging change-makers and leaders of Industry 4.0.

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1. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Asian Digital Transformation Index 2018
2. EIU, Preparing for disruption: Technological Readiness Ranking 2018
3. BroadGroup, Data Center South East Asia Market Report, January 2016
4. INSEAD, The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020
5. Start-up Genome, Global Start-up Ecosystem Report 2019
6. Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organization, Global Innovation Index 2020

01 April 2021