The Science and Innovation Network promotes and facilitates international collaboration in research and innovation.
Science and innovation are at the heart of government strategy for promoting prosperity and growth. Research and knowledge is increasingly developed and transferred through international collaboration which provides opportunities to work with the best in the world, exchange students and researchers, and gain access to large scale international facilities, leading to mutual benefits for UK and Singapore.
To promote international collaboration the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in 28 countries around the world.
For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Singapore, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot here.
SIN Singapore works to:
influence science and innovation policies of governments, industry and academia to benefit the UK
improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and issues with Singapore
encourage high level science co-operation to benefit the UK and achieve wider policy objectives
stimulate strategic science collaborations with Singapore to benefit the UK and deliver wider policy goals
make best use of international technology co-operation and investment to grow UK innovation potential
UK-Singapore Innovation and Research Partnership
Singapore is a world-leading R&D centre, and is the top Asian country in the INSEAD Global Innovation Index. As such, Singapore is an important partner for the UK in science and innovation. The UK-Singapore Partners in Science programme was initiated in 2004 and has formed the basis of our strong cooperation on research. Much of our collaboration now takes place under the UK-Singapore Innovation and Research Partnership, which was signed by both Prime Ministers around the State Visit in 2014 and takes our cooperation to a new level. The Partnership sees research activities continuing, but with an enhanced focus on applying the results to develop new ideas that will enable us to respond to global challenges, increase competitiveness and improve standards of living.
Our priority sectors are:
Cyber and Information Communications Technology (ICT)
Health and Life Sciences
SIN Southeast Asia
The Southeast Asia regional SIN team, based in Singapore, working with Embassies and High Commissions throughout the region, develops and supports cooperation on research and innovation with local partners in Southeast Asia and with partners across the UK. We work through programmes including the Newton Fund, Prosperity Fund, the EU-funded international cooperation project ‘SEA-EU-NET II’, and the UK-Southeast Asia Knowledge Partnership.