Singapore's EDB teams with SES on satellite R&D

Eden Estopace
eGov Innovation

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has teamed up with satellite operator SES to explore next-generation satellite technologies.

The partners said they will work with Singapore research institutes and industry partners in the design, prototyping and production of technologies for mobility applications in the aeronautical, automotive and maritime sectors.

Other potential areas of collaboration include the development of software to manage satellite networks, as well as producing innovative, compact components for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which will boost Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation.

This inaugural cooperation between SES and EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) will also pave the way for collaboration between Singapore and Luxembourg universities and research institutions to develop state-of-the-art satellite and radio communications technologies.

"This partnership also validates the growing capabilities of our space industry and the growing strength of our research institutions.” said Beh Kian Teik, Executive Director at EDB’s OSTIn.

Singapore has been home to SES in Asia for the past 15 years. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organizations worldwide.

"We are excited to play a role in further developing the emerging local space and satellite sector and realising Singapore’s space aspirations,” said Deepak Mathur, senior vice president commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.

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