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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 that the concerted efforts of the last 25 years to build up a credible and world-class research capability in Singapore is discussed, as are the tremendous challenges faced by the key players in the drive to develop a knowledge-based economy towards the ultimate goal of an innovation-driven economy.
Number of Pages: 302
Series Title: World Scientific
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Street Date: April 28, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7101