Launch of the R&D committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
On Thursday January 14th, 2010 and for the launch of the R&D committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the French Embassy organized a workshop to highlight the experience of joint laboratories between French and Singaporean institutions of scientific research.
Dr Daniel Racoceanu (Director of iPal -Image, Pervasive Access Lab- a joint laboratory between CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier (UJF), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)) as well as Dr Dominique Baillargeat (Director of CINTRA -CNRS International NTU Thales Research Alliance- joint lab between CNRS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Thales group) were given the opportunity to present the creation, the evolution and the business models of their respective laboratories.
A large number of French scientists working in Singapore and a large number of top managers of French private companies interested in R&D in Singapore attended this seminar.
In his speech, the French Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Olivier Caron emphasized the goal of developing cutting-edge scientific cooperation between France and Singapore and encouraged a higher level of partnership between private companies in R&D and French research institutions.