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How A*STAR is enhancing the research ecosystem in Singapore: RIE2020 portal and Future InfoComm System Team applications

How A*STAR is enhancing the research ecosystem in Singapore: RIE2020 portal and Future InfoComm System Team applications

This is part of a continuing series on how
the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is constantly working
to support researchers in Singapore and enhance the research ecosystem.

Click here to
read the first instalment on the Federated Identity Management System or FIMs and
the second
part on the electronic Chemicals,
Biomaterials, Gases Management System.

RIE2020
portal

In 2016, the Singapore Government announced
the RIE2020 plan, committing
S$19 billion to Research, Innovation and Enterprise over a period of five years.
Updates were announced last year regarding focus in the four technology domains
of the Plan- Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME),
Health & Biomedical Sciences (HBMS),
Services & Digital Economy (SDE) and Urban Solutions & Sustainability (USS).

But for the agencies involved in this government-wide
push, such as the National Research Foundation (NRF), A*STAR, Ministry of
Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE) and more, there was no common
platform to upload the funding initiatives under RIE2020.

To address this concern, A*STAR developed an Integrated Research,
Innovation and Enterprise 2020 Portal System as a cross-agency collaboration
project.

This integrated online portal will serve
as a valuable platform for the research community in Singapore and provides a much
needed resource to improve the efficiency and productivity.

This project demonstrates A*STAR’s initiative, innovation and commitment
to address the current challenges faced by the research community with a
simple, creative and easy to implement a solution within a short time frame.

A*STAR researchers can search for details, such as eligibility criteria,
funding quantum, opening and close of grant calls) on all RIE2020 Funding
Initiatives provided by the funding agencies under this one centralised online
portal.

The successful launch of RIE2020 Funding Initiatives Portal has benefitted
not just A*STAR but also many external organisations, as there is now a common
platform for the users to upload and manage the RIE2020
funding effectively.

Future
InfoComm System Team
(FIST)
Applications

A*STAR’s Information
Technology Shared Services (ITSS) Group has developed several applications
under FIST. Some of thejm are highlighted below.

Face
Recognition

The Proof of Concept
for Face Recognition Application (FR) developed by ITSS is equipped with the
ability to intelligently recognise and identify the person via key features on
the face. 

There are many
potential uses for the platform including tracking and monitoring the people’s
identity at entrances and exits of A*STAR Offices / Buildings / Laboratories and
enhancing the experience of visitors coming to A*STAR with ‘Greetings &
Acknowledgement’.  

Mobile
Incident Notification Application

The team has also
developed a Mobile Incident Notification Application (MINA), providing a
convenient platform for staff to lodge a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
incident report using their mobile phones. 

Through this mobile
application, an incident report can be lodged conveniently by anyone, anytime,
anywhere, using any handheld device (on IOS and Android). A*STAR’s HSE/
Infrastructure Planning and Facility Management (IPFM) department subsequently
follows up on these alerts.  

The staff can easily
download the application via scanning QR code from A*STAR’s MINA publicity (or)
approach any of staff from A*STAR FIST Booth for the mobile QR code. 

Mobile Device
GPS and Van Tracking System

The Mobile Device GPS
and Van Tracking System (MDGTS) is a web application that can track movement of
the vehicles within campus. This application provides real-time information on
the shuttle bus status between Biopolis and Fusionopolis. The Shuttle Bus
Services can be tracked live on a Screen. 

The application uses
GPS to capture the vehicle movement in real-time, and provides the staff with improved
visibility of vehicles movements, and help them better plan their schedules.  

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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