February 25, 2024

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Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

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There is a new smart school campus in town which is the first of its kind in South-east Asia to have a multi-energy micro-grid network.

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be having a new campus which will employ technology and innovation methods for managing the energy needs of the campus.

Construction works for this new campus follow a ground-breaking ceremony, on 10 September 2019, which was officiated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

It will rely on various energy sources to meet its energy needs.

These energy sources include gas, electricity and thermal energy.

These various energy sources will run through one energy network, micro-grid, at the future campus.

This latest campus, which will be in the Punggol Digital District, is a joint research effort between SIT and Singapore Power (SP) group.

The campus has been designed to acclimate with Singapore’s tropical climate.

Features of campus

Multi-Energy Micro-Grid (MEMG)

MEMG will be providing the power supply to the campus which will reduce the need for depending on the main utility grid.

This will allow the campus to be self-reliant and self-sustainable for its power supply in the long run.

MEMG will be a living experimental lab which will assist the research, development and test-bedding of distributed energy systems and cybersecurity solutions.

Solar Panels

There will be rooftop installations of about 10,000 sq m pf photovoltaic solar panels. These panels will contribute to providing energy and power to the campus.

These solar panels will be installed at the top of the campus’s learning hub.

Campus-wide smart sensor network

About 10,000 sensors will be installed throughout the campus to create a campus-wide smart sensor network.

These sensors will collect data such as temperature, intensity of light and human presence.

The collected data will be shared with the Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) which link up the different building functions such as lighting, lifts, air-conditioning and security via the Internet of Things (IoT).

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics processes will be constantly analysing data and manage the various building functions via IBMS.

District Cooling System

The campus will come with a District Cooling System (DCS) which will supply the cooling necessities of the campus while controlling and restricting its carbon footprint.

The DCS will mainly provide the areas in the school such as the classrooms, laboratories, maker spaces, library, multipurpose hall, administration offices, auditorium and food court.

“Living Lab”

This new campus is visualised to be a ‘living lab’ which incorporates applied research and innovation for SIT and its partners.

It will be an ideal environment for students to have witness first-hand and gain knowledge about how the usage of these cutting edge-technologies through working on various projects which will employ various smart technologies and apply them in real-life environments.

It will house 12,000 students and occupy a land area of about 91,000 sq m.

Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT, commented: “SIT’s role is to provide an applied learning pathway for young Singaporeans, in particular, polytechnic graduates, to harness their aspirations. At steady state, SIT will have an annual intake of over 3,000 undergraduates and will play a key role in meeting the government’s target of 40 per cent cohort participation rate by 2020.”

The campus will be located near JTC’s business park which will allow for students and professionals to partner and work on projects.

PARTNER

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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