The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
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The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)
1 Fusionopolis Way
#18-10 Connexis North Tower
Singapore 138632


(65) 6826 6111
(65) 6779 8061

UTC +08:00
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead government agency dedicated to fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based economy.

A*STAR actively nurtures public sector research and development in Biomedical Sciences, and Physical Sciences & Engineering, and spurs growth in Singapore's key economic clusters by providing human, intellectual and industrial capital to our partners in industry and the healthcare sector.

A*STAR currently oversees 14 research institutes and seven consortia & centres located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis and their vicinity, and supports extramural research with the universities, hospital research centres, and other local and international partners.


A*STAR's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) promotes public sector research and development in the physical sciences & engineering. SERC:

- supports world-class research in A*STAR institutes in a wide range of fields including communications, data storage, materials, chemicals, computational sciences, microelectronics, advanced manufacturing and metrology

- plans and actively promotes research in strategic areas to encourage greater multidisciplinary research and collaborations across industries, institutes and sectors to create the knowledge and intellectual property that will drive the development of knowledge-intensive industries

- cultivates and engages an extensive network of industry partners via various funding schemes and attachment programmes to facilitate a seamless flow of technologies from conception to commercialisation

- identifies and nurtures talented scientists and engineers to provide a ready pipeline of talent to academic institutions and partners.

SERC manages seven research institutes and several state-of-the art centres and facilities with core competencies in the above-mentioned fields to tackle global technological challenges and create future industries from its headquarters at Fusionopolis, Singapore’s iconic hub for science and technology research.

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