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SUTD & Thales tie up to boost growth of smart aviation technologies

SUTD & Thales tie up to boost growth of smart aviation technologies
SUTD & Thales tie up to boost growth of smart aviation technologies


  • The organizations have inked an MoU to establish a partnership on digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence to catalyze the innovation.
  • Under the pact, alliance would include design innovation workshops and research projects on various topics.

With the industries evolving in the wake of robust digitalization, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, SUTD and Thales have reportedly announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Apparently, this alliance is expected to make way for extensive collaboration on the research and development of innovative solutions for important systems design.

It has been claimed that this unison is reflective of Thales’ strong commitment to technology and research. Over the year, the organization has showcased the commitment through numerous engagements with partners and customers in customer-centric innovation, prototyping, and testing of new and innovative concepts across vivid sectors.

Through this partnership, Thales would bolster its capabilities in the digitalization and development of best in class local solutions for fundamental topics including robotics, drone, and cybersecurity while, SUTD is likely to undertake research and find solutions for the aviation challenges faced.

Kevin Chow, the Country Director and CEO of Thales, Singapore, while commenting on the matter stated that the company and management is extremely delighted to have been working with SUTD on different topics including air mobility and cybersecurity to create smarter solutions which can address Singapore’s digital ambitions.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of Partnership, Innovation and Enterprise at SUTD, Mr. Lim King Boon cited that Thales with its commitment to technology and research is a vital industry partner for SUTD. The organization is pleased to witness its collaboration with Thales flourish over the years with it exceptionally benefitting the students and faculties, keeping them constantly in touch with the ongoing industrial developments globally. 

Moreover, with the support of Thales, SUTD is anticipating to co-develop and design novel solutions in the aviation sector which can eventually be a profitable move for Singapore and the world.

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