About the Event

Themed “Maritime Industry Transformation through Research and Innovation”, the 8th edition of the SMI Forum addresses the current landscape and future trends of research and innovation for Maritime Singapore’s long-term competitiveness. The SMI Forum 2018 will gather leaders from the industry, academia, and public sector to discuss the essential elements of building a strong maritime innovation ecosystem towards supporting the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map to enhance the competitiveness of the maritime industry in Singapore.

The key highlights of the SMI Forum 2018 include presentations from prominent figures of the maritime community in Singapore, and a panel discussion on the key areas of research and innovation to support Singapore’s Maritime Industry Transformation. The SMI Forum is also part of Maritime Singapore’s efforts to profile the critical role of R&D excellence and acknowledge the invaluable contributions by the maritime research community in Singapore.

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8 Nov 2018, Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Andaz Singapore, Singapore


Public event, registration required

Jason Lin
+65 6270 2824

About the Organizer

The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) in partnership with local Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and reflects Singapore’s continued commitment to the maritime and offshore industry. The SMI develops strategies and programmes related to the academic, policy and R&D aspects of the industry, focusing on sectors including port, shipping, maritime services, offshore and marine engineering, subsea and downhole.

The formation of the SMI aims to strengthen Singapore’s research manpower and capabilities as a global maritime knowledge hub to enhance the overall positioning and competitiveness of the industry. The organisation charts maritime and offshore research strategies together with various maritime institutes at local IHLs, and also promotes greater industry-academia R&D collaborations to be undertaken in Singapore.