October 03, 2014
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Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Oct 3rd, 2014 in Kyoto to deepen bilateral cooperation in science and technology. The MOC aims to strengthen scientific collaboration in functional applications in physical sciences including the following research fields: Nanotechnology (including nanobiotechnology, and nano-and bio-devices); Materials (including biomaterials); and Chemistry (including bioelectronics) over the next three years.
Through this program, both JST and A*STAR will continue to engage in the international network of collaboration to accentuate its focus on fostering world-class scientific research. JST and A*STAR will organize a joint workshop in Singapore in few months, followed by the launch of their third joint grant call.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy.
In line with its mission-oriented mandate, A*STAR spearheads research and development in fields that are essential to growing Singapore’s manufacturing sector and catalysing new growth industries. A*STAR supports these economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry.
A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their vicinity. These two R&D hubs house a bustling and diverse community of local and international research scientists and engineers from A*STAR’s research entities as well as a growing number of corporate laboratories.
For more information on A*STAR, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg