On 13 February 2017, Founder and Chief Engineer of Dyson, Sir James Dyson and Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) officially opened Dyson’s new £330 million (S$587 million) R&D Centre in Science Park with The new tech centre, which boasts the latest development labs, will lead downstream R&D for new product categories and IoT technologies to support the company’s move into the Smart Homes market.
With its focus on connected technology and intelligent machines, Dyson’s Singapore Technology Centre will create exciting jobs in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, vision systems and software development. About one third of its staff here are engineers and there are plans to grow the engineering team by 50 per cent.
In addition to setting up the R&D centre, Dyson is also establishing its advanced manufacturing team here to implement industrial "internet of things" technologies both in its production facilities in Singapore and the region. Dyson's new centre as well as its advanced manufacturing team will add another 190 jobs, including 160 positions for research scientists and engineers over the next five years.
Dyson, set up in Singapore in 2007, now employs 1,100 people across the new technology centre and its advanced digital motors manufacturing facility at West Park in Pioneer Crescent.