TÜV SÜD opens S$40 million Digital Service Centre of Excellence in Singapore

| Urban Solutions & Sustainability

German Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) company TÜV SÜD opened its new digital service Centre of Excellence (CoE) located at Science Park Drive, with a commitment to invest over S$40 million here over the next three years. During this three-year period, it also plans to recruit more than 50 research engineers, big data analysts, industrial cyber security and embedded systems specialists and functional safety experts. The 9,900-square-foot centre is the company's first digital service centre outside Germany and it will address emerging areas such as predictive data analytics, industrial cyber security and smart infrastructure.

Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Prof. Dr. -Ing Axel Stepken, Chairman of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG, at the opening of TÜV SÜD's new S$40 million Digital Service Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore.

Photo Credit: TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific

The new centre will test and assess the new technologies developed by industry partners to ensure their "smart solutions" are integrated into the old infrastructure with as little risk and downtime as possible. The Digital Service CoE is aligned with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision – to integrate technology into the management of infrastructure and industries, with the aim to improve the lives of citizens. Companies looking to capitalise on these emerging technological trends can work with TÜV SÜD through its digital service centre in Singapore, to co-innovate verification, and potentially certification, methods for new solutions to ensure they are suitable and safe for large scale deployment and commercialisation.

TÜV SÜD hopes to establish partnerships with infrastructure players here, including the hospitals, SMRT Corporation and Changi Airport. One of the centre's first pilot projects is a smart nursing home installation being developed by A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). They will also be rolling out a PhD programme with SUTD to build up knowledge in the field of software-based verification of complex smart systems here.

Press Release and Speech
- 31 March 2016

TÜV SÜD opens S$40 million Digital Service Centre of Excellence in Singapore