Newcastle University in Singapore

Engagement with Industry

Industry Collaborations

Our international experts work with industry in applied research and professional training

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Industry Partners

NewRIIS has a strong focus on working with industry and other stakeholders such as government agencies. Many of our academic experts have prior industry experience and undertake applied research. Our postgraduate programmes are also linked to industry through content developed and delivered with the help of industry practitioners and the inclusion of applied projects.

 Some of the ways in which we work with industry include:

  • The NewRIIS Industrial Advisory Board, which provides advice on postgraduate degree content and industry engagement activities
  • Joint research projects that aim to solve practical problems
  • Professional training programmes, offered publicly or tailored for specific industries or organisations
  • Student projects
  • Organising research seminars and symposia

Examples of organisations we work with include:

  • Keppel Offshore and Marine
  • Public Utilities Board
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Engie Research Lab
  • XP Power
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Micromil

Funded Industrial PhD Opportunities (Industrial Postgraduate Programme)


The Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP) is a fully funded PhD programme provided by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG). The programme supports companies to build a pool of postgraduate manpower with critical R&D skillsets in preparation for R&D roles in the industry. NewRIIS is approved by EDB and ESG as a research institute partner in the programme. We provide academic input and research supervision for IPP research degrees. 

Concurrently, IPP aims to help companies attract highly skilled doctorate/graduate talent to fill their R&D roles. The incentive allows companies to fund trainees pursuing their doctorate/graduate studies based on projects jointly scoped out by the company and the company’s chosen university partner.

The grant will last up to four years (full-time) for PhD programme and two years (full-time) for MPhil programme in NewRIIS and are available in the following disciplines: 

  • chemical engineering and advanced materials
  • marine and offshore engineering
  • naval architecture
  • mechanical and system design
  • electrical and power engineering
  • AI and machine learning
  • Energy systems and sustainability 

For more information on the Terms & Conditions, please refer to Fees, Funding, and Student Contract.

 Examples of past IPP projects include:

Further information

If you would like to talk to us about industry collaboration and research, contact NewRIIS.