Singapore Institution Establishes Innovation Centre
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore, has partnered with Samsung to drive research in new educational environments, mobile applications, and retail technology.
Samsung and NYP have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to establish the ‘Samsung Digital Convergence and Mobility Innovation Centre’ at NYP, equipped with smart devices, large format display screens, and interactive surfaces from Samsung. R&D in the three areas will be conducted by staff and students from NYP.
The Centre is expected to be operational by October this year.
The first pillar of the Innovation Centre is new learning environments. Research in this area is meant to help NYP stay up-to-date with the massive changes taking place in education today, and meet increasingly sophisticated expectations from learners and employees, and the rising demands from industry.
Smart Device Application Development
The second area that research at the Centre will focus on is emerging mobile technologies. Students will have the opportunity to create applications for devices such as Smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones, in areas such as near-field communications for retail and location-based advertising for businesses.
The third area that research at the Centre will focus on is retail technology, starting in 2014. The Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) at NYP will collaborate with Samsung through the Centre to develop innovative technology and business solutions that enhance customer experience and business outcomes.
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