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Press release. 22 July 2013. Agilent Technologies and Temasek Polytechnic open analytical sciences laboratory

Date: 2013

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Summary: On 22 July 2013, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Temasek Polytechnic launched the Temasek Polytechnic-Agilent Partner Lab. The collaboration combined Agilent's cutting-edge bio-analytical technologies with TP's resources to help small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are engaged in traditional Chinese medicine and food products maintain strict safety and quality standards. Ms Tan Mei Mei, Business Director, South Asia- Pacific region, Chemical Analysis Group, Agilent, Dr Lee Chee Wee, Director, TP's School of Applied Science and Mr Tan Kai Hoe, Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore shared their comments on the collaboration.

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Press release. 01 Apr 2013. Temasek Polytechnic students go big on social design

Date: 2013

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Summary: The Design Show 2013 was held on 1 April 2013. The emphasis for the design show was on social and community design resulting in a showcase of fresh and innovative design solutions to pressing contemporary social issues today. Four hundred projects from the graduating class of Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design were showcased including the humanitarian support backpacks, prosthetic arms for children, eldercare spaces, rejuvenating Pulau Ubin and designing orphanages in Cambodia. Seven groups of students from the Diploma in Moving Images were awarded the Development Assistance Grant by the Media Development Authority (MDA). One of the funded films was "Make me laugh" produced by Aloysius Lim.

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Press release. 01 Feb. 2013. Temasek Polytechnic partners with Autodesk to build capabilities in next-generation serious games development

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 1 February 2013 with Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. It marked the start of significant collaboration with TP to build its capabilities in the area of game development, with a focus to move beyond traditional entertainment games, to next-generation serious games. Mrs Lee-Lim Sok Keow, Deputy Principal and Director, School of Informatics & IT, Temasek Polytechnic and V. R. Srivatsan, Autodesk Managing Director for the ASEAN region shared their comments on the collaboration.

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Press release. 01 Feb. 2017. Local polytechnics and Singapore Fintech Association sign MOU to intensify industry collaboration

Date: 2017

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Summary: The five local polytechnics, namely Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic, and Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen collaboration between educators and the FinTech industry. This MOU supported the PolyFinTech 100 initiative, launched in October 2016 to develop a strong talent pool trained in financial technology to aid Singapore in becoming a smart financial centre. The MOU underscored SFA's commitment to enhance the FinTech eco-system through active and continuous engagement of polytechnic students. Plans for 2017 included the innovation lab crawls, internships and workshops. SFA's President Mr Chia Hock Lai and Mr Clarence Ti, Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic shared their comments on the collaboration.

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Press release. 01 June 2016. 150 students, 6 days, 30 innovative ideas for the Singapore Zoo

Date: 2016

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Summary: Tourism Innovation Competition (TIC) 2016 was organised by Temasek Polytechnic (TP) School of Business (Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Leisure & Event Management divisions) and supported by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Singapore Chapter. TIC's brief came from TP's long-standing industry partner, Singapore Zoo, which was looking to increase visitorship of young adults aged 13-21 years old through the implementation of programmes, activities, events and marketing initiatives. Some 30 teams of students from 15 secondary schools and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) presented their creative proposals at the Tourism Innovation Competition (TIC) and the presentation of the award winners took place on Friday, 3 June, 2016 at the Event Hall, Temasek Tourism Academy, Temasek Polytechnic.

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Press release. 02 Aug. 2018. Temasek Polytechnic launches Singapore's first Medical Biotechnology Diploma to boost skills in laboratory medicine

Date: 2018

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) will see its first intake of Medical Biotechnology students in April 2019. The diploma was launched to meet the healthcare industry's demand for an evolving role of medical technologists as well as emerging and future skills needed in this area. The new diploma, along with other sharings on emerging skills and career pathways for future medical technologists were discussed at the Laboratory Medicine Conference on Friday, 3 August 2018 at Temasek Polytechnic Auditorium 1.

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Press release. 02 Dec. 2014. Student entrepreneurs share the gift of design with children this holiday season

Date: 2014

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Summary: Over two weekends in December, on 6 and 7, 13 and 14 December, 40 talented students, alumni and staff from Temasek Polytechnic's (TP) School of Design, in partnership with Sentosa, organised two workshops on silk-screening and card-making for children whose parents were working full-time or incarcerated in prison. The TP designers also set up shop called "Merry Makers Market" to sell unique, hand-crafted limited edition gift items that were both functional and beautiful, with some 15 stalls located at the Sentosa Boardwalk. In the spirit of inclusivity and giving during the holiday season, the children of the Fei Yue Student Care Centre and Salvation Army Prison Support Services - Kids In Play (KIP) received hand-crafted gifts from the TP design students.

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Press release. 02 Feb. 2012. Higher pay for poly grads in 2011

Date: 2012

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Summary: The joint polytechnic press release on higher pay for poly grads in 2011 was released on 6 February 2012. It revealed the findings of the Graduate employment survey conducted between October and November 2011 by the five polytechnics. This annual Graduate employment survey was jointly conducted by Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic to ascertain the employment status of polytechnic graduates. The results of the survey showed that polytechnic graduates were in great demand by employers and earned more with higher remuneration, compared to the previous year.

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Press release. 02 Jan. 2012. TP students develop four assistive applications and devices for the visually handicapped

Date: 2012

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Summary: A group of engineering students from Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Media & Communication Technology developed four assistive devices and applications to encourage greater independence for the visually handicapped. The four projects were showcased at the conference room of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012. These projects were among 78 projects on display during TP's Engineering Project Show and also held in conjunction with TP's campus-wide Open House which was held from 5 - 7 January 2012.

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Press release. 02 Jun 2016. Temasek Polytechnic appoints new Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Date: 2016

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Summary: Mr Peter Lam, Deputy Principal and Registrar of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) has been appointed Principal & Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Polytechnic with effect from 2 July 2016. He succeeded Mr Boo Kheng Hua who retired as TP's Principal & CEO on the same date. Chairman of Temasek Polytechnic's Board of Governors, Mr Lee Kok Choy thanked Mr Boo for his leadership and dedication in driving the institution to even higher levels of excellence.

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Press release. 02 Mar. 2017. TP student designs bus feature for commuters to secure open strollers

Date: 2017

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Summary: More than 450 projects across fashion, architecture, film, product design and communication design disciplines were showcased from the graduating class of Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design. The Design Show was held at the School of Design on Friday, 3 March 2017. Among the 450 projects showcased was a bus feature for commuters to secure their strollers. With this product created by Jordan Ang, Product & Industrial Design student, parents would be able to push the stroller and hook it into the pram seat feature inside the bus. Also showcased were the heart wrenching drama "Seeing voices" by Charmaine Cheong, a student from the Digital Film & Television diploma course, who shared her inspiring story of caring for her mother with mental illness for the last 15 years; and "Luxury hostel experience for tourists" to overcome the cultural and language barriers of short-term-staying guests, by Ong Yue Li, Interior Architecture & Design student.

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Press release. 03 Apr. 2012. TP School of Design unleashes more than 300 mavericks, activists, crusaders @ VivoCity

Date: 2012

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Summary: The Design Show 2012, which ran from 5 to 7 April 2012 at VivoCity showcased the finest works of more than 300 designers -- graduating students from Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design. Among the works showcased were "Beatboxers" -- the local beatboxing website, 808Beatz.com, complete with a new logo, by Leslie Teo from Interactive Media Design, "Helix - electric car charging kiosks" by Kevin Chiam from Product & Industrial Design, "Preserving Bukit Brown" by Alicia Ang from Interior Architecture & Design and a documentary about the plight of the homeless in Singapore by Anisa Bte Abdul Latiff from Moving Images.

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Press release. 03 Jan. 2012. TP is 1st Polytechnic to tie-up with Singapore Youth Flying Club to train students for private pilot license!

Date: 2012

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 3 January 2012 with the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) to partner a flying programme for students pursuing the Diploma in Aviation Management & Services (AMS). The partnership allowed students to obtain their Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and strengthen their interest in pursuing a flying career, the first- of-its-kind for a diploma programme in Singapore. The MOU was signed by Mrs Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal, Temasek Polytechnic and COL (VOL) Andy Tan, General Manager, Singapore Youth Flying Club, in the presence of BG Hoo Cher Mou, Chief of Staff (Joint Staff) , Ministry of Defence and President, Singapore Youth Flying Club Management Committee and Mr Boo Kheng Hua, Principal & CEO, Temasek Polytechnic.

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Press release. 03 Oct. 2016. MAS and local Polytechnics sign Memorandum of Understanding to promote skills development in financial technology

Date: 2016

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Summary: On 3 October 2016, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the five local polytechnics namely, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechninc, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to review and enhance the polytechnics' curricula in the next three years to prepare and equip graduates with the skills sets necessary to take on the new FinTech-related jobs emerging in the financial sector. The MOU covered the following areas: Curriculum reviews, internships and joint projects with FinTech Community. Chief Fintech Officer, Mr Sopnendu Mohanty of MAS and Mr Clarence Ti, Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic shared their comments on the MOU.

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Press release. 04 Jan. 2013. No table to eat at if you don't plan to clear your tray!

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic Engineering Project Show 2013 was held on 7 January 2013 at the Temasek Convention Centre. A total of 66 projects were on display showcasing students' solutions for some typically Singaporean problems. Among the projects were "The Ah Long detector", "A device to stop mosquitoes breeding", "A solution to bicycle accidents on the road", "The baby chair pram", "Gap crossing wheelchair", "No table to eat at if you don't plan to clear your tray".

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Press release. 04 Jun 2012. TP is 1st Poly to be granted SAR-147 Approved Maintenance Training Organisation Certification by CAA

Date: 2012

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Summary: In a press release dated 4 June, 2012, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) announced that it was the first institution of higher learning to be certified by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as a SAR-147 Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO). TP's School of Engineering was audited and certified by CAAS as a MTO in offering training for its students from the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering and Diploma in Aerospace Electronics. Mrs Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal of Temasek Polytechnic and Director of the School of Engineering said that TP would continue to enhance its capabilities, facilities, equipment and teaching methodology, so as to ensure that its students would have a bright future.

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Press release. 04 Nov. 2014. Women use dining plate to teach nutrition and empower Cambodian villagers

Date: 2014

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Summary: Her Excellency, Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women's Affairs, Cambodia presented the Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition to 30 women from the Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs (MWA) who were the first to complete a 4-year Food Science & Nutrition Certification Programme at Temasek Polytechnic (TP). The presentation ceremony took place on Global Community Day 2014, Friday, 7 November 2014 at TP's Glocal Connect Village. This programme was part of the agreement undertaken between TP and Temasek Foundation (TF) in 2011 for the execution of "Public Health and Nutrition Intervention Training Programme" in Cambodia.

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Press release. 04 Nov. 2015. It's Crunch time!

Date: 2015

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) commemorated its 25th anniversary with a home-grown musical called "Crunch Time!" -- a comedy musical with a serious message about the importance of family relationships over material success. TP's 4th musical was held from 4-7 November 2015 at Auditorium 1, Temasek Polytechnic. Sonny Lim was the artistic director and the show was co-produced with local playwright, director and actress Aidli Mosbit. Among the talented cast was 2014 Project Superstar female category winner, Abigail Yeo, who took on the lead role of Xena.

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Press release. 04 Oct. 2016. Temasek Polytechnic scientists set to boost productivity of SMEs with Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products

Date: 2016

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) launched Singapore's first Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products (COI CHP) in June 2016. Funded by SPRING Singapore, it was a one-stop service centre for CHP related enterprises. The key capability areas of the COI CHP included chemical and biological testing, glycemic index analysis as well as safety and efficacy studies. These were some of the areas that were showcased at TP's annual Applied Science Show held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016. A two-day International Conference in Analytical Science followed the Applied Science Show. Some of the related projects serviced by the COI CHP on show included: Herbal ingredient screening of GNC's liver protector for quality control and Rapid testing to identify antioxidant compounds in food, herbs and CHP. The opening of the show also included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between TP and its industry partner Eu Yan Sang Singapore. Mr Peter Lam, Principal & CEO, Temasek Polytechnic delivered the welcome address and Dr Lee Chee Wee, Director, TP's School of Applied Science gave the opening address. Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran, Glycemic Index Research Unit, Temasek Polytechnic presented a paper on "Winning the war on diabetes -- the low GI way!"

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Press release. 04 Oct. 2017. Global terrorism : impact on Singapore : experts from Israel & Singapore to share best practices in security & anti-terrorism

Date: 2017

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Summary: In conjunction with the 16th Safety and Security Asia ((SSA) 2017, Temasek Polytechnic's Security Industry Institute organised the Security Industry Conference 017 (SIC) and Security Industry Masterclass 2017 on 5 & 6 October respectively, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Themed "Global terrorism: impact on Singapore" the two events showcased the very best of state-of-the-art smart security solutions. SIC 2017 featured speeches by Mr Yaniv Peretz from Israel, Dr. Graham Gerard Ong-Webb, Mr Danny Chan, Mr. Raj Joshua Thomas, Mr. Kerran Campbell and Mr. Benjamin Ang. The guest-of-honour for SIC 2017 was Mr Patrick Tay, Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Manpower, Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC & Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

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Press release. 05 Jan. 2017. TP students develop a system that lights up road dividers during heavy downpour to help motorists

Date: 2017

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic's Engineering Project Show 2017 was held on Friday, 6 January 2017 at its Multi-Purpose Hall. One of the projects showcased was a system that lighted up the road divider when it rained, thus allowing motorists to see better in stormy, thundery conditions. Also among the 56 final-year projects were ideas targeted at the elderly which won awards at the "Cool ideas for better HDB living" competition. Examples of such project were the "Elderly friendly mop & pail", "Elderly safe trolley" and "Smart active wheelchair". Other highlights of the Engineering Project Show were an energy-saving invention which cooled only the bed of a person who was sleeping, rather than the entire room, and a remote controlled drone which was being developed to carry, fly and drop a life buoy to a drowning person at sea.

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Press release. 05 Jan. 2017. Temasek Polytechnic and NTUC Foodfare create healthier, low GI meals for the community

Date: 2017

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and NTUC Foodfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the "War on diabetes" to develop healthier meal options that would benefit the masses through NTUC Social Enterprises' reach of dining, supermarket, eldercare and early childhood education chains. A series of healthier choice, low Glycemic Index (GI) halal meals, created by TP's School of Applied Science were made available at NTUC Foodfare's newly opened dining space, Kitchen Loft. TP also created six varieties of low GI ready-to-eat frozen pizzas that were included in NTUC FairPrice's house brand range of products. The new product range had been tested at the region's only accredited GI Research Unit housed at TP and was expected to be made available at NTUC FairPrice stores from April 2017. Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) attended the unveiling of the Low GI meals, and also witnessed the MOU signing between TP and NTUC Foodfare. Dr Lee Chee Wee, Director, School of Applied Science at TP and Mr Perry Ong, CEO at NTUC Foodfare signed the MOU on 5 January 2017.

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Press release. 05 May 2011. NATAS & TP sign MOU

Date: 2011

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to harness the expertise of NATAS & its members to equip TP's students from the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management with the skills to perform effectively in an ever-changing, service-oriented industry. The MOU was signed by Mr. Robert Khoo, CEO, NATAS and Mr. Daniel Yeow, Director, Temasek Polytechnic School of Business on 4 May 2011 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

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Press release. 06 Dec. 2011. NATAS & TP partner to promote silver travel

Date: 2011

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Summary: The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote silver travel industry in Singapore. Under this MOU, both NATAS and TP's School of Humanities & Social Sciences would conduct research to better understand the travel trends of the silver generation so as to enable the industry to better cater to their needs in the travel scene. Mr Boo Kheng Hua, Principal & CEO, Temasek Polytechnic and Mr Robert Khoo, CEO, NATAS signed the MOU.

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Press release. 06 July 2017. Temasek Polytechnic commemorates Global Community Day in conjunction with ASEAN@50

Date: 2017

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) celebrated its seventh annual Global Community Day (GCD) on Friday, 7 July 2017 at TP's Glocal Connect Village. GCD is a celebration of diversity with cross-cultural performances and showcases from countries around the world. The 7th GCD was a multi-sensory extravaganza of food and cultural workshops, as well as vibrant showcases and performances, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Artists from the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) such as Christina Lau and Tan Kok Leong participated in the celebrations where they shared their inspiring life stories. Also on display at The Art Gallery @ TP's Glocal Connect Village was "We draw ASEAN together", an exhibition of sketches featuring life in Southeast Asian cities, by artists and hobbyists from Urban Sketchers Singapore (USk), which was founded in 2009 by TP's Artist-in-Residence, Madam Tia Boon Sim. Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information was the guest-of-honour. The event was organised by TP's Centre for TransCultural Studies.

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