Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
In a collaboration that was formalised in January 2002, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore embarked on a long-term commitment to implement and co-ordinate a series of initiatives aiming to promote an interest in science among the youth in Singapore.
The collaboration has resulted in a series of projects that engage young Singaporeans, employing a range of activities to cater to the various age groups and the different levels of scientific skills.
Objectives of the collaboration
With projects for youth under 18 years and their families the collaboration aims to:
- inspire and engage the young
- raise the public's scientific awareness
- project science as part of everyday life
- highlight that science is fun and enriching
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DSO National Laboratories (DSO)
As Singapore's national defence research and development organisation, DSO National Laboratories (DSO) shares a common interest with Science Centre Singapore (SCS) to develop the passion for science and technology amongst the younger generation.
Since 2008, DSO, in collaboration with SCS and other partners, has been organising the Amazing Series of Competitions, namely:
Through unique and interesting themes, these national competitions are designed to be an enriching learning journey for its participants. Teams are encouraged to synthesize their science knowledge with creativity, and step beyond their boundaries to innovate and create. The Amazing Series of Competitions are also designed to create a positive experience for its participants, as they immerse in cohesive teamwork, strategic group thinking and problem-solving.
Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)
In January 2006, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Science Centre Singapore formalised a collaboration with the aim to promote interest in infocomm technology among the younger generation and bring infocomm awareness to the general public through an exhibition and series of events.
Through this collaboration, an exhibition named i-Space was created which aimed to showcase the latest ICT technology in order to engage and inspire the young Singaporeans. In the past, annually, the Science Centre organised XSite, a nationwide competition which was one of the challenges of the National Infocomm Competition organised by IDA.
The objectives of X-site were:
- to promote interest and awareness of Infocomm technology
- to educate students on the science and technology behind Infocomm
to provide students with an opportunity to experience out-of-school challenges and learning, develop team camaraderie and discover their true talents
Besides that, i-Space used to be the headquarters for the schools’ infocomm club ambassadors, serving as a meeting point where the ambassadors are able to hold their meetings and events from time to time.
The i-Space exhibition has since been replaced by the Defending Science Exhibition. Also, the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) have been restructured to form the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Agency (GovTech).
Other Associated Organisations