Our Programmes

From programmes piloted by evidence-based results, to sustainable long-term solutions, our programmes aim to strengthen social resilience of Singaporeans and their households, foster mutual exchanges in the region, and advance science and nature globally.

Find out about our programmes below!

List of FY 19/20 Programmes

  • ACCESS (Accessible Cancer Care to Enable Support for Survivors) Programme

    ACCESS (Accessible Cancer Care to Enable Support for Survivors) Programme

    Partner

    National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

    Physical, psycho-emotional, social and spiritual problems can occur at any time during a patient’s cancer journey. Supportive and survivorship care in collaboration with community partners is not only essential for managing supportive care needs of survivors in the community, but also offers preventive and proactive management of the disease long term.

    The ACCESS programme will introduce integrated after-care case management and care coordination from acute care treatment to care in the community. The programme also aims to build a network of after-care supportive services, which provides integrated medical, para-medical, psycho-social and educational components of care to optimise their recovery.

  • Access Development Programme

    Access Development Programme

    Partner

    Singapore Repertory Theatre

    To enhance the accessibility of the arts for persons with disabilities, the Access Development Programme at the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) provides additional support for patrons who might otherwise feel excluded from enjoying live performances. These include audio-described performances and sign language interpretation. SRT also makes available sensory-friendly 'relaxed performances', where loud sounds and strobe lights are removed to cater to patrons with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder.

    Under the programme, there are also training opportunities for the industry on disability awareness. SRT offers a series of training through a newly-formed Access Arts Hub that brings the industry together to make more arts venues accessible and disabled-friendly.

  • Arts Development Award
    (School of The Arts)

    Arts Development Award

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    To provide more access to arts education, the Arts Development Award gives an opportunity for primary school children to be exposed to, and enriched by, an early arts education.

    Each year, up to 24 primary 4 to 6 students from low income families who show artistic potential are presented with the Arts Development Award. These students can attend arts enrichment lessons at various centres. With an annual quantum of $2,000, the award helps cover course fees, materials, costumes and transport costs. Awardees are also paired with a group of buddies from SOTA who will mentor and support them in their academic, artistic and personal growth.

  • Arts Integration @ SOTA

    Arts Integration @ SOTA

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    To build professional capabilities, teachers undergo courses to hone their ability to integrate and leverage the arts to teach other subjects such as Mathematics and Humanities. SOTA aims to be able to share their novel pedagogical approaches with other educational institutions.

  • ASEAN Cultural Experience
    (School of The Arts)

    ASEAN Cultural Experience (School of The Arts)

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    Through this immersive experience, students get to learn more about our ASEAN neighbours, and better appreciate different cultures. Students acquire a deeper understanding of the arts, cultural, social and economic landscape of the ASEAN countries.

  • Bring Singapore Symphony Orchestra into the Community & Bring the Community to Victoria Concert Hall

    Bring Singapore Symphony Orchestra into the Community & Bring the Community to Victoria Concert Hall

    Partner

    Singapore Symphony Orchestra

    SSO organises events for different communities such as outdoor concerts at Gardens by the Bay and Botanic Gardens, and lunchtime concerts in the Victoria Concert Hall.

  • David Marshall Scholarship and David Marshall Scholarship for Young Artist

    David Marshall Scholarship and David Marshall Scholarship for Young Artist

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    The David Marshall Scholarship is presented to outstanding SOTA students in Years 1 to 6. Students are expected to develop leadership skills and participate in various community activities.

    The David Marshall Scholarship for Young Artist is presented to exceptionally talented SOTA students in Years 4 to 6. Students will focus on developing their strengths, complemented by a rigorous academic curriculum. They are put through selected programmes to stretch their potential and develop all-round perspectives in the arts.

  • David Marshall Study Award

    David Marshall Study Award

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    The David Marshall Study Award provides financial support to eligible SOTA students, who will receive the award on an annual basis to offset their cost of education.

  • DaVinci Junior

    DaVinci Junior

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    The programme provides primary school students with the opportunity to develop their scientific competencies and inquiry skills, and to encourage them to pursue Mathematics and Science at the secondary level.

    Close to 70 students get to learn scientific and research principles through workshops and supervised small group projects. The workshops exposed student to hands-on experiments such as building a motorised toy car and learning the physics of flight.

  • Developing Cultural Leaders

    Developing Cultural Leaders

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    The programme aims to nurture empathetic and resourceful student leaders who actively engage with and contribute to the community. Students are encouraged to spearhead initiatives to meet real community needs, and in the process, hone competencies and skills in areas such as design thinking, conflict management, facilitation, project management and empathy development.

    Resources go towards workshops for students, local and overseas community-based programmes, as well as staff training in design thinking and project management.

  • E W Barker Scholarship

    E W Barker Scholarship

    Partner

    Singapore Sports School

    The E W Barker Scholarship aims to motivate talented students with remarkable character to continue their pursuit of sports excellence. As part of the Scholarship, students receive full subsidy of school fees for two years. Scholars are also expected to contribute back to society by planning and performing community services work.

  • E W Barker Study Award
    (Singapore Sports School)

    E W Barker Study Award (Singapore Sports School)

    Partner

    Singapore Sports School

    The E W Barker Study Award provides financial support to deserving students with potential to excel in sports. This annual award is given to students with gross monthly household incomes not exceeding $12,000 or per capita income not exceeding $3,000.

  • Education and outreach

    Education and outreach

    Partner

    Singapore Chinese Orchestra

    Education and outreach activities provide opportunities for students and the community to gain a deeper appreciation of chinese orchestra music through performances at schools and community venues.

  • Einstein+ Programme

    Einstein+ Programme

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    Through curated learning opportunities, the Einstein+ talent development programme aims to further develop students who have high abilities in Mathematics and Science. Each year, about 400 students participate in the following learning opportunities: • Local workshops, training and field trips enable students to learn from experts in various fields, undergo experiential learning and practise new skills • Reading selected STEM University modules at the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Digipen allows high-ability students to deepen and broaden their STEM learning. • Students initiate and drive interest groups in Math, Science and Humanities to explore beyond the curriculum and promote their chosen areas to other students and the public. • Participation in competitions, conferences and science fairs enables students to learn and practise new skills and achieve mastery of concepts. • The Overseas Student Attachment Programme provides learning opportunities in collaboration with established research institutes and universities

  • Faithful Footprints' Interfaith Heritage Programme

    'Faithful Footprints' Interfaith Heritage Programme

    Partner

    Humanity Matters

    The Programme features a newly curated interfaith heritage trail comprising visits to eight different places of worship across the historical Kampong Bencoolen, the Harmony in Diversity Gallery as well as a dialogue session to reflect on the past, present and future challenges to Singapore’s diversity and cohesion. The half-day programme seeks to acquaint all Singaporeans, including new citizens, younger Singaporeans as well as permanent residents with the development of harmonious multiculturalism in Singapore and foster a deeper appreciation of the challenges in building racial and religious harmony which is central to Singapore’s continued socio-economic development.

  • First Responders Safety & Performance Symposium 2019

    First Responders Safety & Performance Symposium 2019

    Partner

    Singapore Civil Defence Force

    The Symposium aimed to provide a signature platform to connect first responders from around the world to share knowledge such as application of scientific research, and technological innovation, as well as establish robust standards and best practices, aimed at enhancing capabilities and outcomes of safety and performance of first responders.

    The symposium saw the attendance of 320 participants including top-tiered leaders of firefighting and emergency response services, elite global first responders, technology and industry leaders, leading researchers, voluntary and inter-governmental organisations, and other partners of first responders.

  • GROW Outdoor Learning Project

    GROW Outdoor Learning Project

    Partner

    Early Childhood Development Agency

    The early childhood years are crucial to a child’s development. The GROW programme contributes to the development of the early childhood sector by developing innovative curriculum for children’s holistic development, and building sectoral capability.

    Over four years, the GROW Outdoor Learning Project aims to reach 200 preschools to: • Develop an outdoor learning pedagogy and practices relevant to the tropics; • Develop training in and resources for outdoor learning through a ground-up approach; • Create a strongly entrenched and self-sustaining Community-of-Practice (CoP) for outdoor learning amongst early childhood educators; and • Build up a body of knowledge on the effectiveness and practices of outdoor learning in preschools through evaluation and research.

  • Helping the Singapore Community Cope with COVID-19

    Helping the Singapore Community Cope with COVID-19

    Several initiatives were launched to help the Singapore community cope with and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Home-Based Learning Support for Students To support home-based learning during the circuit break, the Infocomm Media Development Authority, NCS Pte Ltd, Singtel, Temasek and Temasek Foundation came together to provide over 200 laptops and 80 data plans to 12 special education schools, specialised schools and early intervention centres to meet the needs of their students.

    ‘Learn Together with Me’ Channel 8 Series From 15 April to 28 April, Temasek Foundation supported the airing of “乐学每疫刻” (Learn Together with Me) on MediaCorp Channel 8. The series spanned 10 30-minute episodes, and was targeted at seniors during the circuit breaker period.

    Besides learning art and crafts, home exercises, cooking, sing-alongs, dances and IT skills, viewers also received public education messages such as how to improve their physical and mental well-being, the importance of social distancing as well as how to do proper handwashing techniques etc.

    Extension of operating hours for AIC Hotline In recognition that seniors and caregivers may require more assistance during the pandemic, and especially so during the circuit breaker period, Temasek Foundation partnered the Agency for Integrated Care to extend operating hours for the AIC Hotline.

    Hawker Food Delivery Programme In a partnership with The Food Bank Singapore, Temasek Foundation provided 34,000 meals to vulnerable beneficiaries from May 2020. These meals were purchased from hawkers located in hawker centres across the island, so as to support those whose businesses had been adversely affected by the circuit breaker. The meals were delivered to families in need by unemployed or low-income workers looking to supplement their income, along with volunteers.

    Meal Support for Students To help students from disadvantaged backgrounds cope with the pandemic, Temasek Foundation provided meal support to identified students from specialised and special education schools who may not have adequate family support and may have had to return to school during the home-based learning period.

    Food Aid Programme (low-income individuals) In partnership with Free Food For All and Willing Hearts, 270,000 meals were delivered to 1,500 persons from April 2020 for a period of six months. The meals are to support low-income individuals living in rental flats, as well as the non-ambulant and those with pre-existing conditions such as arthritis and dementia. In addition, 60 tonnes of uncooked rice was donated to Willing Hearts by T-Touch, the staff volunteer arm of Temasek.

    Food Support with Love Programme In a partnership with SATS Ltd and Singapore Airlines, Temasek Foundation provided more than 100,000 free ready-to-eat meals and 11,000 snacks to households in need, benefitting more than 2,800 households with timely food security and relief.

    My Mental Health Resource Site My Mental Health is a resource hub of mental health information to support persons who may be struggling with mental wellness during COVID-19. In addition to information, tips and other resource articles contributed by mental health professionals, the site contains a comprehensive directory of services, and features online forums and support groups where users can seek support for their mental health needs.

  • Humanitarian Education Programme

    Humanitarian Education Programme

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    This programme equips students with effective communication, thinking and community building skills. Students leveraged their mathematical and scientific knowledge to prototype solutions to contribute to the well-being of people within the community. Some of these community projects include recycled gardening and e-waste management.

  • Instrumental Workshops and Masterclasses

    Instrumental Workshops and Masterclasses

    Partner

    Singapore National Youth Orchestra

    The masterclasses and workshops, conducted by musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, aim to build a community of support for players of a particular instrument. Additionally, workshops conducted in primary schools are avenues to identify young musical talents. Through these classes, Singapore National Youth Orchestra seeks to boost students’ confidence in performance and prepare them for auditions.

  • Kindred Studio

    Kindred Studio

    Partner

    Preschool Market

    The GROW programme contributes to the development of the early childhood sector by developing innovative curriculum for children’s holistic development, and building sectoral capability.

    Recognising that a key success factor for effective deployment of curricula is the availability of materials and resources for teachers’ use, Temasek Foundation supports Kindred Studio's creation of a materials hub as a shared service for preschools.

    Kindred Studio supports the preschool educators community by providing them with recyclable materials for use by preschoolers in creativity-based projects, and equipping educators with creative ideas and competencies through sustainability-related workshops and events.

  • Leaders in Governance Programme 2019

    Leaders in Governance Programme 2019

    Partner

    Civil Service College

    The flagship international programme of Civil Service College, the Leaders in Governance Programme (LGP) provides an overview of Singapore’s governance and public policies, as well as a space to discuss regional and global trends. Participants comprising public sector leaders, usually numbering around 30-35, have opportunities to engage with Singapore’s political and public service leaders, as well as to network and exchange perspectives with one another. The social activities of LGP have been supported by Temasek Foundation since 2017.

  • Learning is Fun and Exciting
    (LIFE) Programme

    Learning is Fun and Exciting (LIFE) Programme

    Partner

    Julia Gabriel Education, The Alpha Mind, O School, Ivy Cubs, SHINE, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, YMCA of Singapore, Big Heart Student Care, Life Student Care, Raffles Student Care and FaithActs

    Every day, some 30,000 primary school children go to student care centres (SCCs) after school. Temasek Foundation developed the Learning is Fun and Exciting (LIFE) Programme with the goal of enriching the afternoons of these children who spend time at SCCs. The programme features a values-based curricula and training opportunities are developed for staff in SCCs. The curricula incorporates core values such as respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care and harmony. We have also partnered organisations such as SHINE and Ngee Ann Polytechnic to make available foundational skills courses.

    As of March 2019, the LIFE Programme has more than 100 coaches in 18 SCCs, impacting 1,600 students.

  • MCurie Programme

    MCurie Programme

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    The MCurie programme creates more opportunities for Mathematics and Science education among female students. The programme reaches out to about 100 female primary school students each year, enabling them to hone mathematical, scientific and inquiry skills through a variety of hands-on workshops. Activities include trying out different scientific experiments, mastering basic computer coding and learning geometry through origami.

    The MCurie programme also encourages young girls to pursue Mathematics and Science at the secondary level.

  • Music Appreciation for Young & Making Classical Music Enjoyable for Young

    Music Appreciation for Young & Making Classical Music Enjoyable for Young

    Singapore Symphony Orchestra organises concerts designed for young people to increase their appreciation of classical music. Reaching out to more than 30,000 local and young audience members, these performances provide opportunities for Singaporeans to enjoy classical tunes with their families and friends at no charge.

  • Nobel Experience Workshops & Nobel Science Camp

    Nobel Experience Workshops & Nobel Science Camp

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    Through workshops and a structured four-day camp, this programme aims to develop scientific competencies and inspire students outside NUS High to continue their pursuit of STEM.

    The workshops reach out to some 500 Primary 5 and 6 students in all primary schools, as well secondary and Junior College students.

  • Workforce Programme:
    LIT ASEAN Careers

    Workforce Programme: LIT ASEAN Careers

    Partner

    National Trades Union Congress

    A new initiative co-organised by Temasek Foundation and Young NTUC, and supported by the National Youth Council, the Programme seeks to help young Singaporeans be future-ready for career opportunities in ASEAN through networking and career mentorship. It comprised an ASEAN Conference highlighting key industry trends and developments in ASEAN; an ASEAN Showcase sharing resources and information on business culture in ASEAN; followed by an ASEAN Mentorship serving to connect youths with career guides who have had work experience in the ASEAN region.

  • NUS High School Scholarships and NUS High School Tay Eng Soon Scholarship

    NUS High School Scholarships and NUS High School Tay Eng Soon Scholarship

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    The NUS High School Scholarships are offered to Primary 6 students gifted in Mathematics and Science, to encourage them to pursue their talent at the secondary level.

    Students who have excelled in Mathematics and Science at NUS High School (NUSHS) are awarded the NUS High School Tay Eng Soon Scholarship. This Scholarship is presented to students in the higher years who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of and achieved excellence in, Mathematics and Science learning.

    In addition to these schoolarships, the NUS High School Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal is presented to one outstanding student of the graduating cohort who exemplifies the spirit of scientific pursuit and excellence.

  • Overseas Training and Competitions

    Overseas Training and Competitions (Singapore Sports School)

    Partner

    Singapore Sports School

    Overseas training and competitions allow student-athletes to gain more experience from international and higher quality playing standards. They also provide student-athletes with the opportunity to train with other top youth athletes from other countries, as well as expose them to different climate conditions and competition pressure. Student-athletes can therefore benchmark against the best, motivating them to push their boundaries and stretching their potential as they prepare for future international competitions.

  • Parkinson’s Disease Community Care Programme

    Parkinson’s Disease Community Care Programme

    Partner

    Singapore General Hospital

    The pilot programme provides holistic care in the community for patients with moderate to advanced Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers, to improve their wellbeing and reduce the need for hospitalisation. Care is provided by trained Community Nurses from Singapore General Hospital, supported by a multidisciplinary care team.

    This service is provided at Community Nurse Posts, conveniently located at Senior Activity Centres, or in patients’ homes, if they are not able to visit the Posts. This community-based support aims to complement the scheduled hospital visits and provide support within the community for sudden changes in the patients' condition.

  • Play with SOTA Student Ensembles

    Play with SOTA Student Ensembles

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    The programme allows SOTA to invite students from primary schools to rehearse with their music ensembles, and participate in showcases as guest musicians or performers. In 2018, about 370 primary school students attended the Percussion showcase organised by SOTA. The interaction between students from SOTA and primary schools with brass bands increases students’ awareness of the range and possibilities of music-making using percussion instruments.

  • Programme to Build Early Numeracy Skills of Malay/Muslim Children: Equipping Parents to be Learning Companions

    Programme to Build Early Numeracy Skills of Malay/Muslim Children: Equipping Parents to be Learning Companions

    Partner

    Yayasan MENDAKI

    Numeracy is a critical life skill and should be acquired in early childhood as it forms the foundation for mathematics learning in school later. Research has shown that parental involvement is important for children’s learning during their early childhood years.

    In a partnership with Yayasan Mendaki, Temasek Foundation is supporting an early intervention programme to equip Malay/Muslim parents from lower-income families with early numeracy skills so that they can become learning companions to their preschool children. The programme will also establish a support and learning network for parents.

    The programme will benefit up to 1,625 children from lower-income Malay/Muslim families.

  • Programme to Help Singaporean Children Diagnosed with Rare Diseases Defray the Cost of Lifelong Medication

    Programme to Help Singaporean Children Diagnosed with Rare Diseases Defray the Cost of Lifelong Medication

    Partner

    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

    A rare disease is one which affects fewer than one in 2,000 patients. Most rare diseases are genetic, and often diagnosed at birth or during early childhood. Medicines are available for some which can improve lifespan and quality of life, allowing patients to live relatively normal lives. Nonetheless, these medicines tend to be very expensive.

    To help Singaporean children diagnosed with rare diseases, Temasek Foundation is contributing to the Rare Disease Fund (RDF) administered by KKH. The Fund will provide long term financial support for medication for these children. For more information on RDF, visit: www.kkh.com.sg/giving/Documents/Rare-Disease-Fund/index.html.

    Up to 18 Singaporean children will be supported by this programme.

  • Programme to Improve the Quality of Life of Elderly in Nursing Homes through Equine Therapy

    Programme to Improve the Quality of Life of Elderly in Nursing Homes through Equine Therapy

    Partner

    Equal-Ark Singapore Ltd

    The pilot programme seeks to improve the quality of life of elderly in nursing homes through equine therapy and study its effectiveness. This is a first-of-its-kind evidence-based study to validate the effectiveness of equine therapy among seniors.

    The programme will benefit up to 800 elderly residents in nursing homes.

  • Programme to Support Working or Disadvantaged Parents from Lower-Income Singaporean Families with Caregiving Needs for Young Children

    Programme to Support Working or Disadvantaged Parents from Lower-Income Singaporean Families with Caregiving Needs for Young Children

    Partner

    Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE)

    Increasingly, lower-income families with young children are employing foreign domestic helpers to help with caregiving needs as both parents often need to work to maximise household income.

    To support these families, the pilot programme aims to equip domestic workers in basic caregiving of young children. This includes helping them understand the developmental milestones of young children aged 18 months to six years old, as well as how to manage their behavioural and emotional issues.

    The programme seeks to support up to 500 lower income or disadvantaged Singaporean families.

  • Refreshing Traditions

    Refreshing Traditions

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    Refreshing Traditions seeks to create greater understanding and appreciation of our cultural heritage and to revitalise traditional art forms, such as Chinese Opera, Dikir Barat, Bharatanatyam Dance and Rattan Weaving, through a series of workshops and masterclasses which give students greater exposure to these art forms.

  • Singapore Chinese Music Competition 2020

    Singapore Chinese Music Competition 2020

    Partner

    Singapore Chinese Orchestra

    The Singapore Chinese Music Competition, previously organised by the National Arts Council, will be under the wing of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in 2020. The competition aims to develop the performing skills of young musicians, and identify promising new talents.

    The competition in 2020 will include a community element to encourage greater appreciation of Chinese orchestral music. Besides the current solo and ensemble categories, SCO plans to expand the Competition's categories to include educational institutions and community Chinese orchestras.

  • SNYO & SNYS School & Community Concerts

    SNYO & SNYS School & Community Concerts

    Partner

    Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Singapore National Youth Sinfonia

    Each year, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra will perform in various schools, as well as at community venues. The concerts aim to raise awareness and expose students to classical orchestra music. Students and those around them get to learn more about orchestral music and the different types of instruments. The concerts also serve to inspire interest in the performing arts, and develop a sense of pride among young musicians.

  • Staff Learning Programmes and Resources (NUS High School of Mathematics & Science)

    Staff Learning Programmes and Resources

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    The programmes provide training and development opportunities to academic leaders and staff for their professional growth. In 2018, 11 teachers benefitted from programmes to enhance their capabilities in using ICT in education, as well as in their leadership and mentoring skills.

    In the next phase of the school's professional development, academic staff will be trained to carry out action research to further Mathematics and Science education. For example, a semestral teacher exchange programme with the Korea Science Academy (KSA) supports knowledge exchange and collaboration between NUSHS and KSA, exposing our teachers to different teaching pedagogies, assessment and research methodologies and values from a top science school.

  • Stay Prepared Storybooks on Emergency Preparedness for Children in Preschools

    Stay Prepared Storybooks on Emergency Preparedness for Children in Preschools

    Partner

    Nexus, Ministry of Defence

    In a partnership with Nexus, Ministry of Defence, Temasek Foundation is distributing the 'Singapore, My Little Red Dot' activity book and a companion adventure box for pre-schoolers to learn about emergency preparedness and staying prepared, as well as values such as unity, teamwork, vigilance and resilience.

    The book and adventure box can be used separately or together as a values education resource in the classroom or at home. 89,000 copies of the book will be given to K1 and K2 children in preschools and EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children) Centres, while 9,500 adventure boxes will be distributed to over 1,900 pre-schools.

  • Study on Nutritional Habits of Newly-Wed Malay/Muslim Women and the Role of Mosques in Enhancing Child Development Outcomes

    Study on Nutritional Habits of Newly-Wed Malay/Muslim Women and the Role of Mosques in Enhancing Child Development Outcomes

    Partner

    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

    A study was commissioned to study the nutritional habits of newly-wed Malay/Muslim women and the role of mosques in enhancing child development. The study will lead to a framework for a programme to be piloted at a later date. The study sought to understand the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of Malay/Muslim women pre, post and during pregnancy in the context of nutrition.

  • Study on the Emergency Preparedness of the Singapore Community II

    Study on the Emergency Preparedness of the Singapore Community II

    In 2017, the first study on the emergency preparedness of the Singapore community was conducted to measure the perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of individuals and families in Singapore towards emergency preparedness. With the findings, several Stay Prepared programmes were implemented.

    This second study seeks to understand the impact of recent programmes, identify new gaps in needs, and measure shifts in perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of individuals, families and the community.

    The study will also develop a scorecard to measure and track emergency preparedness in the community and identify areas for new Stay Prepared programmes.

  • Temasek History Research Centre

    Temasek History Research Centre

    Partner

    ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

    The Temasek History Research Centre focuses on Singapore’s premodern history, its economic and socio-cultural links to the region, as well as its historic role as a trading centre. The centre pursues historical research from the 14th to the 19th century, from the emergence of Temasek to cover the Majapahit Empire which included present-day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, Philippines and East Timor. A key aspect of the Centre’s work focuses on strengthening the understanding and interest of young Singaporeans in Singapore’s history and her connections to the region.

    The centre’s main programmes, supported by Temasek Foundation, are the Singapore and the Region Programme; the Southeast Asian Heritage Programme; and the Archaeology Programme for Students.

  • Tesla Initiative

    Tesla Initiative

    Partner

    NUS High School of Mathematics & Science

    The Tesla Initiative develops the maker mindset and pioneering spirit in students by engendering a maker culture, building required skillsets and providing the opportunities for them to learn independently. Students learn through learning journeys, workshops, job-shadowing programmes and short-term immersions in tech-based start-ups and high-value engineering companies.

    Each year, close to 700 students participate in the following learning opportunities: • Design and Engineering modules to acquire technical skills through working with wood, plastic and electronics, as well as learning computer-aided design and programming as a basic skill. • Learning journeys to tech start-ups, engineering companies and STEM organisations. • A Research & Innovation Grant for students who come up with an innovation project and require funding for implementation.

  • Therapeutic Touch for Infants' Health Programme (T4I)

    Therapeutic Touch for Infants' Health Programme (T4I)

    Partner

    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

    Studies have shown the importance of touch in pre-term babies with weak immune systems and under-developed lungs. When held and touched regularly, their vital signs often improved and they have better developmental outcomes.

    To support the growth and development of preterm, sick and neglected babies at KKH's neonatal wards, the pilot programme will train seniors in therapeutic touch, and engage them to help care for vulnerable babies alongside hospital nurses and family members.

    Over 1,200 babies are expected to benefit.

  • Ticket Subsidy Scheme

    Ticket Subsidy Scheme

    Partner

    Singapore Symphony Orchestra

    To reach out to new and diverse audiences, Temasek Foundation supports Singapore Symphony Orchestra to expand its ticket subsidy scheme to make classical concerts more accessible and affordable for the public. This includes discounts for students, seniors and National Servicemen. Thus far, about 15,000 audience members have benefitted from this scheme.

  • Trauma Network for Children

    Trauma Network for Children

    Partner

    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

    Building on the Kids in Tough Situations (2014) and the Trauma Network for Children (2016), the enhanced Trauma Network for Children programme aims to: • Develop a community crisis response plan to complement national response initiatives • Build awareness of trauma in the pre-school sector, reaching out to some 480 teachers and parents in selected pre-schools to share the impact of trauma in children, and where, when and how to seek help • Strengthen the Trauma Care Learning Network to enable continuous learning by trauma-trained professionals in managing incidents of child crisis/trauma.

  • Unlocking Potential

    Unlocking Potential

    Partner

    School of the Arts

    This programme provides holistic support to artistically talented students enrolled through SOTA’s Talent Academy, but are struggling with the academic demands of an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.

    These students receive academic support by the respective faculties through SOTA’s current programmes, and are coached by trained professionals to help them explore ways to better self-manage and strengthen their self-esteem.

  • Youth Science Ambassador Programme

    Youth Science Ambassador Programme

    Partner

    Science Centre Singapore

    The Youth Science Ambassador Programme (YSAP) aims to increase interest and knowledge of STEM topics, provide youths with opportunities to make an impact in the community and build character values.

    A one-week camp was organised for 100 students from different schools which included a series of workshops that equipped them with skills and content knowledge in design thinking, science communication and prototyping. At the start of the camp, students were assigned a challenge statement to address certain community issues and each team would identify the needs, and explain the science behind their proposed solutions in the form of prototypes.

    Students will then showcase their completed projects at community venues as part of outreach efforts.

  • Artificial Intelligence Programme for University Educators in Asia

    Artificial Intelligence Programme for University Educators in Asia

    Partner

    Universities in Asia, Nanyang Technological University (School of Computer Science and Engineering)

    In this three-year programme, Singapore as a regional centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) will co-lead and co-share knowledge and experience with their peers to enhance capabilities and networks among leading universities and young leaders in Asia to shape the future of AI development.

  • ASEAN Prize 2019

    ASEAN Prize 2019

    Partner

    ASEAN Secretariat; Yayasan Hasanah

    The ASEAN Prize is a premier prize that honours an individual or organisation from ASEAN who/which has made outstanding contributions towards the regional community building process. Usually given out at the annual ASEAN Summit, it aims to encourage ASEAN community building and promote intra-ASEAN collaboration.

    The ASEAN Prize 2019 was presented to Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary-General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Previously, Dr Jemilah held various positions within the United Nations (UN) and at the regional level, she established a coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in ASEAN.

  • Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) Programme for Leaders in Asia

    Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) Programme for Leaders in Asia

    Partner

    Technical and Vocational Institutions in Asia, Singapore Polytechnic

    This is a three-day CDIO Leaders Programme in Singapore for Educational Leaders (President, Vice president, Rector etc.) from Asia, including a training stint in three Asian countries.

  • Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) Programme in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) Programme in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Partner

    Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam, Singapore Polytechnic

    There is a growing demand in Vietnam for tertiary engineering/technical education to produce graduates who can integrate knowledge, skills and work experience to meet the needs of the modern industry. The Conceive – Design – Implement- Operate (CDIO) framework forms a basis for more innovative and user-centred curricular planning, designing of learning experiences and new assessment approaches, and is adaptable for different programmes and contexts.

    This three-year programme aims to share new knowledge in TVET education with special focus on engineering fundamentals set in the context of CDIO real-world systems and products, with 30 leaders and 120 Specialists from five selected state universities.

  • Education Programme for Islamic Schools in the Maldives

    Education Programme for Islamic Schools in the Maldives

    Partner

    Ministry of Education Maldives, Irsyad Trust Limited

    The programme aims to build capability and capacity of school leaders and specialists at Islamic schools in Maldives, specifically in the cities of Male and Addu Attol. It will equip them with relevant skills which they will then pass on through training another 310 school leaders and specialists.

  • Executive Programmes - Fintech & Risk Management/ Anti Money Laundering/ Reserve Management

    Executive Programmes - Fintech & Risk Management/ Anti Money Laundering/ Reserve Management

    Partner

    Wealth Management Institute

    The executive programmes run by Wealth Management Institute are short-term programmes for senior central bankers and regulatory agency officials from across Asia in the areas of Financial Technology and risk management, anti-money-laundering, and reserve and sovereign fund management.

  • Faiths @ Work' Interfaith Humanitarian Programme

    Faiths @ Work' Interfaith Humanitarian Programme

    Partner

    Humanity Matters

    The Programme is a new humanitarian aid training programme developed for interfaith leaders and practitioners from all 10 Southeast Asia countries. The programme trains and equips participants with appropriate knowledge and exposure to humanitarian affairs, disaster management and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Upon completion of the programme, selected participants will act as primary liaisons in their respective countries, and can be mobilised to serve communities affected by natural disasters, or other crises/emergencies.

    In September 2019, participants underwent seminar-based training in humanitarian affairs followed by hands-on implementation of a sustainable development service project to provide clean water for the urban poor in Baseco, Manila, the Philippines.

  • Health Care Management Programme in Malaysia

    Health Care Management Programme in Malaysia

    Partner

    Ministry of Education Malaysia, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

    The programme seeks to develop the capabilities of ten leaders and 250 specialists in healthcare management, clinical governance and human resource management.

  • Healthcare (Quality and Patient Safety) Programme in Surabaya, Indonesia

    Healthcare (Quality and Patient Safety) Programme in Surabaya, Indonesia

    Partner

    Dr Ramelan Navy Hospital, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

    The programme seeks to develop the capabilities of 10 leaders and 250 specialists in critical care management.

  • Hospital Management Programme in Thailand

    Hospital Management Programme in Thailand

    Partner

    Ministry of Public Health Thailand, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

    This three-year programme aims to train 200 healthcare professionals in leadership and hospital management across multiple disciplines (Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, Administrators) to support healthcare for an ageing population.

    This programme will train healthcare professionals to rethink the delivery of care for the ageing population and up-scale their capabilities to address the needs of the changing healthcare landscape. This development will influence the implementation of healthcare delivery, system and policy to achieve seamless care for the ageing population in Thailand.

    As an outcome of this programme, Thailand and Singapore will co-develop a continuity of care experience with a focus on gerontology.

  • International Conference on Cohesive Societies

    International Conference on Cohesive Societies

    Partner

    Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies

    The International Conference on Cohesive Societies seeks to bring together scholars, community leaders and policymakers, as well as religious and interfaith leaders from around the world, to explore and understand key issues, share best practices, generate discussion, and build bridges and networks to further the cause of social harmony. Focusing on the theme “Many Communities, One Shared Future”, it offers a platform for conversations on forging stronger interfaith understanding and developing new ideas to foster greater harmony in societies.

  • Leaders in Economic Development 2020-2021

    Leaders in Economic Development 2020-2021

    Partner

    Government Ministries and Agencies in Asia, Civil Service College

    The programme builds capacity for 64 public sector officials in processes, strategies and challenges in supporting sustainable economic growth. It seeks to expand participants’ understanding of economic development strategies, and the role of Government, institutions and leaders in supporting and sustaining economic growth, as well as to facilitate networking among leaders and practitioners.

  • Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Programmes

    Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Programmes

    These are a series of regional educational immersion programmes to promote mutual understanding, build cross-cultural networks and develop leadership skills among youths in Asia, for Asia. Programmes comprise leadership enrichment, community service-learning, networking and cultural understanding of Asia.

    In 2019, LEaRN programmes were conducted with universities in Asia, in partnership with: • Nanyang Technological University (2019) • National University of Singapore (2019) • Singapore University of Technology and Design (2019) • Singapore Management University (2020)

    Programmes in 2020 are postponed due to COVID-19.

  • Malaysia in Transition Seminar Series

    Malaysia in Transition Seminar Series

    Partner

    ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

    The Malaysia Studies Programme at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute adopts a broad-based approach to the study of political, economic and socio-cultural developments and trends in contemporary Malaysia. Research findings and outputs serve to promote awareness and understanding of the country amongst scholars, civil society, the mass media, and decision-makers from the private and public sectors. The programme also collaborates and works closely with external researchers, scholars and centres involved in the study of Malaysia.

    The Malaysia in Transition Seminar Series under the Malaysia Studies Programme which examines critical issues prevalent in Malaysian and Malay politics, is supported by Temasek Foundation.

  • Nursing Programme in Beijing, China

    Nursing Programme in Beijing, China

    Partner

    Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

    The programme seeks to build the capacity of 500 specialists in nursing management, clinical strategies and clinical practices in Beijing, China.

  • Public Administration (Food Technology & Innovation) Programme in Vietnam

    Public Administration (Food Technology & Innovation) Programme in Vietnam

    Partner

    Ministry of Health Vietnam, Nanyang Polytechnic International

    The programme undertakes capacity and capability building for 24 officials, 48 leaders and 24 specialists in food safety technology, systems and practices in Vietnam, so as to strengthen the quality and innovation for the development of the food industry in the country.

  • Public Administration (Info-Comm Technology) Programme in Bangladesh

    Public Administration (Info-Comm Technology) Programme in Bangladesh

    Partner

    National Productivity Organisation Bangladesh, Nanyang Polytechnic International

    The programme aims to build capability and capacity of 120 productivity leaders and specialists in productivity and innovation, so as to equip them with enhanced knowledge and skills to spearhead Bangladesh's industry development.

  • Public Administration (Info-Comm Technology) Programme in Bhutan

    Public Administration (Info-Comm Technology) Programme in Bhutan

    Partner

    Ministry of Information and Communications Bhutan, Nanyang Polytechnic International

    The programme develops capability and enhances capacity in cybersecurity for 20 leaders and 20 specialists in Bhutan.

  • Public Administration (Infrastructure Financing) Programme in Myanmar

    Public Administration (Infrastructure Financing) Programme in Myanmar

    Partner

    Yangon Region Government Myanmar, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise

    The capacity building programme aims to strengthen the capabilities of government officials to accelerate Yangon region's urban infrastructure financing projects.

    20 leaders and 60 specialists will participate in this programme.

  • Public Administration (Leadership Development) Programme in Cambodia

    Public Administration (Leadership Development) Programme in Cambodia

    Partner

    Ministry of Civil Service Cambodia and Civil Service College

    This three-year programme, conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Civil Service and the Royal School of Administration of Cambodia, supports the Cambodian Civil Service in the leadership development of their senior civil servants. It focuses on strengthening institutional capabilities by developing a Leadership Competency Framework for leaders and equipping these leaders to lead change and transformation.

    The programme will benefit 150 participants comprising 50 leaders.

  • Public Administration (Learning & Development) Programme in Mongolia

    Public Administration (Learning & Development) Programme in Mongolia

    Partner

    Government of Mongolia and Civil Service College

    Through training of leaders and specialists, the programme develops the learning and development capabilities of the National Academy of Governance (NAOG) and Ulaanbaatar City Training City Centre (UCTC) to strengthen the civil service.

    The leadership symposium will reach out to 150 senior civil servants, and the workshops to 36 core participants.

  • Public Administration (Mediation & Dispute Resolution) Programme in Asia

    Public Administration (Mediation & Dispute Resolution) Programme in Asia

    Partner

    Government Ministries and Agencies in Asia, Singapore Management University

    The programme has a four-pronged purpose: • Provide technical assistance to ASEAN member nations who have or are considering acceding to the Singapore Convention • Increase institutional awareness of the benefits of mediation and of strong dispute resolution legal frameworks • Build mediation and dispute resolution capacity among stakeholder officials • Ensure forward progress on current ratification efforts

    It begins with a Cluster Workshop held in Singapore for senior to mid-level government officials from the ASEAN region, where they will deepen their understanding of institutional frameworks for dispute resolution, mediation practice and policy, and next steps for strengthening their dispute resolution infrastructure.

    The Cluster Workshop will be followed by three in-country workshops for further engagement.

  • Public Administration (Public Finance) Programme in Cambodia

    Public Administration (Public Finance) Programme in Cambodia

    Partner

    Ministry of Economy and Finance Cambodia and Civil Service College

    This three-year programme aims to build capability in the Economics and Finance Institute, Ministry of Economy and Finance to plan, design and implement public finance courses for the civil service, in support of the National Public Financial Management Reform Programme. It will reach out to 150 participants comprising 25 leaders.

  • Public Administration Programme in Bhutan

    Public Administration Programme in Bhutan

    Partner

    Royal Civil Service Commission Bhutan, Singapore Polytechnic

    This three-year programme with the Royal Civil Service Commission and Ministry of Health Bhutan seeks to develop a systematic approach for professionalising the public service in Bhutan. The programme will benefit 160 participants comprising 10 leaders and 150 specialists.

  • Public Administration Programme in Myanmar

    Public Administration Programme in Myanmar

    Partner

    Office of the President Myanmar, Civil Service College

    The programme aims to develop capabilities to reform key processes into Standard Operating Procedures to support the economic strategy in the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan. 120 participants comprising 20 senior leaders and 100 leaders and senior officials are expected to benefit.
  • Public Administration Programme in Vietnam

    Public Administration Programme in Vietnam

    Partner

    National Academy of Public Administration Vietnam, Civil Service College

    The three-year programme aims to develop capabilities in building the public policy cycle to support Vietnam's Socio-Economic Development Plan.

    150 participants comprising 20 leaders and 130 specialists will benefit.

  • School Leadership and Educational Management Programme in Cambodia

    School Leadership and Educational Management Programme in Cambodia

    Partner

    Ministry of Education Youth and Sports Cambodia, NIE International Pte Ltd

    The programme seeks to develop the capacity of 120 education officials, primary and secondary school leaders in leadership and management skills for schools in Cambodia.

  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Programmes

    Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Programmes

    STEM Programme About the programme Partners
    Kazakhstan Capacity and capability building of 120 STEM leaders and specialists in innovations in teaching and learning of STEM in Kazakhstan. Ministry of Education and Science Kazakhstan, Nanyang Polytechnic International
    Malaysia A three-year programme on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education with the Ministry of Education (Malaysia) to benefit 120 participants comprising 100 STEM teachers and 20 leaders from Ministry of Education, Malaysia and university faculty. Ministry of Education Malaysia, Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education)
    Thailand Programme seeks to: - co-develop leadership capabilities in STEM education, with particular focus on deepening school principals’ understanding of STEM education and equipping school-based STEM leaders with curriculum leadership competencies; - co-develop STEM teacher-researcher competencies to research, plan and teach integrated STEM lessons and engage in research-informed STEM teaching practices, as well as to lead and coach their school-based STEM teams - support Ministry of Education Thailand to set up at least four Centres of Excellence in STEM Education in Bangkok, to facilitate and sustain knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and professional development in STEM education Ministry of Education Thailand, Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematcis (STEM) with Design Thinking Programme in the Philippines

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematcis (STEM) with Design Thinking Programme in the Philippines

    Partner

    Department of Education Philippines, Nanyang Polytechnic International

    The programme seeks to build the capability/ capacity of STEM specialists in selected Philippines schools on 'Innovations in Teaching and Learning’ of STEM with Design Thinking.

  • Seismic Strengthening Programme in Gansu & Qinghai Provinces, China

    Seismic Strengthening Programme in Gansu & Qinghai Provinces, China

    Partner

    China Earthquake Administration - Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Nanyang Technological University (College of Engineering)

    To increase capability and capacity in seismic strengthening techniques, 100 master builders and local builders in Gansu and Qinghai provinces will learn to apply proven strengthening methods for structural and non-structural members to existing buildings for optimal results in the unfortunate event of an earthquake, through retrofitting selected schools in China.

  • Singapore International Cyber Week 2019

    Singapore International Cyber Week 2019

    Partner

    Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

    The Singapore International Cyber Week is a platform targeting top global policymakers, thought leaders, industry practitioners and experts to advance knowledge exchange and strengthen commitment to address key cybersecurity issues.

    Besides the GovWare CXO Plenary and SICW Cybersecurity Lecture which were presented by the Foundation, the platform also included established events, such as the ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity, the ASEAN Cybercrime Prosecutors’ Roundtable Meeting, the International Cyber Leaders’ Symposium, and the GovWare (GovernmentWare) exhibition.

  • Singapore Summit 2019

    Singapore Summit 2019

    Supporting Agencies

    Singapore Economic Development Board, GIC, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Temasek

    First convened in 2012, the Singapore Summit is among the foremost events in Asia bringing together thought leaders and global and Asian C-suite executives. It discusses geopolitical, economic, social and technological developments, and their impact on markets, industries, and business strategies. It is also a platform for ideas on deeper partnerships between the public, private and people sectors to be developed and shared. The event is by invitation only.

    In 2019, close to 400 regional and global business leaders and prominent thinkers engaged in discussions centred on the theme of “Asia 2030”. They included challenges and prospects for the next decade; Northeast Asia and the implications of cross-border relations and interdependence on businesses; and Southeast Asia and the next frontier: riding the demographic and digital dividend for robust growth.

  • Singapore Summit Young Societal Leaders 2019

    Singapore Summit Young Societal Leaders Programme 2019

    Supporting Agencies

    Singapore Economic Development Board, GIC, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Temasek

    The Singapore Summit Young Societal Leaders Programme is a by-invitation leadership development programme designed for young leaders, aged 40 and under, who are doing significant work to better societies. Participants from around the world gathered in Singapore to share their perspectives, passion and purpose, and engage in intergenerational conversations with senior business leaders and policymakers.

    18 young changemakers from around the world in the 2019 class were selected based on their proven leadership and demonstration of social impact in their communities.

  • Specialists' Community Action and Leadership Exchange (SCALE) Programmes

    Specialists' Community Action and Leadership Exchange (SCALE) Programmes

    These student immersion programmes between polytechnics in Singapore and their Asian counterparts encourage appreciation of diverse socio-political, cultural and technology issues via structured academic learning, TVET project development and living in a foreign community for the purpose of building bridges among youth in ASEAN.

    The programmes seek to promote mutual understanding, build cross-cultural networks and develop leadership skills among TVET students with the potential to be future leaders in Asia.

    In 2019, SCALE programmes were conducted with Polytechnics and Universities in Asia, in partnership with: • Nanyang Polytechnic • Ngee Ann Polytechnic • Republic Polytechnic • Singapore Polytechnic • Temasek Polytechnic

  • STEP Asian Undergraduate Summit 2019

    STEP Asian Undergraduate Summit 2019

    Partner

    Universities in Asia, National University of Singapore (University Scholars Porgramme)

    This was a seven-day programme for undergraduates from various disciplines across Asia to come together and engage in meaningful academic and inter-cultural exchange.

    The Asian Undergraduate Summit is a student-led international programme by students under the National University of Singapore's University Scholars Programme.

  • STEP Aviation Forum 2020

    STEP Aviation Forum 2020

    Partner

    High Schools, Polytechnics and Universities in Asia, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    The five-day programme sought to engage youths from Singapore and other Asian countries to learn about the landscape, developments and challenges in the aviation industry. Through the Forum, participants could learn from aviation industry experts, acquire design thinking skills, develop regional connections and build bonds with students from different parts of Asia.

    (Programme is postponed due to COVID-19)

  • STEP Brain Camp 2020

    STEP Brain Camp 2020

    Partner

    High Schools and Polytechnics in Asia, National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

    The STEP Brain Camp 2020 is a seven-day programme for 120 students from junior college and polytechnics in Singapore and selected high schools from nine ASEAN countries - Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The Camp aims to build scientific and technological literacy by engaging Asian youths’ interest in neuroscience. Participants would have opportunities to learn and network with neuroscience experts, and build friendships and bonds with their peers across Asia.

    (Programme is postponed due to COVID-19)

  • STEP Entrepreneurship Initiative 2019

    STEP Entrepreneurship Initiative 2019

    Partner

    Universities in Asia, National University of Singapore (NUS Exchange)

    This was a two-week programme for high-caliber undergraduates to immerse in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore and Southeast Asia, and to enable them to network with experts and build bonds with their peers from ASEAN.

  • STEP Environment Camp 2019

    STEP Environment Camp 2019

    Partner

    High Schools and Polytechnics in Asia, National University of Singapore (Tropical Marine Science Instituite)

    A six-day programme for students aged 17 to 19 years, the STEP Environment Camp sought to nurture young scientists in Asia, with an emphasis on environmental stewardship through examples in Singapore. Through a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and field trip, and student presentations, The Camp provided a platform for Asian students, including Singaporeans, to build bonds with one another, to establish a network of youth leaders across Asia.

  • STEP Sociovation Forum 2020

    STEP Sociovation Forum 2020

    Partner

    High Schools and Polytechnics in Asia, Singapore University of Social Sciences

    The STEP Sociovation Forum 2020 is a seven-day social innovation programme for pre-university and university Asian youth leaders to learn effective advocacy tools to amplify environmental sustainability in their home communities as well as a platform for them to cultivate strong cross-cultural friendships. Comprising community-based activities, training workshops, study visits and interaction with various stakeholders, the Forum aims to build participants' capacity as young changemakers in the region.

    (Programme is postponed due to COVID-19)

  • STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders Camp 2020

    STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders Camp 2020

    Partner

    High Schools and Polytechnics in Asia, Singapore Olympic Foundation

    This is a ten-day programme for university/polytechnic students from Southeast Asia and selected countries to bond through sports and adventure, and learn about leadership.

    (Programme is postponed due to COVID-19)

  • STEP Sunburst Youth Camp 2019

    STEP Sunburst Youth Camp 2019

    Partner

    High Schools and Polytechnics in Asia, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

    The six-day programme for Singaporean pre- university students and their Asian peers sought to build bridges amongst Singaporean and Asian youth, share about Asia’s diversity through cultural experience in dance, music, art and extend their friendship beyond the Camp.

  • STEP Technology Camp 2019

    STEP Technology Camp 2019

    Partner

    High Schools in Asia, National University of Singapore (Faculty of Engineering)

    The STEP Technology Camp 2019 was a five-day programme for ASEAN youths to gain exposure to basic programming skills, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and embedded systems, for the purpose of building bonds with their peers from ASEAN countries.

    A key highlight of this camp was having the participants develop their own smart autonomous vehicle, after learning how to make use of AI and machine learning, and integrating the knowledge into their robots to enable them to navigate through a maze.

  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (Industry 4.0) Programmes

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (Industry 4.0) Programmes

    TVET Programme About the programme Partners
    Bangladesh Through developing the capability development of a core team of National Resource Persons, this programme will enhance existing TVET programmes delivered by academic/TVET institutions in:
     i) Ready Made Garment & Textiles  ii) Light Engineering  iii) Agro-Food, and  iv) Tourism & Hospitality sectors with Industry 4.0 Skills
    Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology Bangladesh, Singapore Polytechnic
    Chongqing, China Capacity building of 50 leaders and 25 specialist in strategies and skills in resource management, academic excellence and technical training in TVET education in Chongqing, China Chongqing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, ITE Education Services Pte Ltd
    Odisha, India A capability development programme to train 40 TVET leaders in management of a modern TVET institution and 75 TVET specialists in pedagogic training and delivery. Odisha Skill Development Authority India, ITE Education Services Pte Ltd
    Indonesia A 36-month programme with the Ministry of Industry to benefit 120 participants. Ministry of Industry Indonesia, Singapore Polytechnic
    Mongolia A 36-month TVET (Quality Assurance) programme for 120 specialists. Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Mongolia, Singapore Polytechnic
    Thailand A capability development programme to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of OVEC leaders and specialists in line with “Thailand 4.0”, its digital transformation plan. Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) Thailand, ITE Education Services Pte Ltd
  • Temasek Regional Regulators Scholarship

    Temasek Regional Regulators Scholarship

    Partner

    Wealth Management Institute

    This is a yearly financial talent capability building programme offering scholarships for around six nominated Asian central bankers and financial regulators, to support longer-period engagement and experience sharing through participation in the Master of Science in Asset and Wealth Management (MAWM) programme. They interacted with other fee-paying participants coming from Singapore, ASEAN and the world. Besides regular coursework, the MAWM programme also included site visits, workshops, internships as well as short study blocks in Europe and the United States.

  • Urban Management (Urban Logistics) Programme in Asia

    Urban Management (Urban Logistics) Programme in Asia

    Partner

    Government Ministries and Agencies in Asia, National University of Singapore (The logistics Institute)

    The three-year programme will train 160 leaders and specialists in Vietnam and Thailand in advanced supply chain management thinking and practice. It will also facilitate a team of master trainers and leaders, across the two countries, to develop a case bank in urban and cross-border logistics, through a defined series of team training and engagement sessions that inform, build capability and deliver implementable outcomes (projects).

    In doing so, the programme will develop capabilities and exchange knowledge in urban logistics and cross-border logistics between Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

  • Urban Resilience Programme

    Urban Resilience Programme

    Partner

    Government ministries and agencies in Asia, Centre for Liveable Cities

    The programme aims to develop capabilities to identify liveability and resilience challenges and opportunities; and to formulate bankable project proposals in the areas of climate change and resilience.

  • Young Media Leaders Fellowship Programme

    Young Media Leaders Fellowship Programme

    Partner

    World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

    An initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter, the Young Media Leaders Fellowship (YML) Programme seeks to nurture the next generation of media leaders committed to shaping the regional future. The inaugural class of YML Fellows in 2020 comprises 30 young, high-potential editors and journalists from across the region nominated by their newsrooms. The participants gathered online over six months to share experiences, exchange ideas, amplify impact news reporting and learn in an industry transformed by technology. This is especially relevant as the COVID-19 pandemic affects global economies and threatens the future of the publishing industry.

  • Youth Ecosperity Dialogue 2020

    Youth Ecosperity Dialogue 2020

    Partner

    Polytechnics and Universities in Asia, Singapore Management University

    The six-day programme aims to help young leaders from ASEAN, China, HK SAR, Chinese Taipei and India appreciate the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UNSDGs), understand sustainability challenges and the major shifts taking place in the global economy with transformations that impact individuals, groups and organisations, as well as how these are interlinked with changes taking place in society. The Dialogue will also discuss the role that businesses, government and society can play in addressing these challenges and contribute to the UNSDGs.

    (Programme is postponed due to COVID-19)

  • A comparison of healthcare utilisation, costs and the provision of low-value care in patients with and without evidence of cognitive impairment in the last year of life.

    A comparison of healthcare utilisation, costs and the provision of low-value care in patients with and without evidence of cognitive impairment in the last year of life.

    Partner

    Dr Brett Doble, Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

    As the population ages, the number of patients living with cognitive impairment will increase and as the conditions progress, patients will eventually require end-of-life care.

    Providing end-of-life care for patients with evidence of cognitive impairment poses unique challenges which include predisposition to infections, poor compliance to treatment and presence of co-morbidities. These factors could potentially result in significant healthcare costs in end-of-life care for these groups of patients.

    This project aims to look at healthcare utilisation, associated costs, the appropriateness of care and any differences in these outcomes between patients with and without evidence of cognitive impairment in the last year of life. The team aims to quantify these outcomes or differences using MOH Mediclaims utilisation and cost data, and linking a subset of this data to the Singapore Chinese Health Study.

    The findings will allow for a better understanding of end-of-life experiences, forecasting of future costs/utilisation, appropriate setting of subsidies and identification of opportunities to improve end-of-life care for patients with evidence of cognitive impairment.

  • An exploratory study on challenging interactions with patients and families in palliative care setting – its impact on healthcare providers and how to manage them

    An exploratory study on challenging interactions with patients and families in palliative care setting – its impact on healthcare providers and how to manage them

    Partner

    Dr Lee Chung Seng, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, Singapore

    Although palliative medicine prides itself in managing complex communications in emotionally-laden circumstances, little is written about management or coping of these interactions by palliative care providers.

    It is important to address interactions and their effect on healthcare providers, so as to encourage staff retention and prevent burnout. Challenging interactions could leave both the doctor and the patient feeling frustrated and dissatisfied, and can decrease the trust in the doctor-patient relationship. Understanding and addressing interactions can promote wellness and ensure good quality care can be provided to patients and families in this important field of medicine.

    This study aims to understand what constitutes challenging interactions in a palliative setting from the perspective of the healthcare providers. It also aims to explore the impact of such interactions and the subsequent self-coping mechanisms used to manage emotions resulting from these interactions. The study will also aim to develop a series of practical responses a healthcare provider can adopt when dealing with these circumstances.

  • Impact of high-pressure processing on quality, nutritional and microbial safety properties of vegetable juices made from local produce to minimise food waste

    Impact of high-pressure processing on quality, nutritional and microbial safety properties of vegetable juices made from local produce to minimise food waste

    Partner

    Prof Zhou Weibiao, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

    Juicing is a potential solution to the problem of food wastage globally. Local farms produce vegetables from the Brassica family that are consumed frequently in Asia, and which are also potentially high in bioactive compounds. However, the impact of juicing on these particular compounds is not fully understood. Furthermore, sterilisation and pasteurisation of vegetable products are very challenging and vegetable products may also be contaminated with bacterial food-borne pathogens, which can lead to foodborne disease outbreaks. Heat treatments typically used to extend shelf life tend to destroy heat-sensitive nutrients and cause undesirable quality changes. High pressure processing (HPP), which is an innovative nonthermal pasteurisation process, is an attractive alternative.

    This project aims to characterise the nutritional profile of juices produced from several locally-produced vegetables and to study the effects of high-pressure processing (HPP). As an innovative non-thermal processing technique, HPP is potentially more beneficial than the widely-practised thermal processing techniques, in retaining the nutritional quality of the juices and inactivating spoilage and pathogenic food-borne bacteria commonly implicated in foodborne outbreaks.

    Findings from this project will be critical to enabling Singapore farms to convert excessive raw produce into high value-added food products of superb nutritional quality, by adopting cutting-edge technologies, while ensuring the safety of such food products.

  • Promoting Effective Biliteracy in Early Childhood: A Systematic Screening and Training Programme for Balanced Bilingual Development

    Promoting Effective Biliteracy in Early Childhood: A Systematic Screening and Training Programme for Balanced Bilingual Development

    Partner

    Dr Wu Chiao-Yi, Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Nanyang Technological University

    A comprehensive understanding of bilinguals’ neural development (e.g. structure, function), cognitive capacities (e.g. linguistic abilities, working memory), and environmental factors (e.g. socioeconomic status, language exposure) is necessary to capture the various factors that might influence language and reading development. Existing literature demonstrates that phonological awareness (recognising sounds in spoken language) is one of the critical abilities for reading, and that training this awareness improves reading proficiency. Past studies however have focused on monolinguals and predominantly been based on alphabetic languages like English. It is therefore unclear if phonological awareness plays an equally important role for bilingual development when individuals learn both an alphabetic language and a non-alphabetic language like Chinese.

    The project aims to develop an early screening and training programme to promote balanced bilingual development and biliteracy attainment in early childhood. The team will identify early neural, cognitive, and environmental predictors in pre-school years for later bilingual and biliteracy development. Additionally, the neurocognitive effects of different training programmes on enhancing biliteracy development will be evaluated. The knowledge gained will broaden understanding of the neurocognitive development of language and reading networks in young bilinguals. The findings will have significant implications for early screening and effective training for promoting balanced bilingual and biliteracy development.

  • Realist Research Programme

    Realist Research Programme

    Partner

    Tsao Foundation

    Palliative care research is still a nascent area in Singapore and there is a need for more capability development programmes for palliative care researchers to further hone their skills and experience. This multi-year programme will introduce researchers to new palliative care approaches; increase capabilities of researchers in new approaches through sustained consultation with subject matter experts; enable better programmes and interventions, as new approaches adopted in the researchers’ projects can have a trickle down effect on research in this area; impact beneficiaries directly, including researchers trained under this programme.

    The programme comprises two parts: Part 1: A workshop to introduce researchers to a new "realist" approach, which is especially useful for maneuvering complex interventions.
    Part 2: Sustained mentorship for selected researchers to conceptualise projects and/or receive guidance during their ongoing research.

  • Sustainability Innovation Programme 2020

    Sustainability Innovation Programme 2020

    Partner

    Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia

    The Sustainability Innovation Programme is a platform to help youths innovate for sustainability, share sustainability knowledge to spur entrepreneurial activity, and enable impactful solutions, through the provision of tools, networks and opportunities.

    In 2020, the Programme focuses on sustainable solutions for the circular economy, food and agriculture, and energy. 23 youth entrepreneurs from 13 start-ups in Singapore and the region showcased their solutions at a Virtual Demo Day 2020, to an audience comprising more than 150 high profile investors, incubators and businesses, in order to secure opportunities to further develop and bring their solutions to the marketplace.

  • Sustainability Innovations

    Sustainability Innovations

    Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. Through the Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals, Temasek Foundation funds and supports ideas and innovations for actual application through commercialisation and enterprise, to bring about impactful improvements to the liveability of our world, especially in cities. Temasek Foundation conducts two open Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals annually. The following innovations have been provided support by the Foundation in FY19/20.

    Innovation Description Partner
    Sustainable food protein production Production of low-cost, food-grade protein through the fermentation of microalgae.
      
    Impact Area: Food & Nutrition
    Sophie's BioNutrients Pte Ltd
    Ion deposition membrane for central cooling Absorbing water from air to reduce energy for cooling.
      
    Impact Area: Energy
    DryAir.Engineering Pte Ltd
    Low glycemic index flour Slow glucose releasing flour to control blood sugar and improve diet.
      
    Impact Area: Food & Nutrition
    Hoow Foods Pte Ltd
    Rapid microbial detection in food Rapid gold-standard test kit for detecting the presence of food pathogens.
      
    Impact Area: Food & Nutrition
    Biopsin Pte Ltd
    Pollination using mini-drones Large scale automated pollination of fruits and fruited vegetables within indoor farms.
      
    Impact Area: Food & Nutrition
    Polybee Pte Ltd
    Thermal energy storage Utilising waste energy from chillers for cooling.
      
    Impact Area: Energy
    Natflow Pte Ltd
    Low-weight vacuum reefers Energy-efficient food transport to extend shelf life of food and reduce wastage.
      
    Impact Area: Energy
    Latheacond Technologies Pte Ltd
    Plant ionisers for air purification Negative air ion emission planter systems to reduce PM2.5 concentration in the air.
      
    Impact Area: Air
    Zero2.5 Biotech Pte Ltd
  • The Liveability Challenge 2019

    The Liveability Challenge 2019

    Partner

    Eco-Business

    Launched in 2018, The Liveability Challenge (TLC) is an annual global call for proposals directed at specific liveability/sustainability themes or problem areas. It seeks to expand the knowledge base of innovative solutions, support innovation and entrepreneurship, encourage partnerships and network building, and reinforce Temasek and Singapore’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    Temasek Foundation awards up to S$1 million in project development funding to the team with the best proposal at the TLC.

    TLC 2019 sought proposals in energy and circular economy and received more than 300 applications from 51 countries. The winner is Sophie’s BioNutrients’ proposal for a plant-based protein made with microalgae.

  • Think on your feet – Learning through purposeful collaborative play and movement

    Think on your feet – Learning through purposeful collaborative play and movement

    Partner

    A/Prof Goh Wooi Boon, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

    A/Prof Goh Wooi Boon observed that most children seem to be more engaged and energetic when they are moving around and playing with their friends, and wondered if appropriate technologies could be developed to allow teachers to conduct lessons in a similar manner, with the goal of improving the engagement levels and motivation of students.

    In a previous grant awarded in 2015, A/Prof Goh and his team conducted research which led to the development of i-Tiles, a tool that encourages play, movement and collaboration in learning, accompanied with lesson designs aimed at improving learning outcomes, sustaining engagement and increasing social interaction among children with special needs. Based on qualitative evidence from field trials conducted in the pilot centre, MINDS Fernvale Garden School, the i-Tiles pedagogy increased students' engagement and motivation to learn compared to regular classes.

    This booster grant project seeks to continue to refine the I-Tiles system, and see to the expanded deployment and scale up of the pedagogy among more classes within MINDS Fernvale Garden, as well as to more MINDS affiliated schools.

  • Tracking and Facilitating Childhood Speech Acquisition and Development in the Singapore Context

    Tracking and Facilitating Childhood Speech Acquisition and Development in the Singapore Context

    Partner

    Dr Chen Jer-Ming, Science Pillar, Singapore University for Technology and Design; Dr Emily Guo, Rehabilitation Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

    Healthy speech sound development in early childhood is crucial for effective language acquisition. If not addressed early and effectively, speech sound disorders (SSD) negatively impact a child’s learning, literacy and socialisation. In Singapore, factors influencing speech sound development in young children are still not clearly understood, thereby limiting suitable smart strategies available for early detection and appropriate remediation. In this project, the team proposes to develop innovative speech-tracking Apps, aimed at developing a children’s speech database in Singapore, as well as to detect and classify (automatically) common speech sound errors to identify causal factors influencing SSD in Singapore children.

    Consequently, the team will design appropriate interactive game based speech-training Apps to support traditional speech therapy and quantify the efficacy of such “smart” interventions. The research would contribute to the establishment of the first database of normal and disordered speech sounds in Singapore children, which could be relevant for other research, development of new technology (screening and speech training App) and enhancement of strategies by language/speech therapisst to address underlying factors in SSD.

  • Urban recirculation aquaculture systems for long-term culture of high-value crustacean species

    Urban recirculation aquaculture systems for long-term culture of high-value crustacean species

    Partner

    Dr Mark Richards, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic

    Mud crabs (Scylla serrata and related species) are considered one of the most valuable seafood in Southeast Asia due to their fine taste, high quality meat, and good nutritional value. The demand for mud crabs has led to a drastic depletion of natural stock as well as unreliable and unsustainable growth of the mud crab industry.

    In response to these challenges, crab farmers routinely utilise individual enclosures (so-called ‘crab condominiums’) for mud crab fattening and grow-out. Crabs kept in these recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) enclosures do not grow and moult as quickly or frequently as compared to those cultured in dug-out ponds. This is indicative of severe shortcomings with existing crab condominium design.

    The project aims to develop and demonstrate proof-of-concept for a superior RAS system design for the long term culture of mud crabs and other high-value crustacean species.

  • Young Sustainability Champion Programme 2020

    Young Sustainability Champion Programme 2020

    Partner

    Science Centre Singapore

    The programme aims to raise awareness, encourage and inspire students to develop creative solutions around critical topics relating to environmental science and innovation, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Students between 7 and 17 years old get onboard Science Centre Singapore’s new online “I am a Young Scientist” platform and complete core sustainability-related tasks online. Participants who have successfully completed the programme will be recognised and presented with badges and e-certificates. Those who submit excellent work will receive further opportunities and support in prototyping and design thinking, as well as participate in a bootcamp and Demo Day.

    The entrepreneurs, who are between the age of 18 and 35, were selected from a field of more than 1,100 applicants to participate in an online five-month-long Innovative Programme since March 2020.