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UK and Singapore share similar ambitions in AI, Industry 4.0 and Service 4.0 initiatives. The Department for International Trade (DIT), in collaboration with the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN - BEIS), Tech Nation, and IPI, organised a virtual trade mission from 6-12 May 2021.

Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore opened the launch event of the UK-Singapore Innovation Partnership Series on Industry 4.0/AI/IoT on 6 May 2021. Ten selected UK organisations were featured at this mission to explore collaboration opportunities with UK and Singapore companies, investors and governmental organisations. The University of Oxford and Oxford spin-out/start-up companies secured 5 places of the 10 in the trade mission. The Oxford-Singapore Human-Machine Collaboration Programme, Navenio, Zegami, Oxtractor and Singular intelligence offered research and innovation products, services, test bed collaborations and start-up investment opportunities ranging from AI and robotics solutions, sensors, IoT security to responsible technology trainings. View the online directory here.

130 participants were engaged in the digital trade platform. Oxford University had a record 16 meetings and the most interests were expressed in the AI & robotics solutions and high-tech test beds, then the edtech test beds and the spin-out company plans.

The conversation continues with DIT and BEIS about the inward investment and plans for an Oxford – Singapore AI & Human-Machine Collaboration Institute (Idea Project 4) listed in the Oxfordshire LEP Investment Portfolio  and supported by the HMC Programme - Innovation and Investment Pillars which are managed by Sarolta Mohaine Palfi in the MPLS Division.