Temasek Polytechnic and HIT Robot Group Launch the TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre

Singapore 21 February, 2019  Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Education and Trade & Industry, officiated at the opening of the TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre on Thursday, 21 Feb 2019. Also witnessing the launch was His Excellency, Mr Hong Xiaoyong, Ambassador, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore.


The collaboration between Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and the Harbin Institute of Technology Robot Group (HRG), one of China's leading robot manufacturers, in the setting up of the TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre marks the first step towards establishing a framework for research and training in the field of robotics, automation and other enabling technologies, in line with Singapore’s Industry 4.0 initiative.


The launch of the TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed in May 2018, where TP and HRG would cooperate in research & development, training, as well as the designing, delivering, test-bedding and integrating of solutions in relevant technologies in support of industry players. This includes small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore and around the region.


For TP, one of the intentions for the collaboration is to enhance existing products and technologies from HRG to meet local market demand in the robotics industry. Supported by SkillsFuture Singapore, the TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre will help strengthen TP’s training capabilities in the Continuing Education and Training (CET) landscape, and raise their portfolio of industry-relevant training solutions in areas of robotics and advanced manufacturing. TP will leverage HRG’s advanced robotics cyber physical systems to boost TP’s training capabilities, and draw on HRG’s past projects to develop case studies for learning. In addition, the SkillsFuture Series courses in Advanced Manufacturing will be expanded to include industrial robotics and automation, focusing on skills proficiencies across basic and intermediate levels.


Commenting on the partnership, Mr Peter Lam, Principal & CEO of Temasek Polytechnic said: “TP is delighted to be able to work with HIT Robot Group to facilitate our local industry’s adoption of smart technologies as we move ahead in the new digital economy.  By coupling TP’s expertise in robotics and automation with HRG’s experience in implementing robotics solutions globally, we will be able to provide not just the technology but also the highly relevant training and skills upgrading that are vital for a successful and sustainable digital transformation.”


Some of the companies which TP and HRG will be working with include the Tung Lok Group, Kalms (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Kidzania Sentosa.


“Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, and Singapore, with its superior geographical position, is strategically important to Chinese companies. HRG is delighted to be cooperating with Temasek Poytechnic in research and development, robotics solutions for Singaporean enterprises, and incubation for high quality products and solutions in the robotics and smart manufacturing sectors,” noted MrWang Meng, CEO of HIT Robot Group.



  Company Project

Tung Lok Group

Automation for food preparation and bento box packaging at the central kitchen.


Kalms (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Automation for bento box packaging at the central kitchen.


Kidzania Sentosa

Proposing new role-playing activities for jobs with higher integration on automation and robotics.


Singapore Institute of Technology

A student group has received a grant from Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to develop an automatic napkin folding system for hotels.

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About Temasek Polytechnic (TP)


Established in 1990, TP is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Currently, it offers 37 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 20 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These ensure that TP graduates are ready for work or further studies, and to contribute meaningfully to the community. For more information, please visit


About HIT Robot Group


HIT Robot Group (HRG), founded in 2014, is one of China's leading robotics companies. It focuses on manufacturing a range of robots and robotic equipment for different industries, and is a solution and service provider for technology companies. Currently, HRG has a presence in 13 major Chinese cities and overseas offices in Washington D.C, California, Frankfurt, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information about HIT Robot Group, please visit:

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