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ETC is a multi-disciplinary centre focusing on integrating core enabling technologies required by Industry to innovate and create new value to differentiate themselves from competitors.  The centre comprises collaboration spaces specialising in applied research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and Immersive Media.  The Innovation collaboration space within the centre serves as a proof of concept test-bedding facility to bring together the core enabling technologies to solve industry problems.

About the Centre


ETC is our latest R&D centre housing four research laboratories: Artificial Intelligence, Immersive Media, Internet of Things and Innovation.  The Centre participates in research projects with the industry and works collaboratively across schools, research centres, and departments in Temasek Polytechnic.



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Core Technology

The Centre’s core technology areas include:


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning: Chatbot, video analytics and image recognition
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Embedded Device/System, cloud and mobile computing, and communication modules
  • Immersive Media: training and simulation, integration of IoT, data analytics and AI in Immersive Media


The Centre has done projects involving the development of Interactive Digital Media (IDM) applications for various sectors such as engineering, architecture, transportation, media and education, just to name a few. It also engages in research & development on smart solutions incorporating various technologies such as immersive media, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).


Some examples are shown below:

Industry Partners

The Centre works closely with various industry partners, centres of excellence and academic schools within Temasek Polytechnic (TP). These include:


  • Changi General Hospital
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Helen O’Grady Asia Pte Ltd
  • Security Industry Institute (TP)
  • Clean Energy Research Centre (TP)
  • Aviation Research Centre (TP)

Media Publications

Eye Fly 3D


This revolutionary project, done by the Centre’s staff in collaboration with A*STAR, was reported in the local media. 


For more details, please look under Projects.




Method of forming a film with a lenticular lens array

Published date: 5 Jun 2014

Publication No: WO2014084798 A1

Publication type: Application 


Security film for revealing a passcode

Published date: 3 Apr 2014

Publication No: WO2014051518 A1

Publication type: Application

Optical grating

Published date: 13 Feb 2014

Publication No: WO2014025318 A1

Publication type: Application

Our Team

Contact Details

  • Dr Tan Hock Soon
  • 67806509
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Fri). Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • Centre under School of Engineering

    Temasek Polytechnic
    West Wing Block 20, Level 3
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757