Temasek Polytechnic, iEcopolis & LG Electronics Singapore Sign S$8 Million Five-Year Partnership to Develop Campus Infrastructure of the FutureAugust 11, 2010
Temasek Polytechnic (TP), iEcopolis, and LG Electronics Singapore (LG), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on developing TP’s i-Digital campus. To be developed at a cost of S$8 million over the next five years, the i-Digital campus will bring together iEcopolis’ eco-intelligent infrastructure solutions and LG’s business technology innovations to create future learning and test-bedding environment for TP’s 15,000 student population.
Under the first phase of the i-Digital campus development, iEcopolis and TP will invest more than S$2 million to acquire LG solutions including 3D energy saving digital displays, interactive digital signage, security and surveillance devices, a 11m x 6m LED video wall, and mobile platforms to link these technologies into a cohesive campus-wide system.
The i-Digital intelligent campus infrastructure will allow TP students from all disciplines to explore future possibilities with integrated and interactive digital display and surveillance systems. These include Interactive Digital Media (IDM) initiatives to enhance the student learning experience, develop staff capability and create innovative in-campus services. Some examples of the educational value of this partnership range from creating an Educational Channel, which allows broadcast of in-house training content, as well as Campus View, allowing students and visitors to view various parts of the Campus to help them make decisions on which areas to use.
This step is in line with the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) “Future of Media” programme which supports the development and delivery of next-generation applications, services and experiences. TP is working with the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Programme Office hosted by MDA on setting up a Co-Space Testbed to offer an environment for made-in-Singapore innovations to support the Future of Media eco-system.
The MOU was signed by Mr. Boo Kheng Hua, Principal and CEO, TP, Mr. Bentinck Ng, Managing Director, iEcopolis and Mr. Arthur Huang, Chief Operating Officer, LG Electronics Singapore. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman, Board of Governors, Temasek Polytechnic and Deputy CEO of ST Engineering Ltd, Mr. Michael Yap, MDA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, IDM Programme Office, Mr. Jackie Cheng, Chairman of Hisaka Holdings Ltd, and Mr. Jeff Cheh, MD of LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd.
Mr. Huang said: “LG’s philosophy is about enriching life through technology and this partnership creates excellent opportunities for students to create future innovations by pushing the boundaries in exploring, experimenting and experiencing.”
TP’s Mr. Boo said: “We are excited about piloting future IDM possibilities and this MOU is an endorsement of TP’s IDM capabilities. Besides strengthening the polytechnic’s infrastructure, this collaboration will give our students the opportunity to work on real-life business solutions in a learning environment.”
Mr Jackie Cheng said, “iEcopolis, a subsidiary of Mainboard-listed HISAKA Holdings Ltd., was incorporated to undertake eco-friendly initiatives to promote a greener environment. Hence with the commencement of this collaboration, it marks a new milestone for iEcopolis in expanding our footprint in the green space. As the main integrator for this eco-intelligent infrastructure, we will advise and implement more energy saving products and solutions to TP, for their Campus to be more environmentally friendly with the aim of reducing carbon footprint and improve the overall environment in time to come.”
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About Temasek Polytechnic
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. TP currently offers 52 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities and social sciences and informatics and IT. It also offers over 40 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 approaches ensure that TP graduates are economy relevant, future relevant and life relevant. www.tp.edu.sg
About iEcopolis (Singapore) Pte Ltd
iEcopolis, a subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed HISAKA Holdings Ltd., was incorporated in Feb 2009, with the aim to deliver clean & green solutions to promote an eco-friendly environment. The core focus of the business is to provide intelligent eco-facility, infrastructure, development and management solutions to business to conserve energy. Our range of products and solutions harness renewable materials and energy sources, hence dramatically reducing the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes, to provide a holistic sustainable eco-solution that will lead us to a cleaner, greener and healthier environment to live, work and play in. For more information, please visit http://www.iecopolis.com
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of US$44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. www.lg.com
About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over four decades. In recognition of its vision of bringing great design to category defining products, and its fast-growing market appeal in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd is a recipient of leading local and international industry accolades including Superbrands, red dot design award and GfK No.1 Award. www.lg.com
Interactive & Digital Media (IDM) Programme Office
The development of the IDM sector requires the collaboration of a diverse range of public sector agencies, educational institutions, industry players and other stakeholders. To achieve this, the National Research Foundation has allocated $500 million over the next five years from 2006 to fund the development of a strategic IDM research programme and the set-up of a multi-agency IDM R&D Programme Office (IDMPO) within the Media Development Authority of Singapore to oversee R&D initiatives in the IDM space. This multiagency team coordinates a cross-disciplinary effort to deepen Singapore’s research capacity in IDM. www.pointstar.dlinkddns.com/idm_orig