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About Us

Our Mission

We advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation. We play a key role in nurturing and developing talent and leaders for our research entities, the wider research community, and industry.

Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore. As a Science and Technology Organisation, we bridge the gap between academia and industry in terms of research and development. In these endeavours, we seek to integrate the relevant capabilities of our research institutes and collaborate with the wider research community as well as other public sector agencies towards meaningful and impactful outcomes. Together with the other public sector entities, we develop industry sectors by:

  •    Integrating our capabilities to create impact with Multi-National Corporations and Globally Competitive Companies;
  •    Partnering Local Enterprises for productivity and gearing them for growth; and
  •    Nurturing R&D-driven Start-ups by seeding for surprises and shaping for success.
Our research, in addition, also contributes to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability. These serve to enhance lives in Singapore and beyond.

Our Vision

A global leader in science, technology and open innovation.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is a catalyst, enabler and convenor of significant research initiatives among the research community in Singapore and beyond. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors, and bring science and technology to benefit the economy and society.

We aspire to be a global leader in Science, Technology and Open Innovation.