SIIRD approved total research spending of US$8.4m for seven new joint R&D projects
03 September 2007
The Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) promotes joint industrial R&D projects between companies from Israel and Singapore, which would lead to successful commercialization. SIIRD is a co-operation between the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel.
In its latest round of Board meeting in July 2007 in Israel, SIIRD approved funding of US$3.7 millions to 14 companies to embark on new projects, which would be conducted in both Israel and Singapore. A total research investment of US$8.4 millions would be created.
One of the approved projects was between Playware Studios Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) and AIseek Ltd (Israel), which aimed to develop a Massive Multiplayer (MMP) game based on hardware-accelerated Artificial Intelligence (AI). The proposed game uses hardware-accelerated AI technology to process its intensive AI content, thus enhancing players’ gaming experience and believability.
Another approved project between Now Media Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Traffix systems Ltd (Israel) aimed to develop an IPTV Information Orchestration Solution (IIOS) that monitors the users’ Quality of Experience (QoE) by collecting and analyzing statistical information on user interactive behaviour.
Other participating companies include: CNA Group Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Menolinx Systems Ltd (Israel); Cytech Technology Pte Ltd (Singapore) and HomeNet Com Ltd (Israel); Fotegrafik Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Rubner Technology Consulting Ltd (Israel); GlobalTrax Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Starcom GPS Systems Ltd (Israel); mBit Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Media Layers Ltd (Israel).
To date, SIIRD has approved 70 R&D projects of total research investment of US$73.4 millions. Besides funding R&D projects, SIIRD also provides free assistance in locating partners from Singapore and Israel interested in R&D collaboration in a variety of technological fields.
For more information, visit the SIIRD website at http://www.siird.com