Giving to EPD

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Industry engagement is important for our development and success.  SUTD is keen to collaborate with you on projects that provide meaningful interactions to groom talents and promote a greater understanding of technology and design.  We invite you to partner us to nurture a new generation of technically-grounded leaders who are engaged with the world, and to spearhead ground-breaking research and innovations.  We welcome your involvement with our EPD pillar as we build a highly focused university aligned with industry needs.

Giving Opportunities

SUTD offers various avenues for you to express your support, to suit your interests and needs.   Your participation and contribution will be instrumental to the success of our plans to advance the mission of the EPD pillar. With such robust academic infrastructure in place, SUTD’s forward-thinking philosophy and EPD’s undeniable relevance to all aspects of modern research, EPD will provide our earned environment that is attractive and fulfilling. This is the next bastion of academia and critical inquiry.

Distinguished Professorial Chairs, Professorship, Fellowships, Faculty Awards, Fund for Excellence, Research Grants, Capstone Projects, Publications, Industry Collaborations.

For example, you can help enhance academic excellence by establishing a Professorship for the EPD pillar.  By providing faculty support, you enable the provision of resources to attract and retain the finest academics who will inspire our students and stimulate these young minds, and who will provide leadership to drive innovative research that will create value to impact our society.   These funding enables us to strengthen the foundations of SUTD, attract new top talents and reward faculty members for their work, inspiring them to greater heights. It also allows the flexibility for faculty members to embark on innovative new ideas and projects, pushing the boundaries to achieve new research breakthroughs.

Teaching and Education
Scholarships, Study Awards, Bursaries, Excellence Awards, Book Prizes, Student Exchange, Study Trips, Competitions, Community Service, Executive Training.

At the heart of SUTD’s future are some exceptionally bright, inquisitive and highly motivated young people.  Your gift will have an immeasurable influence on the University, for us to continue to nurture talent, innovate and excel.  Supporting a scholarship is extremely rewarding because of the direct impact you can make on a student.  It will allow us to attract the best and brightest minds to pursue their education with SUTD.  Financial aid provides the resources to make this unique education at SUTD accessible to every deserving student, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Outreach and Engagement
Dissemination of insights via Seminars, Workshops, Masterclasses, Lectures or Conferences.

Facilities and Equipment
Classrooms, Laboratories, Workshops, Collaborative Spaces, Seminar Rooms, Lecture Theatres, Auditoriums, Library, Hostels, Campus Centre, Pillar Buildings.

SUTD is slated to move to our new East Coast Campus at Changi Business Park in 2015.  Naming opportunities are available for buildings and facilities.  Your gift will go towards equipping the University with current technologies and ensuring the best possible teaching and research environment on campus.

Ways of Giving

Endowed Gifts
The capital sum is preserved and invested, and income generated is used to support the purpose of the gift, in perpetuity.

Non-endowed Gifts
The full capital sum is expended for the purpose of the gift, over the designated period of the programme.

Singapore individual and corporate tax residents enjoy tax deductions of 2.5 times for your contributions to SUTD.  Your gift will attract a matching grant from the Singapore Government for the advancement of education at SUTD, increasing the impact of your support.  Endowed gifts attract up to 1.5:1 match; non-endowed contributions attract a 1:1 match.

Collaborative Opportunities

The EPD pillar seeks to provide a robust platform for knowledge creation and learning, offering an enriching educational environment for our students and faculty.  We will forge relationships with a network of organisations and individuals that will be a catalyst to spur creativity and stimulate useful linkages amongst the stakeholders of the EPD pillar.

A key aspect is to link our students to internship and career opportunities that benefit your organization.  You may choose to offer internship placements for our students at any of your businesses in Singapore, regionally or worldwide. Such internships provide the students with practical industry exposure, and also help students better understand your corporate culture. The internships also presents an early opportunity for you to build up your recruitment pipeline, by identifying graduates who have the talent, training, and character the company is seeking.

EPD Distinguished Lecture Series
The EPD Distinguished Lecture Series acknowledges your involvement, contributions and achievements in the following focus areas:

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Rapid Tooling
  • Automation & Control
  • Bio-medical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • IC Design
  • Test & Measurement
  • Design Theory & Methodology
  • Imaging Technology
  • Photonics
  • Precision Engineering
  • Info-communications applications
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Design Science

We would like you to share your experience on the grand and technical challenges in the industry; trends; various innovative approaches; new technologies and their applications followed by the available career pathways.

For more information, please contact Ms Yvonne Ho.