Mission, Vision, Values


  • Mission
    Mission
    Making a Difference through world-class R&D, Training & Education, and Thought Leadership in Policy Formulation
  • Vision
    Vision
    A Thriving Maritime Industry Driven by Knowledge and Innovation
  • Values
    Values
    Impact-Driven, Forward Thinking, Team, Integrity

Background


The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) in partnership with local Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and reflects Singapore’s continued commitment to the maritime and offshore industry. The SMI develops strategies and programmes related to the academic, policy and R&D aspects of the industry. Key focus areas of the SMI include sectors such as port, shipping, maritime services, offshore and marine engineering, subsea and downhole.

The SMI charts the maritime and offshore research strategy together with the various maritime institutes at the local IHLs. Working together with knowledge partners to attract renowned academia and researchers, the grooming of the next generation local maritime talent are critical components towards a sustainable R&D ecosystem in Singapore. The SMI also promotes greater industry-academia R&D collaborations to be undertaken in Singapore.

As a whole-of-Government approach, the agencies have committed to fund initiatives through the SMI. The formation of the SMI will strengthen Singapore’s research manpower and capabilities as a global maritime knowledge hub to enhance the overall positioning and competitiveness of the maritime and offshore industry.

Sponsors


  • MPA Singapore
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • EDB Singapore

Partners


BOARD

  • Mr Wong Weng Sun (Chairman)

    President & CEO
    Sembcorp Marine

  • Mr Andrew Tan

    Chief Executive
    Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • A/Prof Tan Sze Wee

    Prof Tan Sze Wee

    Executive Director
    Science & Engineering Research Council
    Agency for Science, Technology and Research

GOVERNING COUNCIL

  • Mr Wong Weng Sun (Chairman)

    President & CEO
    Sembcorp Marine
  • Mr Andrew Tan

    Chief Executive
    Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • A/Prof Tan Sze Wee

    Prof Tan Sze Wee

    Executive Director
    Science & Engineering Research Council
    Agency for Science, Technology and Research
  • Mr Lim Kok Kiang

    Assistant Managing Director
    Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Prof Philip Liu

    Vice President (Research and Technology)
    National University of Singapore
  • Prof Lam Khin Yong

    Vice President (Research)
    Nanyang Technological University
  • Mr Soh Wai Wah

    Principal & CEO
    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Mr Tan Puay Hin

    Senior Advisor
    Group Port Design and Connectivity
    PSA International

International Advisory Panel (2012-2013)

  • Mr Peter Ho (Chairman)

    Senior Adviser
    Centre for Strategic Futures, Singapore
  • Mr John Bartos

    Vice President
    Development & Technology,
    Cameron International
  • Mr Richard Sadler

    CEO
    Lloyd's Register
  • Mr Ashok Belani

    Executive Vice President
    Technology,
    Schlumberger
  • Mr Morits Skaugen

    CEO
    I.M. Skaugen
  • Mr Choo Chiau Beng

    Senior Adviser
    Keppel Corporation
  • Prof Mark Spearing

    Pro Vice-Chancellor
    (International)
    University of Southampton
  • Prof Lui Pao Chuen

    Adviser
    National Research Foundation,
    Prime Minister's Office, Singapore
  • Dr Martin Stopford

    President
    Clarkson Research
  • Mr Ng Yat Chung

    Group President and CEO
    Neptune Orient Lines
  • Mr Eddie Teh

    Special Adviser to Group Chairman
    PSA International
  • Mr Peter Noble

    President and Principal Advisor
    Noble Associates LLC
  • Mr Noboru Ueda

    Chairman and President 
    Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • Mr John Paterson

    President
    Marine & Industrial Power System,
    Rolls-Royce Singapore
  • Mr Wong Weng Sun

    President & CEO
    Sembcorp Marine
  • Prof Torger Reve

    Wilh. Wilhelmesen Professor of
    Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness,
    BI Norwegian Business School

Technology Advisory Panel (2017-2018)

Maritime

  • Mr Toh Ah Cheong (Chairman)

    Executive Director
    Singapore Maritime Institute
  • Mr Mahesh Krishnappa

    Vice President & Head of Marine & Ports
    ABB
  • Mr Ravindran Pallaniappan

    Program Manager, Global Research & Innovation Centre
    ClassNK
  • Mr Shaj U. Thayil

    Managing Director & Fleet Director
    CMA CGM International Shipping Company Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt. Lee Cheng Wee

    Senior Consultant
    Global Maritime and Port Services
  • Mr Tan Wee Meng

    Chief Technical Officer
    Jurong Port
  • Mr Au-Yeong Kin Ho

    General Manager (Engineering)
    Keppel Singmarine
  • Mr Nelson Quek

    Head of Tuas Planning
    PSA Corporation
  • Dr Terence Hung

    Chief of Computational Engineering
    Rolls-Royce Singapore
  • Mr Chris Chung

    Director, Digital Portfolio Management
    Wärtsilä

Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)

Maritime

Administration & Finance

2017
  • Apr: SMI Seminar 2017: Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence
  • Apr: Appointment of New SMI Executive Director - Mr Toh Ah Cheong
  • Jan: Appointment of New SMI Maritime Technology Advisory Panel Members
2016
  • Nov: Memorandum of Understanding between SMI and UTU
  • Nov: Joint Workshop with University of Turku (UTU)
  • Oct: SMI Forum 2016
  • Apr: SMI Seminar 2016: Smart Ships
  • Apr: SMI Breakfast Series: Maritime Research Centres of Excellence
2015
  • Oct: Inaugural SMI Research Showcase - October 2015
  • Jun: Launch of Newly Enhanced SMI Website
  • May: Launch of Advanced Materials & Manufacturing R&D Programme
  • Apr: Launch of Joint Call for Proposals in Maritime Research between Norway and Singapore
  • Apr: SMI Seminar 2015: Automation & Autonomy (Ships & Shipyards)
  • Feb: Inaugural SMI Breakfast Series: METB
  • Jan: Focus Group on Maritime Data Analytics
  • Jan: Appointment of Inaugural SMI Technology Advisory Panel Members
2014
  • Dec: Launch of Asset Integrity & Risk Management R&D Programme
  • Nov: Launch of Maritime Sustainability R&D Programme
  • Nov: MI@NUS Asset Integrity & Risk Management R&D Workshop
  • Oct: Overseas Engagement Trip to North Asia and Europe
  • Oct: SMI Forum 2014
  • Sep: MI@SP Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for Marine & Offshore R&D Workshop
  • Jun: MI@NUS Sustainable Management of Marine Fouling R&D Workshop
  • Apr: SMI Seminar 2014: Automation & Autonomy
  • Mar: Focus Group on Exhaust Emissions Control
2013
  • Oct: Announcement of SMI Maritime Fellowship 
  • Oct: Announcement of Maritime Energy Test Bed
  • Oct: SMI Forum 2013
  • Oct: 2nd SMI International Advisory Panel Meeting 2013
  • Sep: Launch of Simulation & Modelling R&D Programme
  • Sep: Industry Workshop for SMI R&D Roadmapping Exercise
  • Sep: MI@NUS Maritime Transport & Supply Chain Workshop
  • Jun: Overseas Partners Engagement Trip to Europe
  • Jun: Focus Group on Ballast Water Management
  • May: Launch of Deepwater Technologies R&D Programme
  • May: R&D Workshop on Data Analytics & Visualisation
  • Mar: R&D Workshop on Green Technology
  • Jan: Exercise on SMI R&D Roadmap 2025
2012
  • Nov: SMI Forum 2012
  • Nov: R&D Workshop on Subsea
  • Sep: R&D Workshop on Simulation & Modelling
  • Jul: Overseas Partners Engagement Trip to North Asia
  • Jun: Launch of Maritime Energy Systems R&D Programme
  • Apr: Launch of the Next Generation Container Port Challenge
  • Apr: Inaugural SMI International Advisory Panel Meeting 2012
  • Apr: R&D Workshop on Deepwater Technologies
  • Apr: Formation of the Maritime Institutes @ Institutes of Higher Learning (MI@IHLs)
  • Mar: Overseas Partners Engagement Trip to Europe
  • Mar: R&D Workshop on Maritime Energy Systems
  • Feb: 2nd Meeting of the Governing Council 
2011
  • Oct: Inaugural SMI Forum 2011
  • Aug: Inaugural Meeting of the Governing Council
  • Jun-Nov: Infrastructure Consultancy Project
  • Jun: Award to Setup New ISC Simulators
  • Apr: Workshop Trip to UK
  • Jan: Incorporation of SMI