Singapore is seeking people who know how to develop sustainable manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturing sectors.
So they joined with GlaxoSmithKline and awarded funding for eight research projects, based in Singapore, that will grow local talent.
Under the $24 million GSK-Singapore Partnership for Green & Sustainable Manufacturing, the first round of projects will receive $3.5 million in funding. The joint fund is part of GSK-Singapore 10-year Strategic Roadmap to address the industry's challenges and co-create innovative solutions.
The inaugural awards were presented to the eight principal investigators from the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
They will work on research projects in chemical-, physical- and bio-transformations to maximize resource efficiency and minimize waste generated during the manufacturing process.