Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios opens; students to receive mentorship from Dyson engineers

The Memorandum of Understanding for this collaboration with SUTD was signed in May.

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Published: 25 November 2022, 1:34 PM

The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios, located on campus, was officially opened on Friday (Nov 25) by Chairman and Founder of Dyson and the James Dyson Foundation, Sir James Dyson.

The studios will serve as a space where students from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) can develop hardware and software-driven solutions to problems the world faces today while consulting with Dyson engineers. 

Dyson engineers will provide engineering mentorship to students in fields spanning Engineering Design Innovation, Intelligent Robotics, Smart Manufacturing and 3D Printing, and Machine Learning.

According to Dyson, the facility also houses workshops such as the James Dyson Foundation Prototyping Workshop, which will expose secondary school students to Design Thinking and allow them to formulate engineering solutions based on the brief they are given.

Other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational activities, including the 3D printing challenge and the STEM workshop for students in the Ministry of Education’s Engineering and Tech Programme will also be held at the studios. 

“I hope the Dyson-SUTD Innovation studios will inspire more of Singapore’s brightest young minds to take up the challenge to solve problems,” said Sir James Dyson. 

Guest lectures, innovation forums and workshops related to Engineering Design Innovation, Intelligent Robotics, Smart Manufacturing and 3D Printing and Machine Learning may also be held at the studios in the future.

The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios is targeted to benefit over 13,000 students from both tertiary and secondary school levels over the next five years.

Dyson has previously established another set of studios, the Dyson-NTU Studios, with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2017. 

The James Dyson Foundation will also extend its collaboration with NTU for the next five years through the Dyson-NTU Studios. It will continue to provide students with the opportunity to work with industry experts and advanced prototyping equipment.

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