Temasek Polytechnic and OMRON Unveil State-of-the-Art Proof of Concept Lab & Training Hub
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and OMRON Electronics Singapore proudly announce the official opening of the TP-OMRON Proof-of-Concept (POC) Lab & Training Hub. This collaborative venture, supported by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), aims to contribute towards transformation of skills training in the industrial automation and electronic components sectors.
OMRON, a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, strives to add value to Singapore’s manufacturing sector with its advanced capabilities in industrial automation domain. Local enterprises and manufacturers now can utilize OMRON’s cutting-edge technology, along with contributions from other solution partners, for multidisciplinary experiential skills training and collaborative projects encompassing autonomous and vision-assisted robotics, augmented reality, practical AI, and IoT Dashboard in practice, to name just a few. The POC Lab enables businesses to conduct POC activities in robotics, 3D vision, intelligent control systems and advanced analytics, providing them with the confidence needed before deploying automation solutions on their manufacturing shop floors.
In collaboration with TP, OMRON has curated and conducted six Continuous Education Training (CET) courses and a Function Safety Masterclass course. These training courses aim to support enterprise transformations through practical upskilling and re-skilling initiatives and have already benefited over 500 applicants from 45 companies. Additionally, more than 30 direct POC engagements have been executed with enterprises, resulting in 20 successful implementations across segments/ industries like Digital, Logistics, Food n Beverage, etc. Mentorship support grants are also provided to offset the costs required for such POC projects to help enterprises in their business transformation journeys.
According to Mr. Don Teng, Managing Director, OMRON Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, “The TP-OMRON Proof of Concept Lab & Training Hub is a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the field of industrial automation. This collaborative initiative is a pivotal step towards empowering local enterprises with cutting-edge technology, experiential training, and mentorship, propelling Singapore’s manufacturing sector to new heights.”
Looking ahead to 2024, OMRON and TP plan to launch a new Robotic Masterclass. This program will include an overseas learning journey to OMRON’s China Automation Centre, and the development of emerging CET courses. The goal is to train over 200 individuals and facilitate 20 POC collaborations, fostering innovation and problem-solving within the local enterprise community.
“Temasek Polytechnic is excited to partner with OMRON to inaugurate the TP-OMRON Proof of Concept Lab. This partnership marks a significant stride in our commitment to providing industry-relevant education and fostering innovation in advanced manufacturing. The Training Hub serves as a dynamic space where local enterprises can leverage on OMRON’s expertise and cutting-edge technology for hands-on skills training and collaborative projects. Together, we aim to empower individuals and businesses with the knowledge and practical experience essential for success in Singapore’s evolving industrial landscape.” said Mr Song Kwok Yuen, Director, School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic.
Through this collaboration, the POC Lab & Training Hub ensure that skill upgrading and knowledge enhancement, coupled with mentorship, align with evolving economic demands to meet future skills requirements, and contribute to the continued success and growth of Singapore’s industrial landscape.
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