JTC kicks off Jurong Innovation District Day

Organised by JTC, Jurong Innovation District (JID) Day brings together industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in discussions that shape the future of advanced manufacturing, showcase the district’s pivotal role in driving Singapore’s economic transformation and foster innovation-led growth.


Officiated by Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong, the inaugural event provided industrialists with opportunities to learn more about I4.0 and sustainable manufacturing practices through facility visits and networking sessions.

JTC and A*STAR officially opened A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and National Metrology Centre (NMC) during JID Day.

The opening of SIMTech and NMC charts a new wave of sustainable manufacturing at JID which drives net-zero emissions by 2050. The research facilities will support and encourage local businesses to innovate and adopt advanced manufacturing technologies to become more competitive, cost-efficient, and sustainable.



"A*STAR’s enhanced presence in the Jurong Innovation District marks a significant stride in our support for Singapore’s net-zero emissions commitments. Both SIMTech and NMC will partner with the industry to pursue new frontiers and fuel technology adoptions in smart and sustainable manufacturing.”


Mr Frederick Chew,
Chief Executive Officer of A*STAR / Prof Lim Keng Hui, Assistant Chief Executive, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR.



Leveraging JTC’s Industry Connect efforts, a new initiative to support businesses in transforming their workforce as they accelerate their I4.0 transformation was rolled out to JTC tenants.

The Sectoral Job Redesign Initiative for Business and Workforce Transformation, which is driven by the trade associations, and supported by WSG and McKinsey, provides enterprise-centric support for companies to identify key productivity drivers, implement pre-scoped sector specific solutions, and reskill their workforce to take on redesigned job roles in growth areas.

JID Day Insights

The Skills and Knowledge You Need for Industry 4.0
JID Day Insights: The Skills and Knowledge You Need for Industry 4.0
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How Green Financing Can Power Sustainable Development
JID Day Insights: How Green Financing Can Power Sustainable Development
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How Lean Manufacturing Can Transform Your Business Operations
JID Day Insights: How Lean Manufacturing Can Transform Your Business Operations
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Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Design
JID Day Insights: Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Design
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