Enterprise aims to provide entrepreneurship education and nurture
talents with a global mindset; identify; protect and commercialise
NUS intellectual property; nurture NUS spin-offs and start-ups;
foster industrial collaboration; and facilitate the dissemination
of NUS knowledge to the external community.
In essence, the Cluster strives
to be a catalyst for the development of innovation and entrepreneurship
within the NUS community, nurturing new and existing talent with
teh ability to thrive in the fast-paced global business environment
and translate NUS knowledge and expertise into value for the economy.
The units of the NUS Enterprise
Cluster comprise the NUS Overseas Colleges, NUS Entrepreneurship
Centre, NUS Industry & Technology Relations Office, NUS Venture
Support, NUS Consulting, NUS Extension and NUS Publishing.
Acknowledged as one of the finest
universities in the world, National University of Singapore (NUS)
is a comprehensive university offering a broad-based curriculum
underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.
NUS has 13 faculties, with an
enrolment of more than 23,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate
students. The University actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship.
NUS enjoys a close teaching-research
nexus with 13 national-level, 12 university-level and more than
60 faculty-based research institutes and centres. The University
is strongly committed to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation,
educating students and nurturing talent in the service of country
In line with the strategic vision
of NUS to become a global knowledge enterprise, the NUS Entrepreneurship
Centre has been established with the mission to nurture the spirit
of entrepreneurship and innovation among the NUS community through
education and outreach activities, and to advance knowledge of
technology venturing practice through research. A university level
centre and a unit of NUS Enterprise , the centre integrates its
three main functions -- entrepreneurship education, research and
outreach -- in a synergistic manner to inject an entrepreneurial
dimension to NUS education, to mentor technology spin-offs by
NUS professors, researchers and students, and to provide entrepreneurial
thought leadership to the venture community of Singapore and beyond.
The Centre has made various educational innovations over the years,
including initiating a new MSc (Management of Technology) Program
in 1992, launching a Technopreneurship Minor Program for NUS undergraduates
in 1999, and expanding the program internationally to support
students on high tech internships in NUS Overseas Colleges in
2002. Summer courses on technology entrepreneurship were also
initiated to cater to overseas students, and technopreneurship
workshops were introduced for working technical professionals.
We also pioneered the first nation-wide business plan competition
in Singapore (Start-Up@Singapore), and jointly organized with
Stanford the first Global Entrepreneurs Challenge outside the
US . We are now recognized as a leading research centre in Asia
focusing on technology entrepreneurship and innovation management,
with active research collaboration with leading entrepreneurship
and innovation researchers worldwide.