At ST Engineering, we harness technology and innovation to enable a sustainable and secure world, so as to improve lives and solve real-world problems.
Our Innovation Approach
We drive innovation by deepening capability building in the Group, as well accelerate it by leveraging synergies and external capabilities.
Internally, our Group Engineering Centre and Group Technology Office strive to deepen our technology and engineering core. Our engineers and technologists are given opportunities to learn and grow through internal innovation competitions, cross-domain collaborations, and courses, as well as meet with customers to gain a deep understanding in evolving market demands and customer needs.
We also take an open innovation approach by collaborating externally to augment the Group’s businesses, and combine technologies and expertise to co-create breakthrough solutions, through corporate ventures, strategic technology centres, and Research Translation @ ST Engineering.
Group Technology Office
We look over the horizon to develop cutting-edge and multi-use technologies, leveraging our innovation ecosystem, to help our customers be future-ready.
Group Engineering Centre
We drive continuous innovation in five domains: Autonomous System-of-Systems, Cybersecurity, Smart Enterprise Platforms (including Data Analytics), Smart MRO and Video Analytics.
Strategic Technology Centres
Our Strategic Technology Centres deepen our capabilities in data analytics and cybersecurity to deliver more powerful products and solutions which add value. Our specialists develop machine learning algorithms, generate analytical insights, run security assessments and develop security technologies to enable impactful outcomes.
Corporate Venture Capital
We invest in promising tech start-ups with capabilities that augment our businesses, especially in high growth areas. We seek to establish collaborative relationships where we can combine technologies or expertise to co-create breakthrough solutions.
Innovation never happens in isolation, so we introduced Research Translation @ ST Engineering, partnering NUS, NTU, SUTD and A*STAR, where researchers will move their research into our premises and collaborate with our engineers in a common space to accelerate the translation of research into commercially viable offerings that will meet fast-evolving market needs and customer demands.
Through our innovation ecosystem, we give our engineers and technologists a space to cross-collaborate, explore progressive breakthrough ideas, make incremental innovations, and eventually translate them into solutions that will enhance our customers' business, whether that be to accelerate digital transformation or accomplish mission-critical operations.
"Multi-Cloud environments are here to stay. Having the ability to manage workloads across multiple public clouds, or hybrid cloud environments from a single pane of glass is crucial. A multi-vendor management-tooling scenario will be a nightmare from a monitoring and governance perspective.
With data breaches due to misconfigurations in cloud environments, we see a need for an integrated platform that provides customers with the ability to design, implement, govern and monitor their cloud usage and hybrid cloud based ICT landscape in real time."
"5G promises a wide range of applications in terms of enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-reliable low latency in massive machine-to-machine communications, enabling advancements and developments for businesses.
We believe there are many opportunities in the era of 5G, and are building and seeding several ideas in various sectors to address increasingly complex problems that will drive greater operational efficiency, better resource
management and lower cost for our customers."
"Machine Learning (ML) Technologies have given us an opportunity to exploit our current deep capabilities in computer vision and software engineering, offering AIpowered video analytics solutions. However, it is challenging to build video analytics detection and recognition features that are cost-competitive and accurate without making any trade-offs, due to the high processing overheads of video analytics and current state of non-unified technology in the ecosystem.
Thus, we are building an ML Ops Platform and production line that would automate and parallelise all activities, with the aim to shorten production cycle and fulfil customers’ complex needs."
"Emerging technologies impact the way new systems are delivered. Our urban traffic management system can now run with microservices and on cloud, making use of AI and data analytics to deliver real-time decision support systems and communicating with vehicles through 5G or V2X technologies. All these has enabled us to be more agile.
Instead of investing heavily on infrastructure, clients can now opt to subscribe to our solutions through Software as a Service, which will reduce time, benefit and cost, and allow for scalability according to their needs."
"We are rapidly progressing from engine-powered buses to electric-powered buses, and autonomous/driverless vehicles. In fact, AVs may become a common sight on our roads after 2022.
Our commitment and investment in Autonomous Technologies will shape our future road public transportation. We are especially focused on the sustainable research and outcome towards overcoming real-world challenges such as adverse weather, vulnerable road users, and ride comfort on public mass transportation like buses. This is because we believe autonomous transport must be proven to be safe and secure in order to gain widespread public confidence and adoption rates."
"IoT devices are increasingly adopted as they are lightweight, easy to deploy and have use cases across multiple industries such as Land Fleets, Maritime, Aerospace and Manufacturing. However, attacks on IoT are also increasing, an issue that is exacerbated by large security gaps that exist in many of the IoT devices. We strongly believe it is critical to uncover vulnerabilities and security loopholes before deployment so we developed a testing solution, backed by deep domain expertise, to offer comprehensive security testing of IoT devices at our Cyber Security Strategic Technology Centre (CSSTC)."