The global premiere of the Nobel Prize Series will take place in Singapore with the participation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and thought leaders who will discuss the latest thinking and action on the “Future of Learning”. Saab is a sponsor of the Nobel Prize Series.
The Nobel Prize Series Singapore 2015 is being organised by Nobel Media and the Nobel Museum in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). The event will be inaugurated on 5 November by His Excellency, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore.
“The Nobel Prize and the Nobel name are associated with innovation and high technology, which is what Saab also stands for. We are at the cutting edge of high technology products and solutions for defence and security,” says Anders Dahl, Vice President and head of Saab in Singapore.
The theme of “The Future of Learning” is very relevant to Saab and to Singapore because of the increasing collaboration between industry and tertiary institutions in development of new technologies and in driving product innovation. Saab has been successful in collaborating with academia, government and national companies by sharing learnings and co-developing technologies.
“Our aeronautics business, for example, has been working very closely with academia in the area of material science. We are working with universities on new materials such as advanced composites,” says Dahl.
Sweden has an impressive track record on innovation. Mobile phone technology, ball-bearings and propellers are some of the widely used inventions that can be traced back to Sweden. Many of Saab’s defence technologies have translated into civilian applications including 3D mapping, noise cancellation headphones and titanium dental implants.
There are already significant numbers of Singaporean exchange students coming to Sweden to study. The most popular city in Sweden for Singaporean students is Linkoping, where Saab is headquartered.
“We are looking at how to offer internship opportunities for Singaporean students to come to Saab to learn about the company and possibly become Saab employees in the future,” Dahl adds.
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