Singapore’s educated workforce and business-friendly ecosystem support Schneider Electric’s fourth strategic pillar in service development, deepening the company’s service competencies through human resources and partnerships.
Testifying to the quality of specialised talent available in Singapore, Schneider Electric is deepening its R&D competencies in data centre and process automation, digitisation, and Industry 4.0 technology services. It set up a Machine Solutions R&D team in its RHQ, one of Schneider Electric’s four Machine Solutions R&D teams globally.
A dynamic startup environment in Singapore means Schneider Electric’s RHQ is plugged into a network which fast-tracks collaboration with industry players, customers, tertiary institutions and government agencies. The company has collaborated on digital infrastructure projects, including the zoo, military facilities, and transportation infrastructure, and partnered with multi-national corporations, government, and local startups to incubate innovation.
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, Singapore’s digital-ready infrastructure accelerates Schneider Electric’s digitisation and new energy development efforts, which comprise its last two pillars of growth.
For instance, Schneider Electric’s Innovation Hub in Singapore pilots proofs of concepts to be developed and launched in global markets within six months. The company’s digitisation solutions are powered by its EcoStruxure platform, and include plug-and-play mobility, sensing, analytics and cybersecurity advancements connected through the Internet of Things (IoT).
Mr Leong explains that the Innovation Hub is “not just a showroom. It's actually a living lab where we are using everything that we are showing. Everything is real and we work continuously to improve it.” EcoStruxure solutions have been deployed in over 480,000 installations, connecting over 1.5 million assets in homes, data infrastructure and industrial buildings worldwide.
As an urbanised city-state, Singapore presents an ideal test bed for smart city projects. State-of-the-art projects coming out of Schneider Electric’s Singapore RHQ help the company build brand equity, awareness and recognition, while showcasing best practices and business solutions for developing markets in the region.