Singapore Research Institute seeks Technology Collaborations
Ottawa, May 31, 2006... A Singapore-based Research Institute wishes to identify innovative Canadian organizations whose research core competencies are in digital and interactive media.
The Singapore Research Institute integrates R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) technologies to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain. Its research capabilities are in information technology and science, wireless and optical communications, and media analysis, processing and applications. The Singapore based research institute an amalgamation of earlier research centres dating back to 1985, was formally established in 2002 and now has over 350 staff.
The Singapore government has recently announced that digital and interactive media will be a core research cluster and as such has allocated major funding to enhance their competencies in this area. Canadian researchers’ technological expertise in this area will have opportunities to leverage on Singapore's research infrastructure, talent, and funding.
As a Commonwealth country, Singapore is a natural business partner for Canadian firms. Canadian companies can save as much as fifteen percent over dealing with non-Commonwealth countries because of common language, contract and legal systems and business practices. View Commonwealth Advantage for morre details.
The Advanced Audio Zip (AAZ) technology - Researchers have developed AAZ, a scalable to lossless audio codec, which enables the compression of digital audio and offers quality superior to CDs. The contribution of AAZ to MPEG-4 SLS introduces a new dimension to audio archival, playback, download and streaming
Innovative coding techniques - Researchers developed a design to enhance data-rate for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs). The enhancement achieves a data rate six times higher than the current IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) 802.15.4 standard and has been adopted by IEEE in the wireless standards (802.15.4b).
Technology Focus List:
In terms of looking for partners and new solutions, main areas of interest include:
- cryptography; bio informatics; data integration; information quality; system and network security; data mining; context-aware systems
- radio transceivers; antenna; passive RFID system; UWB localisation;UWB imaging radar; MIMO; software re-configurable systems; digital modems; smart antenna systems; fibre-based technology; optical communication networks; network architecture, protocols & middleware; communication architecture & signal processing
- efficient coding, compression, transmission, authentication for audio image, video; perceptual visual metrics; language processing; information extraction; indexing; media semantics retrieval; pattern analysis & recognition; computer vision; video understanding; speech processing & enhancement; discrete transforms, data fusion & optimization; brain-machine interface; acoustic noise cancellation; multi-sensor signal fusion & source decomposition; wearable & pervasive computing
Qualification of Interests and Next Steps:
CATA is undertaking this initiative on behalf of its partner, International Trade Canada.