Innovation 4.0 (i4.0)


Formerly known as A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) building, the new i4.0 is a fully refurbished 6-storey R&D cluster sited in the core of the University’s research precinct. The new i4.0 will support the strategic research programmes helmed by the Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology) through steering initiatives from Singapore’s Smart Nation Programme, and is envisioned to be the heart of the University’s research and development cluster for data science, cybersecurity and analytics, fostering new solutions in the innovation of Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Digital Health and Social Connectivity.

Spanning a total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 15,400 square metres, transformative additions and alteration works were carried out to the former building stock to convert it into a brand new research facility with maximum floor-to-ceiling window fenestration, interior greenery and open-plan office spaces that offers flexibility for social, creative and collaborative work environments.

Other unique building features include smart-energy building system controls for ambient room temperatures and intuitive task lighting, enterprise Makerspace, smart robotic café, large LED event media wall and a double-volume event space in the
lobby and atrium for hosting of programme launches, partnerships and industry collaborations. Approximately 11,200 square metres of research offices and corporate labs from Level 1 – 5 are currently in occupation and another 3,300 square metres of reserve space is slated for future expansion, including the construction of a centralised High Performance Computing (HPC) data centre with a testbed for POC Server Technology.

Project Information:

Commencement Date: 7 Nov 2016

Completion Date: 8 Jan 2018

GFA: 15,400m2


BCA Green Mark Platinum (2017)


Alfresco Roof Terraces & Event Social Deck

Bicycle & Carpark Facilities

Board Conference Room (30pax)
Double-volume Event Atrium/Lobby Space
Large-screen LED Event Media Wall


Meeting Rooms with Interactive Touch-screen Panels
Offices with Collaborative Think Tank & Think Pod Meeting Spaces
Robotic Café and Reception Lounge
Seminar Room (120pax)

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Connectivity