Food & Nutrition in Singapore
The Food & Nutrition industry in Singapore is developing rapidly, building on the strong logistics sector and strong image of Singapore as a clean city. Multinationals, including the Dutch companies DSM, Unilever and Friesland Campina have a (regional) office in Singapore. Wageningen University and Research Centre has strong collaborations with the Nanyang Technological University. Singapore has established several new research institutes the past few years, such as the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insights. There are opportunities for Dutch companies, also small and medium enterprises, to make use of Singapore as launch pad into Asia, such as in the area of healthy ageing and food security.
Dutch Wageningen University and Singaporean Nanyang Technological University offer a successful joint two-year education programme in Food Science and Technology. The academic exchange is growing by adding research programmes and collaborations with food companies.