A*STAR's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) promotes public sector research and development in the physical sciences & engineering. The Science and Engineering Research Council:
Supports world-class research in A*STAR institutes in a wide range of fields including communications, data storage, materials, chemicals, computational sciences, microelectronics, advanced manufacturing and metrology.
Plans and actively promotes research in strategic areas to encourage greater multidisciplinary research and collaborations across industries, institutes and sectors to create the knowledge and intellectual property that will drive the development of knowledge-intensive industries.
Cultivates and engages an extensive network of industry partners via various funding schemes and attachment programmes to facilitate a seamless flow of technologies from conception to commercialization.
Identifies and nurtures talented scientists and engineers to provide a ready pipeline of talent to academic institutions and partners.