DSM and Singapore Institute of Technology join forces to support future food technologists
DSM signed an agreement with SIT to develop commercial and scientific opportunities for undergraduate students in the food technology sector.
February 17, 2017
By Denice Cabel
Royal DSM, a science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, signed an agreement with local autonomous university Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to develop commercial and scientific opportunities for undergraduate students in the food technology sector.
The signing of a Collaboration Agreement (CA), held at DSM’s Singapore Nutrition Innovation Center brought together representatives from SIT and DSM Singapore Industrial Pte Ltd.
Professor Loh Han Tong, deputy president (academic) & provost, SIT, said, “With the growing focus on health and well-being through food consumption, the demands for qualified, well-trained food technologists are increasing. We are thankful for the strong support from DSM, which will provide opportunities for our students to learn through real-world challenges and gain hands-on experience.”
This three-year collaboration will grant SIT’s Food Technology students and staff access to DSM’s Nutrition Innovation Centre (NIC) in Singapore and its state-of-the-art industry facilities and expertise during their course of study. Through the establishment of an Industry Lab, students will have the chance to use the latest technology in real-life applications for the food and nutrition sector, including dietary supplements, dairy, food and beverage segments. They will be exposed to the prototyping and product development process. This includes time with a UHT pilot plant for food fortification, a sensory lab to create desired flavor profiles, and climate-controlled chambers to establish stability under different environments.