CREST Technology Research
Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) center is
a University of California center for research, graduate education, and
innovation with the goal of achieving an international reputation.
BEARS serves as an intellectual hub for interactions between UC
Berkeley researchers and their counterparts from universities,
polytechnics, research institutes, and industry in Singapore and Asia.
Initial collaborations have already been established with Nanyang
Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore
(NUS). BEARS will develop a broad network of partnerships and
relationships with government agencies, universities, and industries in
Singapore and in the region beyond. UC Berkeley expects the impact of
BEARS to be the creation of new industry sectors in information
technology, energy technologies, engineering, construction and related
Funded by the government of Singapore
through the National Research Foundation’s Campus for Research
Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) initiative, BEARS is a
non-profit University of California company incorporated in Singapore
and managed by UC Berkeley. BEARS has launched its headquarters
and two major inter-disciplinary research groups (IRGs) led by more
than 20 senior UC Berkeley faculty and focused on the development of
technology solutions for sustainable, low carbon, low-greenhouse gas
emission energy solutions on both the supply and demand sides:
Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBEST) led by Professor Costas Spanos.
Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) led by Professor Connie Chang-Hasnain.
will be a continuous cohort of UC Berkeley professors, post-doctorates,
and PhD students on extended research stays at BEARS headquarters in
the new CREATE campus in Singapore. Major research interactions will
involve groups of post doctoral fellows and PhD students from UC
Berkeley, as well as affiliated researchers from other institutions
across the globe that are also working within the CREATE campus.
The SinBerBEST and SinBeRISE programs, together, are expected to engage
more than 100 faculty, researchers, post-doctorates, Ph.D. students,
and staff at BEARS. Collaborating BEARS researchers from NTU, NUS, and
other Singaporean institutions are expected to conduct research stays
at UC Berkeley as well.
Learn more about the CREATE initiative and the National Research Foundation in Singapore: