Cybersecurity in Singapore 2019
In October 2019, the Singapore Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to Singapore to meet with stakeholders in the public and private sector including government agencies, academia, industry and investors to better understand the cybersecurity landscape and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Singapore views the UK as a natural partner given historical ties and similar legal systems, and there is wide recognition of both the need and opportunity to collaborate. As Singapore marks the bicentennial of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival and the UK begins a new era, both countries have reignited their partnership to broaden and deepen ties in the years ahead.
The partnership is aimed at building on existing links and strengthening collaboration. Southeast Asia’s growing political, economic and strategic significance means that it is critical that the UK forges strong ties with the region. This relationship will be vital for the UK’s influence, prosperity and national security and will in turn also benefit Singapore. It is imperative that the UK is well positioned to take advantage of the continuing prosperity in the region and helping to ensure that this is underpinned by regional stability and security. Within this context, closer collaboration on innovation and research and development (R&D) with partners in Singapore between government agencies, between academics and industry, will form a crucial component of the UK’s approach.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.