Under the agreement, SP and TIBCO will expand the network of universities in Singapore, TIBCO’s regional hub, by offering initiatives that both drive innovation.
SPINOFF, Singapore Polytechnic’s entrepreneurship centre, will partner with TIBCO to provide technical materials on data analytics and Project Flogo, TIBCO’s Golang-based open source ecosystem for building event-driven apps.
The centre’s objective is to develop course materials that can be adopted by other universities. Students who sign up for the program will work in multi-disciplinary teams to tackle problem statements, then implement TIBCO’s innovative solutions to help review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.
“We aim to ensure that students from different backgrounds obtain skills relevant to the digital economy, and believe that this academic initiative could be a ground-breaking program in terms of the economic impact it can achieve,” said Melissa Ries, general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, TIBCO.
Established in 1954, SP is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 40 full-time courses and 3 common entry programs for close to 16,000 students.
Through this collaboration, the school said it aims to have 1000 students train at the entrepreneur education center by 2020.
This is the third phase of TIBCO’s collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic. In January 2018, TIBCO also announced an arrangement to provide data analytics capabilities and knowledge for adult learners through industrial practice, internships, and other practice-based training.