What is NUS Living Lab

The NUS Living Lab project is a strategic initiative that will transform the University into a major testbed that aims to provide a platform for pilots and trials at a scale that has not been possible in the past. While the testbed infrastructure will facilitate such pilots and trials, this strategic initiative also presents ways to look at new and unique perspectives of outcomes that will be of impact and value to NUS.

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  • To augment the campus with extensive sensing capabilities so as to support novel services and applications that can provide greater convenience to students, faculty and visitors.
  • To provide coordination and support to testbed developers and users.
  • To provide a repository for R&D shareware and assets to be utilized for testing, pilots and trials.
  • To carry out a selective set of application/service pilot exemplars to validate the operational readiness of the testbed.


 This NUS Living Lab project proposes to strategically establish NUS as a major testbed for new innovations in applications and services that rides on the outcomes of ICT/IDM-related R&D generated within and outside NUS. It is also called NUS Living Lab testbed, leveraging on a backdrop of potentially rich set of innovative new applications and services that embraces fresh cutting-edge R&D assets and technologies that are relevant to a campus of the 21st century. The testbed shall also be a national resource that will enable both internal and external parties to test or trial their innovations. Indeed, no testbed facility of such magnitude exists in Singapore today, and its implementation will have important contributions and repercussions to the ICT/IDM R&D landscape in Singapore.

The NUS Living Lab will facilitate the emergence of an Intelligent Campus that integrates the latest technological advances to improve the quality of life of people who visit, work, study, and live on the University Campus. The Intelligent Campus will be a vibrant learning environment which enhances the way in which students interact with their peers and with faculty members.