Strategy for forming the HITLab Singapore (Phase 2)
Based upon the successful completion of Phase 1 and approval by IDA of the plan for Phase 2, Phase 2 will then commence. Specifically, in Phase 2 we propose to accomplish the following:
At the beginning of phase 2 the HITLabSG will have an official opening to coincide with the first meeting of the Virtual Worlds Consortium in Singapore. The research operation will take on the official name of HITLabSG as part of the brand licensing from the HITLabUS and the members of the Virtual Worlds Consortium in Singapore will have reciprocal membership in the HITLabUS and HITLabNZ consortia, and other consortia to follow (e.g. Australia). The license fee for the HITLab brand and associated deliverables will be discussed in the development of the proposal for phase 2.
Based upon the project proposal for Phase 2, HITLabSG, HITLabNZ and HITLabUS will begin collaborative development as appropriate. It is anticipated that this first project will address the need to build a testbed for exploring real time virtual collaboration techniques that in term will serve as a platform for continuing research in telecommunications for the partners.
Develop a comprehensive research agenda addressing the digital exchange and convergence and the development of new technologies in viable domains of new interfaces, new media and creative tools and that address the current generation of interface problems stated earlier in this proposal. Additionally, we will fuse Creative industries and Information and Communications Technologies such that they will be at the centre of research and commercialisation effort of the HITLabSG.
Secure industrial and government funding of projects.
As appropriate organise participants in the HITLabSG from the Institutions of Higher Learning in Singapore.
Transition technologies by licensing IP to existing companies and starting new companies.
Exchange students and faculty with US and NZ (see later paragraphs).
Continue with all stake holders the organizational growth toward a HITLab Asia Pacific and HITLab Institute in Singapore as described in paragraphs 5.2, 5.4.
4.3 Proposed Schedule for Phase 1 and 2 Table 3 shows the proposed schedule for Phase 1.