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Globally ranked among the top research and technology organisations in the environment and water domain, the NEWRI ecosystem strives t​o take its lab-scale innovations to innovative engineered solutions for the water and environmental markets. With ‘Research-Engineering-Deployment’ (RED) as its guiding philosophy, NEWRI bridges deep research with cutting-edge innovation, robust engineering coupled with industry-level translation, to field applications, piloting and deployment at full scale in real life settings. Through industrial and CSR projects with commercial and social impact, NEWRI continuously strives to make a difference towards developing a true circular economy through efficient reuse innovations, and harnessing the value in waste. The NEWRI ecosystem comprises five Centres of Excellence (AEBC, ECMC, EPMC, R3C, and SMTC), business development and a philanthropic initiative, an innovation cluster and an education and training unit​ in environmental science and engineering, that form an inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional ecosystem to provide holistic environmental engineered solutions. 

Become the pre-eminent Water and Environment Research Institute, focused on leading-edge research, translation into world class products, and developing a highly skilled workforce.

Address Singapore’s national priorities in water and environmental needs. Perform fundamental Research, translate through robust Engineering​ to innovative solutions, and work with industrial and institutional partners, towards their Deployment to enhance Singapore’s global standing and attract investment.



Providing solutions to real-life problems through fund​amental and applied research by world’s leading researchers with unique infrastructure​


Addressing needs of industry and society and help them grow

From bench, to pilot, to demonstration... to partnering at full industrial scale

We offer unique training programmes for students and working adults. Our graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry

We derisk, translate & monetise our technology

Providing clean water access, sanitation, and renewable energy for developing communities in Asia


​Intellectual Property​​​


Over 135 intellectual property for commercial development and deploy​ment ​​
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​High-end analytical equipment & support


Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Microscopy, Elemental analysis and others
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​Cutting edge facilities

>6000m2 at CleanTech Park
>7000m2 Waste-to-Energy R&D/test bed research facility at Tuas south 
>1000m2Wastewater demo-scale treatment plant at UPWRP​​

More than 1000 Publications, over 40% within top 10% JCT
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​Partners & collaborators

>120 Industry collaborators
>45 Academic institutions
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​human capital

More than 300 researchers, scientists and engineers
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