Industrial Robotics White Paper Proposal Template

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AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL
WHITE PAPER PROPOSAL
FOR
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS PROGRAMME
Thematic Strategic Research Programme
<To fill in the title of the project>
Closing Date:
Application must be submitted to the Science & Engineering Research Council
(SERC) by 22 February 2013, 5:00pm. Please submit one softcopy (word
document) to Ms Veronica Ho, at [email protected]
Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)
Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)
1 Fusionopolis Way, #18-10 Connexis North
Singapore 138632
Tel: (65) 6826-6111
Fax: (65) 6779-8061
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1.
PROGRAMME TEAM
Programme Manager (PM)
Name:
Institution:
Email and Contact No.:
Principal Investigator (PI)*
Name:
Institution:
Email and Contact No.:
Co-Principal Investigator (co- PI)*
Name:
Institution:
Email and Contact No.:
Collaborator*
Name:
Institution:
Email and Contact No.:
*Please insert more rows for additional PIs, co-PIs, and/or collaborators.
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2.
OVERALL PROGRAMME
(Maximum four A4 pages of content for this section, please use font Arial, size 11)
2.1.
Programme Summary (Overall Objectives, Visions and Goals)
The summary should include the following points:
 Describe the Programme’s objectives, visions, goals, and what it is set out to achieve
(problem statement, technical aims, and their relevance, etc);and
 Highlight the expected outcomes of the Programme.
2.2.
Rationale for Funding
Explain why the proposal should be funded. The following can be addressed:
 State major scientific and technological advances and novelty of this Programme; and
 Describe the potential impact to Singapore.
2.3.
Programme Description
Organize details of the Programme under the following headings. References (if needed)
may be attached as a separate Annex.
a) Describe the overall research plan and scope;
b) Describe the demonstrator scenario and technical achievements to be showcased;
c) Describe how the research will be structured into Work Packages (WPs). Describe the
WPs, their respective roles in the Programme, and how they are integrated together to
achieve the overall objectives;
d) Describe how the Programme structure is designed to be effective and robust against
unexpected issues / delays; and
e) List PIs and/or co-PIs and/or collaborators who have significant roles and briefly
describe their respective contributions.
2.4.
Milestones & Deliverables
 Detail key technical deliverables and illustrate using a milestone chart or roadmap.
 Indicate as KPI the targeted contributions from the industry (in cash or in-kind).
2.5.
Programme Management
 Propose an organisational structure and describe how the PM, PIs, co-PIs, and/or
collaborators will be integrated into the team (diagram could be included); and
 Describe how the research activities will be managed and coordinated.
2.6.
Total Programme Budget
Summary of Proposed Total Programme Budget
Headcount (FTE1)
Expenditure on Manpower (EOM)
S$
2
Equipment (EQPT)
S$
Other Operating Expenses (OOE)
S$
Others (such as Travel) [Please list the
S$
items and add rows if necessary]:
Total proposed amount:
S$
1
2
Full Time Equivalent
List major equipment and breakdown of cost
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3.
WORK PACKAGES
(Maximum two A4 pages of content per WP, please use font Arial, size 11)
For each WP, include the following details:
a) WP description and objectives, visions, goals, and what it is set out to achieve
(problem statement, technical aims, and their relevance, etc);
 Also, highlight how the WP contribute to overall Programme and link to other WPs
b) Research approach and methodology;
 Also, highlight technical deliverables, and challenges/risks of the chosen methods
c) Novelty and comparative advantage over competitors and current state-of-the-art; and
d) Proposed WP Budget (direct costs only).
Summary of Proposed Budget of WP xx
Headcount (FTE3)
Expenditure on Manpower (EOM)
Equipment4 (EQPT)
Other Operating Expenses (OOE)
Others (such as Travel) [Please list the
items and add rows if necessary]:
Total proposed amount:
3
4
S$
S$
S$
S$
S$
Full Time Equivalent
List major equipment and breakdown of cost
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