Welcome to the Food, Chemical and Biotechnology Cluster.

The food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries are key growth areas of Singapore’s economy. More importantly, the products from these industries are central to modern society. Our mission is to support the continued development and sustainable success of these industries by educating current and future industry professionals as well as working closely with companies on transformative research. At the core of our capabilities are world-class knowledge and professional experience in food technology, chemical engineering, and biotechnology. By linking those and our excellent resources to real-world challenges and opportunities. we can provide outstanding learning opportunities for the next generation and improve made in Singapore products and processes.

Among the challenges we address through teaching and research are: sustainability, product and process innovation, and opportunities that come from the applications of digitalisation and biotechnology.

Take your time to browse through our website. Do get in touch if you have questions or comments. We would love to hear from you and share about our work.


The RTE Vegan Chili Crab Pie developed by the students.

Innovative Food Alternatives: Vegan Chili Crab Pie

The SIT and Massey University Food Technology Project Exhibition and Industry Engagement Day 2021 showcased SITizens’ creativity in constructing innovative food products. The Vegan Chili Crab Pie emerged as one of the top three projects, with its plant-based take on an existing product familiar to Singaporeans and global consumers.

One tasty printout at a time – various lab trials were conducted to get the batter right.

Innovative Food Alternatives: 3D-Printed Cookies

07 September 2021
Surface science expert A/Prof Reginald Thio leads a research team who has been redesigning the cleaning processes of pharmaceutical plants

Understanding the Science of Stains to Clean Better

13 August 2021
Plant-based Seaweed Chicken with Spirulina, created in collaboration with Roquette.

Innovative Food Alternatives: Plant-Based Spirulina-Infused Seaweed Chicken

23 July 2021