Samsung Electronics Singapore and Nanyang Polytechnic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will focus on the manpower development, technology integration and innovative solutions in the F&B industry.

According to Samsung, the innovative solutions comprise the development of “e-wallets, wearable technology, digitalised front-of-house services and integrated point-of-sale systems.”

 “Our partnership with NYP is an important milestone, which brings us closer towards the realisation of a Smart Nation,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, President, Samsung Electronics Singapore. “We hope that we will be able to successfully develop solutions and innovations to help digitise the F&B industry and transform its operations, evolving the way things are done and inspiring the stakeholders during the process.”

A Hackathon, led by NYP’s Culinary Institute, was also launched during the MOU signing ceremony to bring together NYP students from different disciplines, industry professionals and developers to disrupt the F&B industry with smart solutions and technologies.

Ms Jeanne Liew, Principal & Chief Executive Officer, Nanyang Polytechnic, said: “Working with a global technology leader like Samsung will give our students an opportunity to work on real-life issues and come up with innovative solutions. With this edge, they are well-poised to help transform the industry and work towards our vision of a Smart Nation.”

As part of the Hackathon, NYP students will also get to hone their technical skills with Samsung’s Knox tech certification programme. This is the first introduction of the programme, which Samsung hopes will accelerate the student’s growth and give them the competitive edge in the industry.

The Hackathon will run until July 2018.

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