Transformation of Jurong Area
Jurong Innovation District
Announced in Parliament on 24 March 2016 by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Jurong West is earmarked for a 600ha Innovation District on one of the last large greenfield sites in Singapore. It will cover Nanyang Techonological Univerity (NTU), CleanTech Park and the surrounding area.
Named as Jurong Innovation District, it will create an environment to house activities such as learning, research, innovation and production within a single, next-generation industrial district. It will also bring together researchers, students, innovators and businesses to develop products and services of the future.
Industrial developer JTC Corporation is the master planner and master developer for JID and will work with other government agencies to develop the district in several phases over the next 20 years. The development planning and engineering work for the first phase of JID is in progress, and is targeted for completion around 2022.
One of the first developments in JID is the JTC LaunchPad @ JID, due to be completed in 2017. It will house start-ups, incubators and accelerators, as well as include maker’s and co-working spaces, with a focus on advanced manufacturing.
When completed, Jurong Innovation District (JID) will be able to nurture new growth areas in the manufacturing sector,
JID Introductory Video
This Governmental Youtube Video introduces and highlights the key potentials of the Jurong Innovation District.