Dear Students,

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) are very honored  to be commissioned by Temasek Foundation International (TFI) again to organise and curate the Temasek Foundation International – SUTD STEP Aviation Forum 2019 from 5th May to 11th May and would like to extend our invitation to the Mahidol undergraduates again!

Participants will get to be inspired and empowered with Design Innovation (DI), Technical and Leadership skill sets via the IDC’s DI process and apply the newly acquired skills through a Drone-Building experience and learning from both academia and industry.  The journey deepens their understanding and knowledge on design and engineering with user-centric design, in a collaborative and hands-on learning environment where they will get to bond, network and learn together with youths from Singapore and others around the region!

The entire program with meals, accommodation, transport and air tickets (for international students) will be covered. This is a rare opportunity to attend special workshops and hear from industry players. Participants will also get the chance to meet new friends!

*Highlights of the Forum*

Drones/Design Innovation Workshop

Specially-designed workshop for participants to build-up capabilities in Design Innovation(DI) with deepen knowledge on design and engineering with user-centric design.  Participants would have the chance to design and build their own drones in teams and compete with one another in a flying competition at the end of the workshop.

Industry Learning

Industry visit and industry speaker to provide students a platform to interact, hear and learn from industry leaders on the innovative use of technology and engineering to meet new and evolving challenges in the industry.

The programme of the Forum will be as follows:

Date Programme
May 5 (Sun) Arrival & Welcome overseas participants
May 6 (Mon) Ice-Breaking Session and Welcome Lunch
May 7 (Tue) Drones/Design Innovation Workshop
May 8 (Wed) Industry Learning/Visit
May 9 (Thur) Drones/Design Innovation Workshop
May 10 (Fri) Drone Racing Competition / Closing Dinner
May 11 (Sat) Debrief and Departure

This Forum is proudly supported by Temasek Foundation International (TFI) and is open to undergraduates from Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, China, India, Japan or South Korea.

Please click on the TFI Aviation Forum 2019 registration  link if you would like to register for this Forum.  Shortlisted applicants would be notified.

For more information, you may email to or contact Lorraine Teo at 6499 8733 by 28 March 2019.

We look forward to your participation!