is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

TUMCREATE is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University.

Mission Statement

The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.


TUMCREATE was founded in 2010 to foster research collaborations between Singapore and TUM, The Technical University of Munich, following the foundation of TUM Asia in 2002 to provide TUM educational programmes in Singapore. In its first research phase from April 2010 to March 2016 the research focussed on electromobility in megacities.
more information on Phase 1

In its second 5-year research phase from April 2016 to March 2021, the research is now focussed on defining the ultimate public transport system for Singapore through a vision of public transport involving electric autonomous vehicles from 2030 onwards.
more information on Phase 2