In order to leverage the expertise residing in our local universities, JTC established three I3 Research Centres at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to perform experiments, joint research and collaborations between research institutions and private sector organisations. The I3 Research Centres will bring together JTC's expertise in the development of industrial land and space and the research institutions' integrated expertise in architecture, design, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

The 4 Research Thrusts under the NTU-JTC I3 Research Centre are:

  • Reclamation & Marine Infrastructure;
  • Sustainable Infrastructure;
  • Underground Infrastructure; and
  • Infrastructure Systems & Materials.
The 5 Research Thrusts under the NUS-JTC I3 Research Centre are:

  • Industrial Real Estate Market;
  • Land Intensification;
  • Planning & Design;
  • System Integration & Optimisation; and
  • Industrial Construction Technology & Methods.
The 4 Research Thrusts under the SUTD-JTC I3 Research Centre are:

  • Design & Technology
  • Integrated Architecture & Engineering;
  • Urban Innovation; and
  • Robotics in Productivity (New).