The Future Resilient Systems (FRS) addresses the challenges of increasing interconnectedness and complexity of infrastructure systems, which provide energy, transport, communication, financial, production, and other essential services to modern societies. It aims to develop a framework, concepts, and tools to make interconnected infrastructure systems more robust and resilient.
The FRS project themes approach infrastructure from a socio-technical system perspective, integrating engineered, operational, and user subsystems, thereby building bridges between disciplines and patterns of thought. Researchers at the FRS also work closely with Singaporean government agencies, including the National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS), DSO National Laboratories, Energy Market Authority (EMA), and National Environment Agency (NEA).
FRS is the second research programme under the Singapore-ETH Centre, established by ETH Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation, in partnership with Switzerland-based Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU).