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Seven years ago, to meet a rising demand for local entrepreneurs, Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) Business School introduced the Entrepreneurship Option to third-year students taking the Diploma in Business Administration programme.
Singapore Polytechnic's (SP) School of Chemical and Life Sciences which runs the Diploma in Food Science and Technology course has developed BITE, or Business design Infused with Technology Experience.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is the first and also the largest polytechnic in Singapore. At 38.5 hectares (about 40 football fields), SP has tonnes of cozy hangouts for its students.
They are hardly the standard options for weight-conscious foodies.
Dr Jonathan Loh is the first Singaporean citizen to be elected to the prestigious global World Technology Network (WTN).
As part of her polytechnic studies, she had to dig mud, lug sandbags, lay them out and help residents hit by a typhoon.
She was five and her brother seven when their father left the family. Ms Amanda Yeo’s mother, Madam Hoong Bee Huay, a clerk, brought them up single-handedly with help from a church-run student care centre.
Next time you are at Clementi Polyclinic for a blood test or a heart rhythm check, the one doing it might well be a petite, fresh-faced young woman named Koh Shi Min.
Wheelchair-bound since he was 19, Mr Johnny Ang is one of Singapore’s well-known mouth painters. But because he used to paint so much, a mechanical easel that he used would break down every few months.
To breathe new life into the oldest polytechnic campus here, Singapore Polytechnic decided in 2009 to look inwards to its architecture students for inspiration, instead of hiring external consultants.
The new shop will give the polytechnic students a chance to earn as they learn. Not money, but academic grades.

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