The slogan for the study tour is ‘Rethinking Connectivity’. What we want to accomplish with this slogan is to secure and enhance the connectivity between companies, research facilities and universities in South-East Asia and the Eindhoven University of Technology, and also Dutch companies in the technology sector. But that is not the only thing the slogan stands for. Connectivity is a very broad concept.
It also stands for the connection between Singapore and Malaysia, which has caused some tension in the past but also provides wealth because of bilateral trade. The two countries may not be connected by land but two busy bridges take care of cross-border transport. Furthermore, Singapore is connected to the rest of the world by the Port of Singapore, one of the biggest ports in the world which played a vital role in the emerging economy of Singapore.
Additionally, we want to establish a connection between the participants of the study tour and both countries.