The Ministry was first established in 1973 as the Ministry of Technology, Research and Local Government. In 1976, in line with new functions and responsibilities pertaining to environmental matters, the Ministry then changed its name to Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE). On 27th March 2004, the Cabinet agreed to the restructuring of MOSTE and the name was changed to Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in order to lead the National ICT Development function, Multimedia and Innovation. In 2007, the science and technology function was divided into Biotechnology, ICT, Industry, Sea to Space and S&T Services clusters.
"Discovering, developing and utilising STI for knowledge generation, wealth creation and societal well being towards achieving a high income advanced economy that is competitive, sustainable and inclusive"
"To drive and manage STI for socioeconomic growth by intensifying creativity and innovation; strengthening market driven R&D; sourcing and diffusing new technology; developing and attracting talent; deepening STI awareness; and strengthening collaborations and partnerships"
Ministerial Key Result Areas
Source by : Strategic Planning Section