BEARS serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, undergraduate, post-graduate, and post-doctoral training. Bridging the worlds of research and industry, it speeds the translation of cutting-edge technology so it can be efficiently deployed for public benefit. Symbiosis with industry ensures both the translation of fruitful research into applied, real-world technology and practice while providing a sustainable and progressive model for BEARS itself.

BEARS is dedicated to offering unique cross-cultural opportunities for researchers and students that benefit institutions on both sides of the Pacific. Combining the distinctive expertise and focus of each participating organization and nation creates a whole greater even than the sum of its parts. This synergy deepens and strengthens the relationship between leaders and students working on the frontiers of research in Singapore and the United States.