It's not GAME OVER yet.

12 years—That’s all the time left before humanity uses up the world’s remaining ‘carbon budget’ and the Earth warms up by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. In the length of a dog’s life, we could be sealing our fate to face the worst environmental change known to mankind and Asia will bear the brunt of the devastation. Global warming is already happening and we are the primary cause.

This is the time to act—we can still stop this. If we are going to avoid a climate catastrophe and build a world without poverty, we’ll need to slash emissions by 45% before 2030.

To do that, we need to speed up the shift to clean energy; we need to get smart with the way we create and consume; we need a circular economy. Most of all, we need your boldest, most game-changing solutions to bend the trajectory of human development away from runaway climate change. Are you up for the challenge?

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The Finale.


10 January 2019

A new world needs new solutions. That’s why The Liveability Challenge is back to close the financing gap between the ideas that will make our cities better and the investments that will make these solutions a reality.

Between 10 January and 5 April 2019, we’re looking for the most innovative and groundbreaking energy and circular economy solutions. The six best projects will get to pitch their solutions at The Liveability Challenge Finale in June, and two will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges to win:

- A prestigious campaign on private investor crowdfunding site FundedHere OR
- Up to S$1 million in funding

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5 April 2019

Up to the challenge? Submit your entry to The Liveability Challenge 2019 here. We’re accepting entries from 10 January until 5 April 2019 that address Asia’s energy and circular economy issues.

Register on this page to let us know you’re serious about the challenge, and we’ll send you the full application details to submit before 5 April.

Please note that all solutions submitted to The Liveability Challenge must have proof of concept and be applicable to tropical urban centres. Click through to see the full criteria before sending us your submission.

Submissions open 10 January 2019

The Finale.

7 June 2019
Ecosperity Conference, Marina Bay Sands

The six teams with the most innovative, groundbreaking solutions will get to make their pitch at The Liveability Challenge Finale before some of the sharpest and most sought-after investors.

At this high-stakes showdown held during the annual Ecosperity conference organised by Temasek, finalists will have to convince the judges that their innovations will not only change the face of the city but are also a rare—and profitable—business opportunity.

The two best solutions will be selected by our judges to win a prestigious campaign on private investor crowdfunding site FundedHere or up to S$1 million in funding.

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Michael Maniates

Head of Studies, Environmental Studies

Daniel Lin

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Lim Hock Chuan

Chief Executive
Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Vinnie Lauria

Managing Partner
Golden Gate Ventures

Pang Heng Soon

Head, Venture Building

En Lee

Partner, Head Asia Pacific
LGT Impact

Martin Lim

Chief Operations Officer

Zhaotan Xiao

RWDC Industries

Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor

Previous Winner.

2018 Winner

RWDC Industries Pte Ltd emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC Industries to jump-start the testing and production of its drinking straws, and thereafter to produce other biodegradeable alternatives to plastic products.

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Latest News.

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The Borneo Post
August 2018

SINGAPORE: Klean, a Malaysia based startup, is actively seeking funds to allow further research & development (R&D) and to launch its smart machines across the country, Singapore and the rest of Asean.

It is currently seeking to secure US$ 5 million (US$ 1= RM4.04) in funding.

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TLC Winner Announced
July 2018
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