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Congratulations to Fairventures Social Forestry for emerging the grand prize winner of The Liveability Challenge 2022!
After a four-month search for the most inspiring sustainability solutions, six teams were selected to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel in an exciting hybrid showdown at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale on 9 June 2022, at Marina Bay Sands, in partnership with Ecosperity Week 2022.
Fairventures Social Forestry swept the grand prize of S$1 million in funding to sustainably manage forests and improve livelihoods in Jambi, Indonesia, using a scalable social forestry model that incorporates blended finance.
Six more prizes of investment opportunities were awarded to finalists.
1. A $100,000 investment by PlanetRise and a S$50,000 investment by Quest Ventures: Fairventures Social Forestry
2. A S$50,000 investment by Quest Ventures: ImpacFat
3. A S$100,000 investment by Amasia: GAIT
4. A S$100,000 investment by Silverstrand Capital
5. A S$100,000 by Purpose Venture Capital: Red Dot Analytics
In partnership with Ecosperity Week 2022, Grand Finalists will get an exclusive opportunity to pitch their game-changing solutions at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale to a team of Asia’s most sought-after investors! The top solutions will not only be able to deliver measurable impact for society and planet, but also provide a rare—and profitable—business opportunity.
The best solutions will be selected by our judges to win up to S$1 million in project funding by Temasek Foundation, a minimum of S$100,000 investment each by Amasia, Silverstrand Capital, Quest Ventures and Purpose Venture Capital.
The Liveability Challenge is back on a search for innovative solutions to combat urban challenges of the 21st century! As the world’s population is expected to increase to 10 billion by 2050, current infrastructure and resources are straining to catch up. How can we live sustainably and within our planetary boundaries?
From 14 January to 13 April 2022, submit your ideas to vie for the grand prize of up to S$1 million in grant funding for project development, among other opportunities!
Be part of The Liveability Challenge, submit your solution today.
In an exciting virtual showdown at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale on 28 July 2021, six carefully chosen finalists presented their groundbreaking, innovative ideas for liveable cities in the tropics to a panel of expert judges. SeaChange, Inc swept the grand prize of S$1 million in funding for its technology that converts dissolved CO2 in sea water into stable solid carbonates, which can be used to make construction materials such as cement and concrete.
Four more prizes of mentorships and fundraising opportunities were awarded to our finalists – a S$100,000 investment by Planet Rise and a S$50,000 investment by Amasia to SEPPURE, a S$50,000 investment by Amasia to DiviGas, a S$50,000 investment by Silverstrand Capital to NEU Battery Materials, and the popular vote to AEGIS Packaging.
Co-head of Impact Investment, Silverstrand Capital
Director, SMART Innovation Centre
Head, Strategy, Marketing and Communication, IPI Singapore
Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners
TurtleTree Labs emerged the Grand Winner of TheLiveability Challenge 2020 and was awarded S$1 million in project funding by Temasek Foundation. Singapore-based biotechnology company, TurtleTree Labs also won a S$100,000 investment, introductions to at least 10 impact investors with mentoring, and a spot on a leading accelerator programme with Planet Rise. The innovative lab-grown milk concept avoids the climate impact and animal welfare issues the $700 billion industrial dairy industry is associated with.
Sophie’s Kitchen, a firm that makes a sustainable plant protein, is the winner of The Liveability Challenge 2019, a global search for ideas to make Southeast Asia’s cities more liveable and resilient. With the win, Temasek Foundation has awarded S$1 million to Sophie’s Kitchen to produce the protein, made with microalgae, can be used in anything from dietary supplements and cooking oil to biofuel, and will become part of a global market for alternative protein set to be worth US$16 billion by 2025.
RWDC Industries, whose proposal replaces single-use plastic straws with drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer is the winner of The Liveability Challenge 2018 with biodegradable straws. With the win, RWDC Industries will produce biodegradable straws that would decompose under regular natural conditions into water and carbon dioxide.
How aspiring entrepreneurs are transforming their innovative ideas into real-life impacts to solve the climate crisis.