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The Liveability Challenge 2019 is over.
See you next year.


Congratulations to Sophie's Kitchen for emerging the grand prize winner of The Liveability Challenge 2019!
In an exciting battle of ideas at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale on 7 June 2019, six carefully chosen finalists presented their groundbreaking, innovative ideas for liveable cities in the tropics to a panel of expert judges.

Sophie's Kitchen swept the grand prize of S$1 million in funding for its vision to turn Singapore into a "protein producing powerhouse", through the compact solution to produce protein from microalgae using food manufacturing byproduct.

Five more prizes of mentorships and fundraising opportunities were awarded to finalists.
- A six-month mentorship opportunity with BANSEA: Sophie's Kitchen
- A mentorship opportunity with Circular Economy Club: Chitonous
- A fundraising campaign on FundedHere for up to S$500,000: Revolv.io
- A mentorship opportunity with GoImpact: Neuto
- A spot in GoMassive's incubator programme, and a fundraising campaign for up to S$1 million: Biomass Energy Systems Inc, Dewcon Instruments Inc, Flexi Systems Singapore


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12 years—That's all the time humanity has left to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, as the recent IPCC report makes clear. In the length of a dog’s life, we could be sealing our fate to face more than 2 degrees of warming, and Asia will bear the brunt of the devastation.

But it’s not time to give up—we can still stop this. If we are going to avoid climate catastrophe and build a sustainable future, we have to slash our 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, game-changing solutions to bend the trajectory of human development away from runaway climate change.

Are you up to the challenge?

Join The Liveability Challenge 2019.

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Launch.

Submissions.

The Finale.

Launch.

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 12 April 2019, we’re looking for the most innovative and ground-breaking 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.

Finalists in The Liveability Challenge 2019 could secure up to S$1 million in funding, an opportunity to run a prestigious fundraising campaign of up to S$500,000 on FundedHere, a mentorship opportunity provided by Circular Economy Club, a spot in GoMassive’s incubator programme, a six-month mentorship opportunity with BANSEA or a mentorship opportunity with GoImpact.

Read more about TLC 2018

Submissions.

5 April 2019

Up to the challenge? Submit your entry to The Liveability Challenge 2019 here. From 10 January to 12 April 2019, we're accepting entries that address energy and circular economy issues in tropical cities.

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. All entries must be completed and submitted via the submissions platform.

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.

Secure up to S$1 million

The Finale.

7 June 2019
Grand Finale, Marina Bay Sands

Six finalists for The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale 2019 have been unveiled.

The six teams will get to pitch their most innovative, groundbreaking solutions 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 Week 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 best solutions will be selected by our judges to win up to S$1 million in funding, an opportunity to run a prestigious fundraising campaign of up to S$500,000 on FundedHere, a mentorship opportunity provided by Circular Economy Club, a spot in GoMassive’s incubator programme, a a six-month mentorship opportunity with BANSEA or a mentorship opportunity with GoImpact.

View the grand finale agenda

Speakers.

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Daniel Carraway

Chief Executive Officer
RWDC Industries

Chris Cui

Director, China Programs
Closed Loop Partners

Simon Dale

Vice President, Business Development and Ecosystem, Asia Pacific and Japan
Envision Digital

Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Vinnie Lauria

Managing Partner
Golden Gate Ventures

Martin Lim

Chief Operations Officer
Electrify.Asia

Michael Maniates

Head of Studies, Environmental Studies
Yale-NUS

Pang Heng Soon

Head, Venture Building
SGInnovate

Zhaotan Xiao

President
RWDC Industries

Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor
Eco-Business

Helene Li

Co-Founder, GoImpact

Lim Hock Chuan

Chief Executive
Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Daniel Lin

Executive Director & Co-Founder
FundedHere

Shailesh Vickram Singh

Managing Partner, Massive Fund & Founder, GoMassive

Shoko Suzuki

Board Member, BANSEA/BANSEA TWO Fund & Managing Director, Harbourfront Ventures

Marialine Verdickt

Founder, CircleWerkz & Circular Economy Club Country Organiser for Singapore

Previous Winner.

2018 Winner

RWDC Industries merged 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.

Read more about TLC 2018

Latest News.

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Witness the showdown at The Liveability Challenge 2019 Grand Finale
23
May 2019

This 7 June, six teams will pitch their clean energy and circular economy solutions for cities in the tropics at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale 2019. You're invited to join us at Marina Bay Sands to witness this battle of ideas.

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Finalists unveiled for The Liveability Challenge 2019
8
May 2019
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Finalists for The Liveability Challenge 2019 Grand Finale unveiled
6
May 2019
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The Straits Times
12
January 2019
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