Submissions extended to 16th April, 2020, 11:59pm
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The Liveability Challenge 2020 will launch on 14 January 2020.

All solutions submitted to The Liveability Challenge must fulfil the following criteria to be considered:

• Must have proof of concept •
• At least Technology Readiness Level 6
• Must be applicable to Singapore and urban environments in the tropics  •

The themes for 2020 are Urban Food Production, Circular Packaging and Decarbonisation.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Participation in The Liveability Challenge consists of 2 stages:

Registration – Please click the button above to provide necessary details and hit submit.

Submission – Should your project be accepted, you will receive an email within 48 hours of registration, prompting you to complete the rest of your application on the submission platform. Please provide all required information and supporting documents to back your application, and submit your entry before 11.59pm (GMT +8) on 17 April 2020.  

Urban Food Production

Urban farming represents an opportunity to improve food security in cities and minimise agriculture-related emissions—but still consumes a large amount of resources today. We're looking for technological solutions that will deliver a breakthrough in sustainable urban food production.

Submitted solutions should:
  • Produce novel food or alternative proteins
  • Considerably improve nutritional quality of food over current methods of production
  • Enable certain species of crops/livestock to be farmed in cities for the first time
  • Reduce resource and input requirements (eg energy, water land use) for production
  • Significantly increase productivity for food/nutrition production
  • Result in minimal waste output and/or demonstrate circular use of waste materials
  • Be scaleable

Circular Packaging

We're looking for innovative packaging solutions to replace or reduce packaging waste made from plastic, glass, virgin/hard-to-recycle paper, or aluminium. These solutions should be useful in the retail, fashion, beauty, logistics and food & beverage industries.

Submitted solutions should:
  • Drastically reduce the resources that go into packaging
  • Enable manufacturers/producers to do away with packaging altogether
  • Equal the performance of conventional, unsustainable packaging and be cost competitive
  • Be closed-loop: Either compostable, recyclable or bio-degradable
  • Make use of renewable feedstock. The solution should consider the availability and sustainability of feedstock

Decarbonisation

We’re looking for solutions that will enable cities to capture and use carbosan in a productive, sustainable way. Key considerations include how long CO2 captured can be sequestered and kept out of the air.​ We’re also searching for game-changing, disruptive new solutions to decarbonise traditional sectors and processes in industries such as logistics, mobility and more.  

Submitted solutions should:
  • Enable the large-scale capture of atmospheric CO2​
  • Effectively capture, store or convert CO2 using little energy and space​
  • Turn captured CO2 into a viable product stream​
  • Be carbon negative in the overall life cycle​
  • Take a systems approach to carbon capture and storage/utilisation​
  • Demonstrate demand for outputs produced​
  • Drastically reduce the carbon emissions produced by industries or sectors
  • Be commercially viable and scaleable​

Finalists in The Liveability Challenge 2020 could secure the following:

Up to S$1 million in funding

Secure your spot on  this page, and you’ll receive a link to the full submission form within 2 days. Projects will only be considered if submitted through Submit.com. Incomplete submissions or solutions that do not meet the criteria outlined above will be declined.  Note that the two-stage application process will need to be submitted by 17 April 2020, 11:59pm GMT +8. Criteria for the evaluation of submissions can be found under the FAQs section.

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