Submissions extended to 16th April, 2020, 11:59pm
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Submit your innovations in Decarbonisation or Re-imagining Resources before 15 April 2021

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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 Liveability Challenge Application process: 
A complete application to The Liveability Challenge consists of 2 stages -
Registration & Full Application

Step 1

Register your interest

Step 2

Receive invitation to submit full application within 48 hrs

Step 3

Submit your full application
before 11.59 pm (GMT+8 Singapore Time), 15 April 2021

Step 4

Finalists announced by 4 May 2021


With the global race for net zero cities underway, we are looking for the most innovative ideas that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere. Key sectors with huge potential for decarbonisation solutions include energy generation, urban infrastructure, and transport and logistics systems. We are also seeking revolutionary carbon capture, utilisation and storage solutions to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere at scale.

Submitted solutions should:

  • Significantly reduce the carbon emissions produced by industries; or effectively capture, and convert carbon emissions into useful products such as food protein, building materials, reclamation sand or synthetic fuels
  • Be either technology-based solutions (e.g. physical, chemical) or nature-based solutions (e.g. biological capture and sequestration)
  • Integrate into existing infrastructures or systems
  • Be carbon negative in the overall lifecycle and have zero/minimal externalities
  • Be commercially viable and scalable

Re-imagining Resources

With rising constraints on land, energy and water, urban centres urgently need to find pathways to achieve a circular economy where waste is eliminated and business models are regenerative by design. We are looking for breakthrough technologies or materials that will reinvent waste streams into valuable resources or replace or reduce packaging in key sectors such as food and e-commerce. These solutions should significantly reduce the input of resources required in the production process and help achieve responsible consumption and production at scale.

Submitted solutions should:

  • Replace/reduce plastic, or virgin/hard-to-recycle paper packaging; utilise/convert food waste, plastic waste, or e-waste into valuable products/materials
  • Drastically reduce land, water, energy and major resources required for the production of goods and services, such as food and materials
  • Keep reclaimed products in circulation at their highest value possible
  • Exceed the performance of conventional materials and be cost-competitive
  • Be closed-loop, commercially viable and scalable

Finalists in The Liveability Challenge 2021 could secure the following:

Up to S$1 million in funding by Temasek Foundation •
A minimum of $50,000 investment by Planet Rise •
• $50,000 investment by Amasia •
• $50,000 investment by Silverstrand Capital •

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 Incomplete submissions or solutions that do not meet the criteria outlined above will be declined.  Note that the two-stage application process must be completed by 15 April 2021, 11:59pm GMT +8. Criteria for the evaluation of submissions can be found under the FAQs section.

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