Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2021




Embrace a sustainable future and harness your innovative ideas to create a greater planet for all.
Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge (SOIC) 2022, launched by Enterprise Singapore, aims to bring together industry partners and innovators to co-develop sustainable solutions in key areas such as green buildings, renewable energy, sustainable materials and many more.

Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2022 Closing Ceremony

After an intense challenge that lasted over 7 months, SOIC 2022 received over 500 submissions from more than 80 countries worldwide. The closing ceremony took place on 6 June 2023, where the 13 top shortlisted startups convene to pitch about their technology.

The shortlisted startups gave their all during the event - where each team pitched their technology for 3 minutes, which was followed by a Q&A session from the judges. The awarded startups will have the opportunity to collaborate with their Challenge Owners to implement their ideas and succeed together.

We would like to again thank everyone involved in making this challenge a success! 




Matched with Challenge Statement Owner Olam Agri

AQUAPOWER GERACAO E MANUTENCAO DE ENERGIA LTDA specializes in renewable energy generation and maintenance. Their expertise in sustainable energy solutions contributes to a cleaner and more sustainable future, offering reliable and efficient energy systems.
Addressing: Sustainable Food Source


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner SembWaste

CercleX is a SaaS based waste management company, enabling brands and governments to manage their wastes quicker, better and with 100% traceability such as Industrial Waste Management, E-waste management, Scrap Trade and EPR.
Addressing: Zero-waste


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner SembWaste

Lixo boosts the circular economy to enable recycled raw materials to finally compete with virgin raw materials. They specializes in making AI solutions for the circular ecomony. 
Addressing: Zero-waste

Meraque x Blixify

Matched with Challenge Statement Owner CHN Industrial

Meraque is renowned for their decade of experience in the Facility Management Industry, MERAQUE has expanded its expertise through innovative drone solutions for various industries. By modernising and transforming these industries, Meraque helps to transition into the new and cutting-edge digital landscape.

Blixify is a software house that philosophically believes in minimalistic and user-centric products. They are equipped with fundamental engineering knowledge to provide development services including Full Stack Web & Mobile App Development, Artificial Intelligence (AI) deployment, Internet of Things (IoT) application, Mechanical Product Design, and immersive AR/VR Design.
Addressing: Zero-waste


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner Swisse

one • fıve is a biomaterials research, development and scale-up company, providing circular, cleaner and tailor-made packaging solutions in record time and with measurable impact to the consumer packaged goods industry.
Addressing: Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Packaging


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner Solarvest

Powerledger is a fast growing tech startup that has developed a world-first blockchain enabled energy and environmental commodity trading platform to make energy markets more efficient. They have received global recognition for our technology including winning Sir Richard Branson’s international Extreme Tech Challenge in 2018. In addition to recognition for the company, our co-founder Dr Jemma Green was named the Australian EY Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year.
Addressing: Renewable Energy, Green Buildings


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner Sentosa Development Corporate

Raitan designs Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for both grid and electric vehicle usage. They offer end-to-end solutions to help our clients build customized energy storage systems. Energy storage systems play a critical role in enabling renewable energy integration, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and mitigating the impact of climate change.
Addressing: Renewable Energy


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner CHN Industrial

SOFIEN Technological Solutions for Agroindustry Ltd specializes in the R&D of agricultural and industrial machinery and equipment, it uses the most modern techniques of virtual prototyping to guarantee the efficiency and precision in the development of its products, with a significant reduction in the costs of change of design before the launch in the market.
Addressing: Zero-waste

Tobe Packaging

Matched with Challenge Statement Owner CJ CheilJedang

Tobe Packaging Industries Pte Ltd is a Singapore flexible packaging manufacturer. They have products ranging from roll form to different type of bags and pouches. They have the capability for printing, lamination, bag making and roll slitting.
Addressing: Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Packaging


Matched with Challenge Statement Owner Asia Pacific Rayon

WaterPuris Inc. is a leading provider of advanced water purification technologies, offering scalable and cost-effective solutions to address global water scarcity. Their innovative systems ensure clean and safe drinking water for communities worldwide.
Addressing: Sustainable Materials

Ways2H Inc.

Matched with Challenge Statement Owner SembWaste

Ways2H Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Enterprises, a Long Beach, California, based Clean Tech management company. Their solutions help producing carbon-negative renewable hydrogen for mobility and power generation and eliminating waste by using sustainable decentralized disposal options.
Addressing: Zero-waste

Zerowaste Asia

Matched with Challenge Statement Owner GlobalFoundries

Zerowaste Asia Pte Ltd is a comprehensive waste management company, offering end-to-end solutions for businesses and communities. Their expertise in recycling, composting, and waste-to-energy processes helps organizations minimize waste, promote sustainability, and contribute to a greener future.
Addressing: Zero-waste

Hexagon Sustainability Prize


Congratulations to Raitan (Matched to Sentosa Development Corporation) for winning S$70,000 prize money generously sponsored by Hexagon Group

SOIC 2022 Challenge Timeline 


    25 Oct 2022 - 28 Feb 28 2023

    1 Mar 2023 - 11 May 2023

    6 Jun 2023