Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2022

Embrace a sustainable future and harness your innovative ideas to create a greener planet for all. Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2022 launched by Enterprise Singapore, aims to bring together industry partners and creative innovators to co-develop sustainable solutions in key areas such as sustainable materials, packaging, zero-waste and many more.



    October 25, 2022 - February 28, 2023


    The application phase will run from October 25, 2022 (SGT/GMT+8) and will end on February 28, 2023 at 23:59pm (SGT/GMT+8).

    Criteria for Application

    The criteria for the application phase are as follows:

    1. Register on the platform.
    2. Select a challenge statement to address.
    3. Complete the participation form.
    4. Submit a 5 to 10 slide PDF proposal deck, including the following details:
    • Details of Applicant 
    • Executive Summary: In less than 500 words, provide a summary of the solution, technology and deliverables. This should include the tangible and intangible outcomes of the project.
    • Detailed project proposal, including: 
      • Technical feasibility of solution and unique facets. 
      • Effectiveness in addressing the challenge 
      • Potential benefits 
      • Operational feasibility
      • Business feasibility of solution
      • Capacity and expertise to execute
      • Details on POC/MVP if applicable; Desired deliverables/milestones and outcomes of projects.
    • Ability to Execute: Provide details of your organisation’s expertise and experience along with a commercialisation plan if applicable.

    You are welcome to tackle multiple challenge statements by creating new participations, should you have more than one solution to submit! 

    The deadline for the submission will be on February 28, 2023 at 23:59 [GMT+8]. Please note that all the deliverables must be submitted in English.


    March 1, 2023 - May 10, 2023



    The shortlisting of participants will start on March 1, 2023 and finish by March 28, 2023 [GMT +8.] 

    During this phase, the most innovative solutions will be selected and the list of shortlisted innovators will be announced on the platform by March 29, 2023.

    Shortlisting criteria

    Innovators will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

    • Technical Feasibility of solution and novelty (40%)
    • Business feasibility of solution (30%)
    • Capacity and Expertise to execute projects (20%)
    • Clarity & Comprehensiveness of proposal and test plans (10%)

    Results will be announced on the platform on March 29, 2023.



    Evaluation will start on March 30, 2023 and finish by May 10, 2023.

    During this phase, our challenge statement owners will organise 1-to-1 sessions with shortlisted participants for further discussion and clarification, via offline calls or through the challenge platform. 

    The list of awarded Innovators will be announced on the platform by May 11, 2023


    Early June of 2023 


    The closing ceremony will take place in early June 2023. The ceremony is due to last 3-4 hours. More details will be shared at a later date.


Early June of 2023 

A grouped closing ceremony will be conducted between winning innovators and challenge statement owners.
Stay tuned for more details.