Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2021 - Round 1

Help build a brighter future for our planet with the Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2021! Enterprise Singapore (ESG) is collaborating with key industry partners to launch the third edition of the challenge with challenge statements in key sustainability areas such as sustainable materials, waste management, and many more.

This challenge is now open to Startups and SMEs across the world.

HELP BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR OUR PLANET WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2021!

 

With ever increasing global average temperatures, diminishing natural resources, growing waste, and rising greenhouse gas emissions, there is an urgent need to develop and implement sustainable solutions to restore and protect our environment.

As the recovery of our ecosystems is both a complex and multi-faceted challenge, collaboration is key to innovate towards a more sustainable future.

Following the successes of the past two Sustainability Open Innovation Challenges (SOICs), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) is once again collaborating with key industry partners to launch our third edition of the challenge with challenge statements in key sustainability areas such as sustainable materials, waste management, and many more.

We are inviting innovative companies to participate in this challenge not only for the chance to collaborate with major partners, testbed and access funding to develop the solutions, but to also play a critical role in building a more sustainable future for the world.

 
As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, we must not take our eye off the global climate agenda. Climate change is an urgent and existential threat, and all countries have to build on the Paris Agreement to address this global challenge to humanity.
Prime Minister’s Office Singapore [May 24,2021]

Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong
 
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CHALLENGE AREAS

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CHALLENGE STATEMENTS

 

SOIC 2021 (Round 1) will be focusing on three challenge areas based on:

Circular Economy

 

Waste Management

Sustainable Materials

(Packaging/Plastic Value Chain)

Sustainable Food Source

CHALLENGE OWNERS

CHECK OUT THE DIFFERENT CHALLENGE ROUNDS!

SOIC consists of two separate rounds, each with different challenge partners and challenge statements. The second round will launch in November. Innovators are welcome to participate in both rounds as long as the challenge statements are different. Stay tuned for more information!

  • APPLICATION

    Aug 20, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
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    Innovators can now register on the platform and submit their solution

  • DEEPENING PHASE

    Nov 9, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021
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    The shortlisted innovators will be paired with the challenge owners

  • FINAL EVENT

    Mid-Dec, 2021
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    Finalists will pitch their proposal online to the challenge owners for 5 minutes, which will be followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A.

  • APPLICATION

    Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
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    Innovators will be able to register on the platform and submit their solution

  • DEEPENING PHASE

    Feb 7, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022
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    The shortlisted innovators will be paired with the challenge owners

  • FINAL EVENT

    March 2022
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    Finalists will pitch their proposal online to the challenge owners for 5 minutes, which will be followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A.

OPPORTUNITIES AND INCENTIVES

Promising and committed innovators will have the opportunity to work closely with challenge statement owners to co-develop solutions, and potentially acquire them as reference customers

 

Paid trials, pilot project, and test-bedding opportunities await!

Check out the details on the Challenge Statements tab.

Winning innovators may also be provided pilot opportunities, test-bedding sites, funding support to develop their solutions. 
 
*Subjected to eligibility criteria


 
  • Access to co-innovation opportunities with corporates and/or Government agencies and gain access to their experts and resources.
  • Mentorship & industry network

ORGANISED BY

Enterprise Singapore

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Eco-Business
UpLink

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Nordic Innovation House Singapore
SGInnovate
IDE(A)S Lab
Big Idea Ventures

POWERED BY

SG Open Innovation Network
Agorize
Budding Innovation