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.

CHALLENGE STATEMENTS

Click on each of the challenge statements below to view the details. Complete your submission by October 24, 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+8).

Circular Economy

Waste Management

1. Designing of a low-cost & drop-in manual or semi-automated sorting line for sorting recyclable materials from mixed household waste

Alliance will grant a prize award of S$20,000 for the winning prototype design or a combined S$50,000 [S$10,000 additional bonus] if a solution provider can handle both the challenge statements by Alliance

2. Development of a proof of concept (PoC) to utilize advanced detection systems to improve the sorting accuracy and hence quality of sorted plastic fractions

Alliance will grant a prize award of S$20,000 for the winning prototype design or a combined S$50,000 [S$10,000 additional bonus] if a solution provider can handle both the challenge statements by Alliance

3. Achieving Changi Airport's Zero Waste Vision

Up to S$30,000 funding support for paid trial; Winning company/ies will also benefit from the physical space within the airport boundary to facilitate trials to testbed their innovative solutions

4. Increasing accessibility of food waste management for most food establishments

The successful solution will be piloted at EM Services managed town councils. EM Services may discuss commercial terms with overseas solution providers and may adopt it as a standard specification in the contract.

5. Implementing environmentally friendly and less labour-intensive solutions for hawker centres

The successful solution will be piloted at EM Services managed town councils. EM Services may discuss commercial terms with overseas solution providers and may adopt it as a standard specification in the contract

6. Develop new technologies for engineered polymers to enhance recyclability and/or biodegradability

Opportunities to collaborate

Waste Management CS Pop-ups

Sustainable Materials

(Packaging/Plastic Value Chain)

7. Carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet

Paid Proof-of-Concept opportunities with Mercedes-Benz Business Units

8.Establish value chain to convert plastic and/or diaper waste in Singapore to ISCC certified circular polymer feedstock

Opportunities to collaborate

Sustainable CS Pop-ups

Sustainable Food Source

9. Enabling efficient automated sustainability assessments of seafood procurement for businesses

WWF-Singapore will provide S$20,000 in seed funding for the winning proposal

Food CS Pop-ups