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Sign up for the Jurong Island Innovation Challenge 2021: Call for Proposals!

The Jurong Island Innovation Challenge (JIIC) is an initiative led by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and JTC to bring together startups and SMEs to tackle the challenges faced by Jurong Island companies and the broader energy and chemicals industry.


In line with Singapore Green Plan 2030, the JIIC aims to develop Jurong Island into a sustainable energy and chemicals park. The initiative enables innovators to collaborate, co-develop and test novel solutions on energy, water, and chemical waste surrounded the island.

JIIC is a follow-up to the Jurong Island Circular Economy (JICE) study that JTC embarked on in 2019 with 51 Jurong Island companies and multiple government agencies' support. The current JIIC aims to scale up sustainable solutions on the Island through innovative ideas from startups and SMEs.

Challenge Statements

The JIIC is seeing solutions covering four focus areas:

  1. Energy management: Reduce the carbon footprint of industrial processes

  2. Emissions reduction: Enhance industrial energy efficiency and recovery of waste heat from plant processes

  3. Water management: Recover resources to reduce the amount of industrial waste to be sent for treatment or incineration

  4. Waste management: Reduce consumption of fresh water for industrial use through water recovery and reuse

Opportunities for innovators

The supports available for the innovators consist of funding, collaboration-, mentorship- and networking opportunities. More details on the opportunities and supports are provided on the challenge website.

  1. Funding support from ESG for solution development and pilot trials

  2. Opportunity to collaborate, co-develop and pilot novel solutions with Jurong Island companies

  3. Mentorship support and access to ecosystem partners

  4. Exposure and networking opportunities with Jurong Island companies


The call for proposals extends over 2 months from 19 August - 19 October 2021.

Info webinar

Sign up for the JIIC Information Sharing Session on 6 September 2021 (Monday) from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm (SGT) here.

Find out more

You can visit the challenge website for more information.

Contact the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore for more information about business opportunities and how Denmark seeks to inspire green transition in Southeast Asia:

Mark Edward Perry

Sector Expert at Royal Danish Embassy Singapore

Phone: +65 9088 5567


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