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Deadline April 15th: Secure up to S$1 million in grant funding from The Liveability Challenge

The Liveability Challenge is presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Eco-Business

The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. Offering Asia's biggest prize for sustainability solutions, and the only platform seeking ideas for cities in the world's tropical belt, The Liveability Challenge is a key highlight in Singapore's calendar of sustainability events.

From 15 January to 15 April 2021, The Liveability Challenge is accepting proposals with the most disruptive, game-changing ideas that will help cities accelerate decarbonisation and address its resource challenges.

Finalists will pitch their solutions to some of Asia’s most sought-after investors at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale sometime in June or July for the chance to secure up to S$1 million in grant funding, and other exclusive opportunities.


Decarbonisation


With the global race for net zero cities underway, The Liveability Challenge is looking for the most innovative ideas that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere. Key sectors with huge potential for decarbonisation solutions include energy generation, urban infrastructure, and transport and logistics systems. Revolutionary carbon capture, utilisation and storage solutions to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere at scale are welcomed.

Submitted solutions should:

  • Significantly reduce the carbon emissions produced by industries; or effectively capture, and convert carbon emissions into useful products such as food protein, building materials, reclamation sand or synthetic fuels

  • Be either technology-based solutions (e.g. physical, chemical) or nature-based solutions (e.g. biological capture and sequestration)

  • Integrate into existing infrastructures or systems

  • Be carbon negative in the overall lifecycle and have zero/minimal externalities

  • Be commercially viable and scalable


Re-imagining resources


With rising constraints on land, energy and water, urban centers need to find pathways to achieve a circular economy where waste is eliminated and business models are regenerative by design. The Liveability Challenge is looking for breakthrough technologies or materials that will reinvent waste streams into valuable resources or replace or reduce packaging in key sectors such as food and e-commerce. These solutions should significantly reduce the input of resources required in the production process and help achieve responsible consumption and production at scale.

Submitted solutions should:

  • Replace/reduce plastic, or virgin/hard-to-recycle paper packaging; utilise/convert food waste, plastic waste, or e-waste into valuable products/materials

  • Drastically reduce land, water, energy and major resources required for the production of goods and services, such as food and materials

  • Keep reclaimed products in circulation at their highest value possible

  • Exceed the performance of conventional materials and be cost- competitive

  • Be closed-loop, commercially viable and scalable


Additional information


Click here for more information about the application process and eligibility criteria

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