Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Industry and Research Community)

Background / Description

The inaugural Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Industry and Research Community) seeks to develop innovative solutions that can contribute towards the aim of “Improving energy efficiency by 50% from 2020 levels by 2030 to enhance competitiveness of Singapore businesses”. In the spirit of co-creating innovative ideas, applicants are encouraged to collaborate with industry and research community and put up joint proposals.


More details of the Grand Challenge can be found at this link. The closing date for submission is 1st December 2020, 1200hrs (noon), Singapore time (UTC +08:00). Any enquiries on the Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Industry and Research Community) can be directed to [email protected].

Technical Specifications

The proposals may include, but not be limited to, the following areas: (i) development of energy-efficient technologies; (ii) optimisation of system design; and (iii) development of innovative digitalisation initiatives. Interested parties may propose other focus areas that meet the challenge’s objectives.


Each project will be required to develop a protype within 12-18 months from its commencement. A project mid-term review would be conducted, and continued funding of the project would be subject to satisfactory progress made in the project, including the prototype.


There will also be an optional briefing session on the Grand Challenge on 22nd September 2020, 1100hrs (noon), Singapore time (UTC +08:00). Interested applicants may register your attendance at this link.

Preferred Business Model

  • R&D Collaboration

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