Jurong Lake District Innovation Challenge
About Jurong Lake District
Jurong Lake District is a 410ha new growth area in western Singapore. It is the largest mixed-use business district outside Singapore’s city centre, and is developed to support our decentralisation efforts and to grow our economy. It is envisioned to be a model district that promotes urban sustainability and a healthy living environment for residents, workers, and visitors.
Jurong Lake District aims to achieve net zero emissions for new developments around 2045. This is part of Singapore’s national climate target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
About the Jurong Lake District Innovation challenge
To realise our sustainability ambition, we must work with relevant stakeholders such as landlords, businesses, residents, and urban solution providers to innovate and experiment with new ideas and solutions to shape our collective, sustainable future.
We are calling for all start-ups, companies, institutes of higher learning, and research institutes to propose novel solutions to address the sustainability challenges facing the district.
Our partners in Jurong Lake District have come together to share their challenge statements, under the key themes below:
All new buildings in Jurong Lake District will be required to minimally achieve Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) certification. Existing building owners are also actively seeking ways to reduce their energy consumption. Reducing the carbon footprint of the district will be a combined effort by residents, businesses and visitors; and should be made fun, educational and hassle-free.
Jurong Lake District supports the movement towards zero waste. More can be done to increase recycling rates by strengthening the effectiveness of strategies through the help of digitalisation.
Today, getting to Jurong Lake District is convenient using the established public transport network. By the 2030s, Jurong Lake District will be even more connected with four MRT lines serving it and at least 85% of all trips targeted to be made by Walk-Cycle-Ride modes of transport in 2035. We are seeking to implement a mix of strategies from infrastructural enhancements to behavioural nudges to make car-lite an integral part of everyone’s lifestyle choices in Jurong Lake District.
Smart technologies and automation will support a more efficient and connected way to live and work and has the potential to conserve and optimise water resources. In the long run, it could also reduce reliance on manpower for repetitive tasks and enhance the well-being of employees.
The Science Centre Singapore is sponsoring the following challenge statement on gamifying sustainability:
Lendlease Global Commercial REIT is sponsoring the following challenge statement on optimising energy usage:
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital are co-sponsoring the following challenge statement on reducing energy consumption in hospitals:
CapitaLand is sponsoring the following challenge statement to find a way to collect and manage waste data at their premises:
SMRT is sponsoring the following challenge statement to explore solutions in encouraging drivers to go car-lite and adopting Walk-Cycle-Ride modes of transport for trips within the Jurong Lake District:
Water System Optimisation
CapitaLand and Lendlease Global Commercial REIT are co-sponsoring the following challenge statement on using pre-emptive and predictive systems to improve the safety and productivity in maintenance work, while reducing the wastage of water resources in the process:
The prizes for the Jurong Lake District Innovation challenge are as follows:
- The winning team for each challenge statement will be awarded a prize money of $50,000
- Winning teams will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with the stakeholders to pilot their solutions at the stakeholders’ premises in and around the Jurong Lake District. Should these pilots prove to be effective, they may be scaled up to be deployed in the rest of the district and beyond, to benefit more developments and the wider public
- An additional Temasek Foundation Liveability Solutions Prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the team with the most impactful solution to pilot their solution in Jurong Lake District
How to participate
Submit your proposals at IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform by 5 May 2023.
For any enquiries, please contact:
Senior Manager, Policy & Governance Directorate
Smart Nation and Digital Government Office