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.
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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.Challenge Statements
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.Challenge Statements
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.Challenge Statements
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.Challenge Statements
The Science Centre Singapore is sponsoring the following challenge statement on gamifying sustainability:
How might we design a system that promotes interest to monitor and manage sustainability-related information from multiple sources for visualisation and to encourage sustainable practices?
Lendlease Global Commercial REIT is sponsoring the following challenge statement on optimising energy usage:
How might we design a smart building management system that can optimise energy consumption throughout the day while still delivering thermal comfort to building occupants?
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital are co-sponsoring the following challenge statement on reducing energy consumption in hospitals:
How might we optimise the performance and energy efficiency of existing Air Handling Units while ensuring good thermal comfort for patients and staff, and meeting hospital operational requirements?
CapitaLand is sponsoring the following challenge statement to find a way to collect and manage waste data at their premises:
How might we design a digital solution that can collect, aggregate and report waste data from large commercial properties?
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:
How might we encourage drivers to go car-lite and promote more 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:
How might we design a pre-emptive and predictive water tank monitoring system that reduces the need for corrective maintenance work?
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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
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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
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