FundedHere X The Liveability Challenge
Singapore, 6 April 2018 – In the afternoon of 5 April 2018, FundedHere attended the launch of The Liveability Challenge held at Bar Rouge, Swissôtel The Stamford. The Liveability Challenge is a global initiative to seek novel and innovative solutions to sustainable cooling and waste management to make cities better places to live, work and play.
During the launch, Singapore-based innovators shared their experiences in developing and bringing their solutions for better urban environments to market. Also, there were dialogues to see how impact investment can bring about a bright future for the next generation.
Ms Jessica Cheam, Managing Editor, Eco-Business, added: “The need for new solutions to urban challenges has never been more urgent, as countries and cities in Asia continue to grow. We need concrete, scaleable products and solutions that will enable cities to overcome pollution, overcrowding and the poor living conditions that often come with rapid economic development. Through The Liveability Challenge, we want to harness human ingenuity and innovation to chart a new, sustainable and fairer course for development in Singapore and the region.”
The Liveability Challenge is currently on the hunt for innovative solutions in waste management and sustainable cooling that are already at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 and above which are applicable to Singapore and other Asian cities in the region.
To enter, their project must fall under these 2 categories, 1) Waste Management and 2) Sustainable Cooling. Interested applicants can apply through their website at https://theliveabilitychallenge.org
Once chosen, participants will receive support to hone their pitches, and the most convincing and compelling projects could secure up to S$1 million in funding to speed up the journey to commercialisation. Furthermore, they'll pitch before a panel of judges and an audience including some of Singapore’s big-name venture capitalists and investors in July at the World Cities Summit 2018.
The Liveability Challenge is presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and organised by Eco-Business. FundedHere is also proud to be a Knowledge Partner of The Liveability Challenge.
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