About NEA-ESG Joint Innovation Call on Cleaning, Waste Management and Monitoring of Environmental Process Parameters
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly launched an Innovation Call under the Government – Partnership Capability Transformation (Gov-PACT) initiative, to encourage greater use of technology and automation to raise productivity for cleaning, waste management and monitoring of environmental process parameters. The innovation call also seeks to address operational challenges in the industry, as well as to build up the capability and skillsets of workers.
Innovation Call: [B] To Develop an Integrated Autonomous Robotic Hard Floor Scrubber with Surveillance Features
Currently, the cleaners at Heartbeat@Bedok have to follow a schedule when operating the hard floor scrubber to sweep or mop the floor. To minimise disruption to consumers, the hard floor scrubber is only deployed during off-peak hours as the cleaning area needs to be cordoned off during the cleaning process.
Due to the large public space, the schedule for cleaning is also very tight as there is limited time available to clean all areas using the hard floor scrubber. Furthermore, not all cleaners are able to operate the hard floor scrubber and this further limits the efficient manpower deployment of manpower.
In terms of patrolling duties, the security guards currently patrol the premises on a fixed schedule. For large and inaccessible areas, security cameras are fixed on ceiling or walls, which mean that the cameras are immobile.
The challenge is for the industry to come up with a solution that can perform both cleaning and security surveillance functions concurrently, so that the premises owner can channel existing manpower resources to other higher value-added work.
The proposed solution should meet the following requirements:
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The call is targeted at Singapore registered SMEs / start-ups. Foreign companies are invited to submit proposals. However, to qualify for Government's funding, foreign technology providers should work with Singapore registered SMEs / start-ups.
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*Please refer to link for full details on Eligibility Information.
Further Details and Technical Briefing
Following the online launch of the Innovation Call, a technical briefing (details below) will be held to provide potential proposers with more information.
Date: Wednesday, 11th July 2018
Time: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Marina Bay Sands [10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)], Rooms 4505 & 4506
Registration will close on Monday 9th July 2018.
Technical details of the problem statement as well as information related to the innovation call can be found on the Govt Pact portal which you will be redirected to after clicking on the 'Proceed To Details' button below and filling up a short form with your basic information. Please follow instructions on the Govt Pact portal to register your interest for the technical briefing. Further information on NEA's grant and awards can found in the link here.