Challenge Introduction

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) catalyses energy research and development (R&D) to keep Singapore’s energy options open, enhance supply-and-demand side energy efficiency, and strengthen the resilience of the power system. In line with these objectives, over the past few years, EMA focused R&D efforts in power utilities, energy storage and smart grids. Building on this past momentum, EMA, in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore (ESG), is launching a Joint Grant Call for proposals from industry partners to develop and test-bed innovative solutions in solar energy and demand-side management. This Grant Call seeks to help companies build capabilities and innovative solutions relevant to national and industry needs, and transfer technologies from laboratories into the marketplace.

By bringing together power sector large organisations (LOs), small-medium enterprises (SMEs), and institutes of higher learning (IHLs) / research institutes (RIs), EMA aims to foster partnerships and for SMEs/IHLs/RIs secure potential end users and opportunities to pilot their solutions at LOs’ facilities when ready.

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals that can address any of the two challenges below.

Challenge Additional Info

Further information on the funding support, eligibility information, submission process and evaluation criteria can be found in the attached Factsheet.

For further enquiries on this Innovation Call, please email:

  • EMA_EnergyR&[email protected] – Energy Market Authority for matters pertaining to the problem statements
    • Note: If your enquiry is specific to a particular problem statement, please remember to include the title of the problem statement in your subject title. Thank you.
  • ​​[email protected] – IPI Singapore for assistance on:
    • Using the IPI portal for registration of technical briefing registration, submission of proposal, etc.
    • Matching technology partners to collaborate for this innovation call
    • Funding enquiry

Challenge Start Date

20 Sep 2018 10:00 AM (GMT +8)

Challenge Closing Date

08 Jan 2019 11:50 PM (GMT +8)

Briefing Date

02 Nov 2018 08:00 AM (GMT +8)

Briefing Venue

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre[10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971]Orchid 4212

Briefing Instruction

Please CREATE an account if you do not have one and click on the REGISTER button below (after you have login) to register for the briefing. Do note that the deadline for briefing registration is Friday, 26 October, 2018.

Briefing would be held from 3 PM to 4:30 PM.