Challenge Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to pivot in order to adapt and evolve. Given the scale of infrastructure projects, the built environment industry is in a great position to tap on new solutions to transform. If you have fresh solutions to build smarter, faster and greener – JTC wants you!

Supported by Enterprise Singapore Gov-PACT and Open Innovation Network as part of the National Innovation Challenge, JTC aims to identify partners with the capability to develop new solutions that better address challenges in the built environment.

Our objectives are to find solutions that let us build and operate sustainably, manage life cycle costing, and improve safety and productivity throughout the building life cycle.

Shortlisted projects get up to $250,000 in funding, and JTC will also provide domain expertise, and access to test-bed and pilot locations in selected JTC estates. Identified parties will work with JTC research engineers, operations specialists, and building and estate owners to co-create and co-develop these solutions. The developed solutions may also be adopted by other public agencies or corporate partners.

Through our support, companies can defray development costs, reduce business risk and bring ideas to market faster.

For 2020, JTC Innovation Challenge will focus on:

Automation and productivity, solutions that improve manpower productivity and reduce reliance on manual labour. 

Digitalisation of the build environment, easing the transition into using Building Information Mangement (BIM) Models and developing BIM-based solutions that address construction painpoints.

Sustainability and resilience, to reduce our carbon impact on the environment and improve our resilience to supply chain disruptions.

Challenge Additional Info

JTC Innovation Challenge will have three thematic phases spaced out over 18 weeks. Each phase will last 6 weeks, and consist of two to three challenge statements each related to the theme. After the submission for the phase has closed, applicants can submit proposals under the “others” category of the later phase. These proposals will be assessed under the same selection process, but will be subject to the availability of resources.

Please refer to the documents attached for more details of this innovation challenge and submission guidelines.

Challenge Start Date

22 Jun 2020 10:00 AM (GMT +8)

Challenge Closing Date

04 Aug 2020 11:50 PM (GMT +8)

Briefing Date

07 Jul 2020 08:00 AM (GMT +8)

Briefing Venue

Virtual briefing. Refer to briefing instructions.

Briefing Instruction

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