Challenge Introduction

Arising from the Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map (ES ITM) launched on 11 December 2017, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and SPRING Singapore have jointly launched an innovation call to encourage greater use of technology and automation to increase the overall productivity in the cleaning and waste management industry.

The purpose of this innovation call is to evaluate and test-bed suitable technologies that can improve the efficiency of both NEA and industry operations related to cleaning and waste management, and support local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)/start-ups in developing competitive technologies for application in the Environmental Services sector.

Interested qualifying parties are invited to submit proposals that can address the four problem statements:

​Cleaning Industry:

[A] To develop a safe, efficient and cost effective kitchen exhaust duct cleaning solution

[B] To develop a self-cleaning toilet to enhance productivity of cleaners and improve toilet cleanliness for users

Waste Management Industry:

[C] To reduce the physical strain of the work crew in waste collection operation

[D] To develop a cost-effective and efficient on-site non-domestic mixed waste treatment system

Challenge Additional Info

For any enquiries, please send to

  • [email protected] - National Environmental Agency for matters pertaining to the problem statements
  • [email protected] - IPI Singapore for assistance on
    • using the portal, briefing registration, etc.
    • matching to technology partners to collaborate with for this innovation call
    • funding enquiry

Challenge Start Date

29 Jan 2018 10:00 AM (GMT +8)

Challenge Closing Date

26 Apr 2020 12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Briefing Date

06 Feb 2018 01:30 PM (GMT +8)

Briefing Venue

Environment building (MEWR Hall on Level 25), 40 Scotts Road, Singapore 228231

Briefing Instruction

Please click on the REGISTER button below (after you have login) to register for the briefing. Please create an account if you do not have one. Do note that the deadline for briefing registration is Friday, 2 February, 2018.

Please note the followings:

  • On the day of the briefing, please proceed to Environment Building, West Wing for registration
  • Remember to bring along your NRIC / Passport to exchange for a pass
  • Do come early to register as security clearance will take some time