Under Singapore's ongoing collaboration with the Republic of Korea to pursue and promote partnerships in the areas of smart grids and energy technologies, EMA and the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) have launched the second EMA-KETEP Joint Grant Call on 8 May 2020.
This grant call invites the submission of Full Proposals for industry-led R&D projects that will develop innovative solutions in the area of clean energy research and deployment, and promote productive partnerships and capability exchanges between Singapore and Korea. It is open to research consortia comprising both Singaporean and Korean companies, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Research Institutes (RIs), public sector agencies and not-for-profit organisations. Proposals should be co-led by one Singaporean and one Korean company, and have both Singaporean and Korean components.
To facilitate the formation of research consortia by interested Singaporean and Korean companies, EMA and KETEP have developed a Partnership Development Information Exchange form (attached) for the sharing of contact information and research interests. Completed forms should be submitted through email to EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg by 15 May 2020, and will thereafter be posted on KETEP’s website, for interested Korean companies to refer to.
The problem statements under this grant call are as follows. Each proposal should address one problem statement only.
(a) Enabling the use of hydrogen for power generation in Singapore and Korea. The proposed solution, where applicable, shall address one or more of the following sub-problem statements:
i. Safe and cost-effective technologies for storage, transportation and/or fuel delivery of hydrogen gas; and/or
ii. Energy-efficient emissions-free pathways for hydrogen production, e.g. methane pyrolysis and water electrolysis.
(b) Facilitating the deployment of solar PV in Singapore and Korea. The proposed solution, where applicable, shall address one or more of the following sub-problem statements:
i. Cost-effective grid integrated solar PV systems, e.g. portable PV; and/or
ii. Creative deployment of solar PV in an urbanised context, e.g. building-integrated/building-applied PV.
All Full Proposals must be submitted via the Integrated Grant Management System (IGMS). More information on the EMA-KETEP Joint Grant Call is available at this link. Closing date for submission is 8 July 2020, 1200 hrs (noon) (UTC +08:00).
Enquiries about the grant call should be directed to EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg.