Temasek Foundation announces its sixth Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals.
Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an Abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. The name ‘Ecosperity’ twins ecology with prosperity, reflecting our belief that doing good and doing well can – and must – go together.
Interested parties who have completed their proofs-of-concept and are seeking support to develop and demonstrate prototypes in an operational environment are encouraged to submit their proposals to the Foundation. Individuals or groups, researchers, collaborators, institutions, organisations or companies are invited to apply for funding for their project in focal areas such as air, biodiversity, chemical safety, energy, food, infectious disease management, land, noise, waste management, water, and weather and climate.
In line with the aim of eventual commercialisation, applicants are encouraged to work closely with industry partners who can support the scaling-up and operationalising of their technologies.
The closing date for the submission of proposals is 30 September 2019.
The Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals is targeted at later-stage applied, translational research and development proposals, and/or commercialisation efforts of innovative solutions that address liveability and sustainability issues in Singapore, benefitting and impacting the Singapore community.
a. The Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals does not fund early research efforts.
b. Examples of liveability and sustainability issues include but are not limited to:
v. Infectious Disease Management;
viii. Waste Management;
ix. Water; and
x. Weather and Climate.
c. Solutions can originate from within or outside Singapore, but they have to benefit Singapore, be applicable or adaptable in Singapore.
d. Solutions that are economically sustainable and have considerable social impact will have an added advantage when they are assessed in competition with others.
e. Solutions should preferably be at Technology Readiness Level 6 and beyond and/or Proof-of-Value stage.
f. Solutions will be assessed in the following context:
i. Desirability: Does Singapore need them? Do the solutions benefit Singapore?
ii. Feasibility: Have the Proofs of Concept been completed? How well do they fare against competing technologies?
iii. Viability: Are they commercially viable? Are there distribution channels for or end users or ‘receptacles’ to adopt the solutions already?
h. The Lead Principal Investigator of the project should ideally be based in Singapore.
i. One assessment consideration is whether applicants have applied for funding from other grant institutions. Temasek Foundation may seek verification from applicants for the proof of application to other institutions, where applicable.