About NEA-ESG Joint Innovation Call on Cleaning, Waste Management and Monitoring of Environmental Process Parameters
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly launched an Innovation Call under the Government – Partnership Capability Transformation (Gov-PACT) initiative, to encourage greater use of technology and automation to raise productivity for cleaning, waste management and monitoring of environmental process parameters. The innovation call also seeks to address operational challenges in the industry, as well as to build up the capability and skillsets of workers.
Innovation Call: [A] To Develop an Interior Glass Cleaning Robot for Glass Windows in Buildings
With the wide use of glass panels in building, there is a need to dedicate manpower resources to keep the glass surfaces clean. Currently, cleaners perform such tasks manually using cleaning agents, cloths and wipers. However, such tasks are labourious and dangerous especially when cleaning areas of certain heights.
There are robotic window and glass cleaners available in the consumer market which are designed for domestic applications. Apart from the need for a power cord, such machines still require constant manual application of the cleaning detergent to the glass surface during the cleaning process. As such, there is a need to design a solution that is suitable for commercial applications.
Proposers are open to propose either 1 complete solution or 2 separate solutions to fulfil the requirements for both the daily routine spot cleaning and the 6-monthly cleaning. Proposers are also open to propose a solution for either the daily routine spot cleaning or the 6-monthly cleaning.
This project(s) (both the daily routine spot cleaning and the 6-monthly cleaning) is to be divided into 2 phases (i.e. to complete phase 1 before proceeding to phase 2):
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The call is targeted at Singapore registered SMEs / start-ups. Foreign companies are invited to submit proposals. However, to qualify for Government's funding, foreign technology providers should work with Singapore registered SMEs / start-ups.
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Further Details and Technical Briefing
Following the online launch of the Innovation Call, a technical briefing (details below) will be held to provide potential proposers with more information.
Date: Wednesday, 11th July 2018
Time: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Marina Bay Sands [10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)], Rooms 4505 & 4506
Registration will close on Monday 9th July 2018.
Technical details of the problem statement as well as information related to the innovation call can be found on the Govt Pact portal which you will be redirected to after clicking on the 'Proceed To Details' button below and filling up a short form with your basic information. Please follow instructions on the Govt Pact portal to register your interest for the technical briefing. Further information on NEA's grant and awards can found in the link here.