Seeking Proposals to Develop and Translate Technologies under Competitive Research Programme 18/04 (Water) 2018

Background / Description


PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has launched an Open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on 1 Nov 2018 under the Competitive Research Programme (Water) to invite researchers and industries to develop solutions that can challenge the state-of-the-art water technologies or to translate promising technologies to commercialisation in order to improve the effectiveness of the current processes and operations.

The RFP focuses on 2 areas. The first focus area challenges researchers to think out-of-the-box against the conventional processes. It targets to support proof-of-concept study at bench scale on new approaches across the water loop, and offers a bottom-up avenue for research community to surface new technology domains that might have fallen outside PUB’s technology roadmaps. Meanwhile, the second focus area targets to support the translation or scale-up of promising technologies in water field.

Researchers and industry technology providers are highly encouraged to work closely together to build on innovative technology ideas and turn them into actual commercial products. More details on the RFP can be found in the Fact Sheet as attached in Annex A.

PUB is pleased to invite you to the PUB Grant Call Information Session on 12 Nov 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm. This session will provide more information on theopen RFP,where up to S$30 million is set aside to develop and translate water technologies.

The details of the Information Session are as follows:

  • Date                 :             Monday, 12 Nov 2018
  • Time                 :             2.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Venue             :             Hall 1 & 2, Level 1, e2i west, Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability 80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

  (Please refer to Annex B for Directions to e2i west) 



2.00pm – 2.30pm


2.30pm – 3.00pm

Briefing on PUB’s Grant Calls 


By Yunita Tan, Senior Assistant Director, Technology Department, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

3.00pm – 3.15pm

General Q&A Session

3.15pm – 4.00pm

RFP Booths (based on tech domains)*

*Attendees can visit the RFP booths for specific queries on the grant calls.

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Tea Break 


End of session


To enable a targeted and fruitful session, you are welcomed to send in questions on the RFP beforehand through this email: [email protected], so that PUB can address your queries over the presentation and Q&A session on site.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the information session on 12 Nov 2018 (Mon). Please RSVP by replying through this email: [email protected] with your contact info in the table below by 8 Nov 2018 (Thurs), 5pm. Thank you.




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