Application Open Dates: 23 June 2020 to 03 August 2020
Enterprise Singapore(ESG), JTC Corporation(JTC)
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to pivot in order to adapt and evolve. Given the scale of infrastructure projects, the built environment industry is in a great position to tap on new solutions to transform. If you have fresh solutions to build smarter, faster and greener – JTC wants you!
Supported by Enterprise Singapore Gov-PACT and Open Innovation Network as part of the National Innovation Challenge, JTC aims to identify partners with the capability to develop new solutions that better address challenges in the built environment. Our objectives are to find solutions that let us build and operate sustainably, manage life cycle costing, and improve safety and productivity throughout the building life cycle.
Shortlisted projects get up to $250,000 in funding, and JTC will also provide domain expertise, and access to test-bed and pilot locations in selected JTC estates. Identified parties will work with JTC research engineers, operations specialists, and building and estate owners to co-create and co-develop these solutions. The developed solutions may also be adopted by other public agencies or corporate partners.
Through our support, companies can defray development costs, reduce business risk and bring ideas to market faster.
For 2020, JTC Innovation Challenge will focus on:
Automation and productivity, solutions that improve manpower productivity and reduce reliance on manual labour
Digitalisation of the build environment, easing the transition into using Building Information Mangement (BIM) Models and developing BIM-based solutions that address construction painpoints
Sustainability and resilience, to reduce our carbon impact on the environment and improve our resilience to supply chain disruptions
Automation and Productivity
JTC Corporation (JTC)
Estate inspection or fault identification currently requires manual scanning of assets conditions during drive through. The current inspection process is manual and laborious. When a fault is spotted, the officer has to look for a nearby safe spot to stop and park the vehicle before he/ she is able to conduct a more detailed assessment of the fault. After the drive through, the officer has to manually upload the photos, compile a report and send it to the respective coordinating agency. The process is time consuming and turnaround time to generate the report is rather long.
What We Are Looking For
1. Viable solution that increases manpower productivity and safety – A solution that captures images/ shapes/ contours, identify and flag out fault conditions and automatically generating alerts and reports.
2. Quick detection of faults and response time – The system shall reduce the reaction time between fault identification and rectification.
Noise restrictions, for workers’ welfare and nuisance control, limit the operating hours on a construction site. By exploring solutions that enable remote controlled or highly automated operations of various quiet construction tasks, construction can continue within the restricted noise levels after the traditional “noisy hours”. The construction site productivity can be improved without compromising worker welfare and affecting nearby users/residents.
What We Are Looking For
1. Construction site can continue to be productive afterhours while ensuring minimal noise and dust generation.
2. Increase manpower productivity by at least 100% or reduce labour reliance by 50% during afterhours work at the construction site.
3. Proposed solution is cost effective in comparison to conventional methods.
4. Ensures safety of workers during the afterhours work.
Submission open from 23 June to 03 August 2020, submit your clarification 10 working days before the closing date.
JTC Innovation Challenge 2020 problem statement briefing - Automation & Productivity
Additional information: JTC Innovation challenge will have three thematic phases spaced out over 18 weeks. Each phase will last 6 weeks, and consist of two to three challenge statements each related to the theme. After the submission for the phase has closed, applicants can submit proposals under the “others” category of the later phase. These proposals will be assessed under the same selection process, but will be subject to the availability of resources.
Challenge Owner(s): Energy Market Authority(EMA), Shell Singapore
Application Open Dates: 17 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
Energy Market Authority(EMA), Shell Singapore
The EMA-Shell Joint RFP seeks to develop a smart energy management system to manage Shell’s service stations. The proposed system will integrate the use of solar power and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) to power its stations, and fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers to provide faster charging for EV at three Shell service stations. The RFP also seeks to deploy ESS equipped with enhanced cooling and fire safety features at the service stations. The ESS will be used to power the service stations’ operations and mitigate the intermittent nature of solar power.
Challenge Owner(s): Land Transport Authority(LTA), SBS Transit Ltd, SMRT Corporation Ltd
Application Open Dates: 11 June 2020 to 11 August 2020
Padang & Co
An open innovation initiative for technological solutions that can benefit the public transport industry and commuters.
Jointly organised by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), SBS Transit, SMRT and co-organised by Enterprise Singapore, the Singapore Mobility Challenge aims to address the Land Transport Master Plan 2040 goals.
Application Open Dates: 8 June 2020 to 31 August 2020
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