Emerging Stronger: Innovative Cities of Tomorrow
Emerging Stronger: Innovative Cities of Tomorrow

Singapore has been ramping up the focus on research and development, especially with the recent announcement of a $25 billion plan to chart our nation’s research, innovation and enterprise development landscape. Urban Solutions and Sustainability (or USS) is a key research domain, supporting our efforts to emerge stronger post-pandemic and to renew our City and our Home for tomorrow.

Since 2011, the biennial Urban Sustainability R&D Congress has brought our research community, agencies and industry partners together to explore opportunities and forge collaboration in USS research and translation. This year, the R&D Congress is going digital and will be rebranded as the Urban Sustainability R&D e-Symposia, that will instead comprise a series of thematic webinars over the course of a year.

There is much to discuss, and many creative urban solutions to explore. Do dial in to the webinars, share your insights, and contribute further to our urban sustainability R&D efforts.


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Innovating for a Sustainable Future: Role of Demand-Led Innovation and ENTERPRISE Partnerships

Curious to know how our local Small and Medium Enterprises have been innovating alongside corporates to advance the sustainability agenda? What does it mean to build Research and Innovation capabilities as a startup? How can corporates lead the way in creating partnerships for Innovation?

In this webinar, speakers from corporates and startups will share their sustainability innovation journey, available programmes and support as well as upcoming Open Innovation Challenge calls. Be inspired by the experiences of technology solution providers, as they share about their journey working with corporates and agencies to translate, deploy and proliferate innovations for our sustainable future.

Date: 8th October, Friday
Time: 4pm – 6pm (GMT +8)

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Hope You’re Well: Building Healthy and Happy Cities

The pandemic has heightened the already growing interest in healthy cities, even as our conception of health has expanded from the purely physical to include mental well being. How can the design and management of cities promote good health holistically?

This webinar is organised in partnership with the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2021. Learn more about WCS 2021 here.

Date: 21th October, Thursday
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm (GMT +8)

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PowerACE 2021: Powering Energy Start-up Innovations

PowerACE, launched in 2018, is a pitching competition launched by SEAS for start-ups in the area of energy efficiency. Some of the selected start-ups will be exhibiting at Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES), as part of Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) where they will showcase their products and technologies to connect and exchange ideas with incumbents in the industry, meet with potential investors, and scout for the right professionals within the renewable energy sector.

Hear razor sharp pitches for their technologies and products from the top 12 selected market ready start ups in the PowerAce competition. These start ups will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges and compete for awards that could take them to the next stage.

Date: 27th October, Wednesday
Time: 2pm – 6pm (GMT +8)

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Analytics and the City: Data Analytics, Modelling and Simulation for Urban Planning and Design

In this webinar, come hear about how urban planning and design decisions can be improved using data analytics, modelling and simulation, including how the built environment can be shaped to improve health and well-being.

Date: 19th November, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 4pm (GMT +8)

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Cities in the Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence for Urban Planning and Design

In this webinar, come hear about how Artificial Intelligience can unlock strategic value for urban planning.

Date: 16th November, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 4pm (GMT +8)

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Ministry of National Development (MND)
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR)
Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
Economic Development Board (EDB)
Energy Market Authority (EMA)
Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
GovTech Singapore
Housing and Development Board (HDB)
JTC Corporation
Land Transport Authority (LTA)
National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS)
National Environment Agency (NEA)
National Parks (NParks)
National Research Foundation Singapore
Public Utilities Board (PUB)
Public Sector Science & Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO)
Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO)
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)

For further enquiries, please contact us at info@urbansustainability.sg.