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.



Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) Living Lab: Call for Testbedding Proposals Webinar

As NParks' Living Lab, JLG is a platform to showcase sustainable design and smart technology as well as test-bed solutions that contribute towards sustainability outcomes and efficient operations at JLG. In this webinar, government agencies will share their challenge statements and discuss how interested parties can submit proposals to use JLG as a test-bed for their solutions.

Date: 2nd September, Thursday
Time: 3pm – 4.30pm (GMT +8)

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Eocology of Cities: Managing Human-Nature Relationships in the City

In this final session of our City-in-Nature webinar series, learn about efforts to improve ecological connectivity, manage human-animal interactions, and explore how nature can improve our well-being.

Date: 17th September, Friday
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm (GMT +8)

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BE The Future: Cutting-edge Technologies for the Built Environment (BE) Sector

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the Built Environment (BE) space.

Date: 24th September, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm (GMT +8)

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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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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.