Final Call for proposals: Abu Dhabi-Singapore Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge 2021

Final Call for proposals: Abu Dhabi-Singapore Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge 2021 

The Abu Dhabi – Singapore Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge brings together the Abu Dhabi City government and leading corporates to collaborate with innovative start-ups and SMEs in Singapore to drive future smart city development in the Middle East.

In this challenge, Enterprise Singapore, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and IPI have partnered three Abu Dhabi organisations – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Masdar, and Department of Municipality and Transport (DMT) to look for innovative partners to collaborate on six challenge statements to drive future smart city developments in the Middle East. Selected companies will have the opportunity to develop and pilot solutions, and these may be adapted and implemented by the organisations in the Middle East.


  • This challenge is open to all Singapore enterprises and solution providers including research institutes and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs).

  • Non-Singapore enterprises have the option to:

    • Partner with a Singapore startup or SME; or

    • Indicate an interest in setting up a presence in Singapore in the next six months.

This challenge is an initiative of the Abu Dhabi – Singapore Joint Forum (ADSJF), co-chaired by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (Singapore) and H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority and Mubadala Company.

Before applying for the challenge, interested Singapore companies are strongly encouraged to attend a virtual briefing where the three organisations will share more details about the challenge statements. Further details can be found here.

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