Singapore-based tech startups invited to solve smart city challenges in Abu Dhabi

Singapore-based tech startups invited to solve smart city challenges in Abu Dhabi 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
Opportunities

Non-Singapore based startups will be able to apply under certain conditions.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and IPI Singapore, a subsidiary of ESG, have jointly launched an innovation call to advance the smart city agenda. Eligible companies from Singapore are invited to submit solutions to address individual challenge statements outlined by Abu Dhabi entities.

What's on offer

The innovation call provides a platform for companies to co-innovate and develop targeted solutions that may be considered for city-wide implementation in Abu Dhabi. ADIO has worked closely with Abu Dhabi entities ADNOC, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Masdar to identify six smart city challenges and commit to a pilot with the winning solution providers. Eligible companies will be able to receive funding support from Enterprise Singapore.

The innovation call provides a platform for companies to co-innovate and develop targeted solutions that may be considered for city-wide implementation in Abu Dhabi. ADIO has worked closely with Abu Dhabi entities ADNOC, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Masdar to identify six smart city challenges and commit to a pilot with the winning solution providers. Eligible companies will be able to receive funding support from Enterprise Singapore.

Submissions open

The innovation call is open for submissions from now until 29 July 2021. ADIO, ESG and IPI, will conduct a virtual challenge briefing on 10 June 2021 for interested companies to find out more about the challenges. More information is available here.

While the challenge is primarily aimed at Singapore-based tech startups, non-Singapore enterprises that are interested to participate will have the option to:

  • Partner up with a Singapore start-up or SME to be eligible for the challenge; or
  • Indicate an interest to set up presence in Singapore in the next six months and see through fulfillment.  

The six challenges

ADNOC is seeking innovative solutions to:

1. Increase the energy efficiency of the buildings within Ruwais City by reducing building energy consumption and improving related Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) operations and maintenance performance and costs; and optimise the operations and maintenance performance and costs of the District Cooling Plant and related building MEP systems 

2. Improve energy efficiency for the street lighting systems within Ruwais City and leverage street lighting as an extension of Ruwais City’s emerging smart city infrastructure, wherein the streetlamps are the platform upon which smart devices could be connected and/or mounted

3. Tap into Ruwais City’s existing real-time data collection tools and leverage findings to improve public services and quality of life for residents. The data may be used to help optimise the workforce demand required for providing related services

DMT is seeking innovative solutions to:

4. Transform its street lighting for public engagement, as a medium for advertising and as infrastructure for other smart applications, such as collection of data to enable provision of better public services

5. Implement renewable and sustainable energy sources for facilities that require electric power supply in public recreation areas like parks and beaches

Masdar is seeking innovative solutions to:

6. Enhance comfort for its residents outdoors, even in the daytime when the temperature is high. The expected outcome is a cost-effective and self-contained solution utilising passive and/or active heat management technology and design

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