The Liveability Challenge 2019

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Singapore

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Submissions deadline extended to 12th April. 

The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative and ground breaking solutions to challenges that cities in the tropics face in the 21st Century. 12 years is all the time humanity has left to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. To avoid a global climate crisis, the world must slash emissions by a massive 45% before 2030. 

It’s not time to give up. 

We believe in human ingenuity in the face of adversity. That is why from 10 January to 5 April this year, The Liveability Challenge is reaching out to innovators, start-ups and anyone from anywhere in the world with a ground-breaking solution for cities in the tropics, where climate change will hit the hardest. 

We want your solutions to speed up transformation in energy and the circular economy; we want you to help us unearth sustainable solutions for liveable cities.

Energy

Renewable energy has never been cheaper, yet 2018 will be a record year for carbon emissions, underscoring the urgency of scaling up technology and business models for a low-carbon revolution in the energy sector to stop climate change.

The Liveability Challenge is looking for solutions that will enable cities in the tropics, such as Singapore, to drastically reduce the carbon emissions produced by a city’s energy and electricity consumption.

This could include solutions for:

  • Compact energy storage for dense city centres
  • Decentralised, renewable, and zero-carbon electricity generation
  • More efficient materials for use in renewable energy generation
  • Technology to improve energy efficiency 

Circular Economy

Production and consumption under the ‘take-make-waste’ model of the modern economy rely heavily on virgin natural resources extracted from the Earth, giving rise to pollution and enormous amounts of waste.

Entries under this track of The Liveability Challenge must be able to create high economic or social value out of existing waste streams or demonstrate full circularity.

This could include solutions for:

  • New materials made from renewable sources
  • Sharing economy or new business models that promote modularity, repairability and product lifespan extension
  • Closed-loop business models/technologies that manage and minimise waste

Finalists in The Liveability Challenge 2019 could secure one of five prizes:
• Up to S$1 million in funding
• An opportunity to run a prestigious fundraising campaign of up to S$500,000 on FundedHere
• A mentorship opportunity provided by Circular Economy Club
• A spot in GoMassive’s incubator programme
• A mentorship opportunity with GoImpact

Secure up to S$1 million in funding and other opportunities by 13 April 2019, 12MN (GMT+8, Singapore time) here.

 

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