The Liveability Challenge 2023 doubles prize money to S$2 million to spur the development of more game-changing projects

The Liveability Challenge 2023 doubles prize money to S$2 million to spur the development of more game-changing projects

The 2023 edition of The Liveability Challenge (TLC), a global crowdsourcing platform that accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to combat urban challenges in cities, was launched today at the Cities: Possibilities forum.

Presented by Temasek Foundation, the sixth TLC will see a doubling of the total prize money to S$2 million, so that more game-changing projects can be supported to create a significant positive impact on society and the planet. 

Cities account for over 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, making them key contributors to climate change and also the lynchpins for climate action. Their transformation, through practical policies and solutions, is crucial to the effective implementation of headline pledges made by countries at the Glasgow Climate Pact last year.  

Held in the week before COP27, the global climate change meeting hosted by Egypt this year, the Cities: Possibilities forum is a flagship event organised by Eco-Business. Themed “COP27: The road to implementation”, it brought together key decision makers from the Asia-Pacific region to share their insights on how cities can implement their net-zero pledges.  

At the event, Temasek Foundation shared that the 2023 TLC will feature two tracks to seek innovative solutions from around the world — Climate Change and Food & Nutrition. A grand prize of S$1 million will be awarded to the winner in each track. 

Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Head of Programme at Temasek Foundation said, “As a platform for the sustainability ecosystem, The Liveability Challenge has been helping innovators grow their ideas and capture opportunities for their businesses as well as for the planet. With the doubling of the prize money and the support of key partners like the Singapore Food Agency, we hope that we will be able to support more such innovations and accelerate the development of solutions, and through them, secure a better future for our people and planet.” 

The Liveability Challenge is looking for disruptive innovations that can establish a circular urban agriculture or aquaculture system, or alternative protein system.  We are seeking innovative and breakthrough technological solutions to maximise production efficiency and minimise resource requirements.

The Food & Nutrition track, known as the Food Grand Challenge, is co-presented by the Singapore Food Agency, and seeks innovations that enable a circular urban agriculture or aquaculture system, as well as alternative protein industries. 

Download the TLC 2023 media fact sheet here

About Temasek Foundation  

Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come. Collectively, Temasek Foundation’s programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange and regional capabilities, advance science, and protect the planet. For more information, visit

Established in 2009, Eco-Business is an independent media and business intelligence company dedicated to sustainable development and ESG performance. It publishes high quality, trusted news and views in multimedia formats on business and policy developments around the world with a sustainability and ESG-focused lens. Eco-Business provides research and consulting on a wide range of issues which create strategic value for our partners and clients. It owns and creates thought-leadership platforms which inform policymaking, improve business practices and foster collaboration among different sectors. Eco-Business is headquartered in Singapore, with a presence in China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and correspondents in major cities across the world. Visit us at

About Cities: Possibilities  

Cities: Possibilities is a premiere sustainable cities event organised by Eco-Business that convenes high-level decision makers from the building, finance, and infrastructure sectors, policymakers, academics and civil society to discuss the latest developments in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 11 – creating sustainable cities and communities.​ 

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