The Liveability Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Ballroom L + K, 5th Floor
9am – 1pm

This 11 July, six teams will take the stage at The Liveability Challenge Finale and pitch their innovative solutions to make Singapore a more liveable city in an exciting showdown to secure up to S$1 million in funding for the development of their projects.

In an exciting event held on the sidelines of the World Cities Summit and CleanEnviro Singapore Summit at Marina Bay Sands, finalists will face down five of Singapore’s sharpest and most sought-after investors. They will attempt to convince the judges that their innovations will not only change the face of the city but are also a rare – and profitable – business opportunity.

Some of these solutions include biodegradable foodware, a vacuum-based solution for outdoor cooling, and a reverse vending machine that pays for waste in cryptocurrency. Hosting the event will be TV host and actor Jason Godfrey and Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam.

The finalists are:

Following a successful two-month global call for innovative, ground-breaking solutions in waste management and cooling, over 200 applications from 34 countries around the world were filed and the six most promising ones selected.

RWDC Industries emerged the winner of $980,000 in The Liveability Challenge 2018 with biodegradable straws.  RWDC Industries overcame five other finalists at the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge to walk away with $980,000 to jumpstart its proposal to replace single-use plastic straws with drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer.

The judges are:

Elim Chew, Founder, FastFast & 77th Street
Vinnie Lauria, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Brandon Courban, Executive Director, Olympus Capital Asia
Assaad Razzouk, Group Chief Executive, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Lim Hock Chuan, Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Can we turn Asia’s urban sweatboxes into liveable cities?

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