The Liveability Challenge

GoMassive Earth Network is a Strategic Partner to The Liveability Challenge.

The Liveability Challenge aims to close the financing gap between the ideas that will make our cities better and the investments that will make these solutions a reality. Launched in 2018, The LiveabilityChallenge is a global call for viable, ground-breaking solutions to some of the greatest problems facing cities in the tropics in the 21st century. Each submission stands the chance to secure funding or other exclusive opportunities to help innovators develop and scale up their solutions.

The Liveability Challenge is presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and organized by Eco-Business.

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity is a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organization established in 2016 that seeks to marshal ideas and innovations to address environmental, biological and other adversities that endanger people and the sustainability of our planet. The Foundation funds translational research to help researchers produce operational prototypes which can then be developed further into commercial products.

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity is a member of the Temasek Family of Foundations, which was established by Temasek to better serve the evolving needs of the wider community, reinforcing its approach to sustainable giving.

Eco-Business is the leading digital media company serving Asia Pacific’s clean technology, smart cities, responsible business, and sustainable development community. Its platforms and services include the award-winning Eco-Business.com site, custom publications, market research and whitepapers, multimedia production, consultancy, training, and high-impact bespoke events catered to deepen discussions on sustainability.

TLC 2019

The theme for the TLC 2019 edition is:

Energy

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 centers
  • Decentralized, renewable, and zero-carbon electricity generation
  • More efficient materials for use in renewable energy generation
  • Technology to improve energy efficiency
  • Entries will be judged for impact, feasibility, and innovativeness.

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 minimize waste
  • Entries will be judged for impact, feasibility, and innovativeness.

For more information visit The Liveability Challenge.