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About the Jurong Island Innovation Challenge (JIIC)

An initiative by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and JTC, JIIC is calling for startups and SMEs to tackle challenges faced by Jurong Island companies in the areas of energy management, emissions reduction, water management, and waste management.

In line with efforts under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to develop Jurong Island into a sustainable energy and chemicals park, this initiative aims to enable innovators to collaborate, co-develop and pilot novel solutions with Jurong Island companies.

The JIIC is a follow-up to the Jurong Island Circular Economy (JICE) Study that JTC embarked on in 2019 with 51 Jurong Island companies, and with the support of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB), Energy Market Authority (EMA), National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Water Agency (PUB). This involved bringing together some of the biggest industry players on Jurong Island to forge collaborations on the environmental front, and step up resource optimisation efforts towards achieving circularity on the island. Through the study, synergies were identified to reduce resource-use at the system-level, and Jurong Island companies are now stepping forward with their challenge statements to act on some of the opportunities presented.

Announcing the winners of the JIIC 2021

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Opportunities and Support for Innovators

Funding support from ESG for solution development and pilot trials

Opportunity to collaborate, co-develop and pilot novel solutions with Jurong Island companies

Mentorship support and access to ecosystem partners

Exposure and networking opportunities with Jurong Island companies


Enterprise Track

The Enterprise Track calls for startups, SMEs, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and Research Institutes (RIs) to co-develop and testbed innovative solutions with challenge statement owners.

Awardees stand to benefit from the Enterprise
Development Grant (EDG) with up to 80% of the qualifying solution development costs supported.

Eligibility criteria and conditions apply for EDG.

For more information, please click here

Industry Track

The Industry Track calls for startups, SMEs, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and Research Institutes (RIs) to tackle sectoral challenges faced by multiple industry players, and accelerate solution deployment and adoption at scale across the industry.

Awarded solvers stand to benefit from up to S$2 million in co-funding grant support at various stages from prototyping and deployment to adoption.

Up to S$1 million will be allocated to selected
enterprise(s) in solution development projects. The other S$1 million will be allocated to support the industry adoption of co-developed solutions.

This track is featured as part of the National Innovation Challenges. For more information, please click here

Challenge Statements

The JIIC covers four focus areas:

Enhance industrial energy efficiency and recovery of waste heat from plant processes.

Reduce consumption of
freshwater for industrial
use through water recovery and reuse.



JIIC Information

6 September 2021

Meet the

27 September 2021


Challenge Statements Owners​

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