Temasek Foundation Livability Challenge (Up to $1 million) 2024 for Course

  •  Course
  •  09-Feb-2024
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. The Challenge is Asia’s biggest prize for sustainability solutions and a key highlight in Singapore’s sustainability events calendar.

With five editions successfully concluded, Eco-Business will come together with Temasek Foundation and its vast ecosystem of partners to deliver the seventh edition in 2024 to accelerate urban transformation and deliver a significant impact.

The seventh edition of The Liveability Challenge features two main themes:


We are looking for disruptive innovations that can capture and utilise carbon at scale to create products for the global market and innovations that  generate cost-effective renewable energy. We are also  looking for adaptative solutions that strengthen and protect our ecosystems, societies and infrastructures from the effects of climate change.


We are looking for solutions that create urban, circular food production systems in the space of agriculture, aquaculture and alternative nutrition. We are looking for breakthrough innovations that maximise production efficiency while minimising resource requirements to improve the key nutritions for current and changing demographics.

Eligibility Criteria

Climate challenge

They are looking for solutions that:

  • Effectively capture, and convert carbon emissions into useful products (e.g. building materials, reclamation sand or synthetic fuels)?
  • Generate cost-effective energy from renewable sources (e.g. hydrogen, wind and tidal energy)?
  • Significantly reduce the carbon emissions produced by industries and buildings (e.g. cooling systems)?
  • Drastically reduce the negative impact of climate change (e.g. mitigating extreme heat, urban heat island effect)?
  • Builds climate-resilient communities for at-risk groups (e.g. mangrove restoration along coastal communities to combat sea-level rise) through sustainable and replicable business models

Other considerations. Solutions should:

  • Be carbon negative in the overall lifecycle and have zero/minimal externalities?
  • Be technology-based (e.g. physical, chemical); or nature-based solutions (e.g. community models)?
  • Be commercially viable and scalable?
  • Conduct the pilot in Singapore (for technology-based solutions) or within Southeast Asia (for nature-based solutions)

Food & nutrition challenge

They are looking for solutions that:

  • Deliver breakthroughs in maximising production yield while minimising resource requirements and waste outputs (e.g. lower energy consumption, minimal carbon emissions), in at least one or a combination of these areas critical for food resilience: agriculture, aquaculture and alternative nutrition?
  • Deliver breakthroughs in extending the shelf life of perishable food, without compromise on food safety?
  • Produce foods with improved quality of essential nutrients without compromise on taste and texture

Offered Benefits

  • The winner for climate change challenge will receive S$1 million in grant funding.
  • The winner for food & nutrition challenge will receive S$1 million in grant funding.

Application Process

Go to Temasek Foundation on to apply
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