Liveability Challenge 2024

Deadline: 9th of February,2024

Applications for the Liveability Challenge 2024 are now open. The Liveability Challenge is back and on the hunt for ground-breaking innovations across the world that enables large-scale decarbonisation, climate adaptation and resilience, as well as efficient and circular food systems.

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

  • Climate Change: They 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. They are also looking for adaptative solutions that strengthen and protect our ecosystems, societies and infrastructures from the effects of climate change. The winner of this track will receive S$1 million in grant funding.
  • Food & Nutrition: They are looking for solutions that create urban, circular food production systems in the space of agriculture, aquaculture and alternative nutrition. They are looking for breakthrough innovations that maximise production efficiency while minimising resource requirements to improve the key nutritions for current and changing demographics. The winner of this track will receive S$1 million in grant funding.


  • Stand a chance of winning more than S$2 million in funding.


TLC welcomes all projects or above Technology Readiness Level (TLR) 6 and has already achieved proof of concept. While teams may be based anywhere in the world, the proposed project must be applicable to Singapore and cities along the tropical belt.

You are eligible if you are:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Not an employee of Temasek Foundation or Eco-Business.
  • Not a close relative or connected otherwise with the organisation or the judging of the competition.

Selection Criteria:

Projects will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Technology Readiness Level 6: Projects must have formulated its technology concept and application, undergone analytical and characteristic proof of concept. Components must be validated in a laboratory and relevant environment.
  • Innovation: The project must propose a solution that is based on a new technology.
  • Impact: The solution must address the problem statement, benefit urban centres in the tropics and be acceptable to stakeholders.
  • Scalability: The solution should be replicated to tropical cities in similar settings.


The Challenge is accepting submissions between November 3, 2023 and February 9, 2024 at 2359h (GMT +8).

Click here to apply

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