Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge Round 2 2021

Develop sustainable solutions to restore and protect our environment


Join the SOIC 2021 – Round 2 today to bring us a sustainable future for the generations to come!
Following the successes of the past two Sustainability Open Innovation Challenges (SOICs), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) is once again collaborating with key industry partners to launch its third edition with challenge statements in major sustainability areas. This year’s edition of the SOIC consists of 2 separate rounds, each with different challenge owners and challenge statements. Although participation for round 1 is now closed, ESG and partners are inviting startups to join round 2 of the innovation challenge.

With ever-increasing global average temperatures, diminishing natural resources, growing waste, and rising greenhouse gas emissions, there is an urgent need to develop and implement sustainable solutions to restore and protect our environment.

As the recovery of our ecosystems is both a complex and multi-faceted challenge, collaboration is key to innovating towards a more sustainable future. Round 2 of this year’s edition is bringing onboard new partners such as Sentosa Development Corporation, L’Oréal, JBM Group, P&G, Volkswagen, Lagardère, dnata, Grab, Wee Hur Holdings and LHN Energy Resources.

We are looking for startups that can provide solutions for the following areas:


  • Green buildings
  • Sustainable materials/packaging
  • Waste management
  • Zero-Waste supply chain


  • Low carbon alternatives
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable transport

Participants of the challenge can stand a chance to access the following prizes:

Shortlisted and Finalist Companies

  • Access to co-innovation opportunities with corporates and/or government agencies and connect with their experts and resources.
  • Leverage mentorship & industry network from corporate partners and sector experts


Winning Companies

  • Winning companies that meet the eligibility criteria of the grant applications may also be provided with funding support to develop their solutions, access testbedding sites, paid trials and pilot opportunities. *Subjected to eligibility criteria

(Please refer to more information on the platform). 

Applications open until 24 January 2022.

Join the SOIC 2021 – Round 2 rightnow.


January 24, 2022
Program dates Nov 8, 2021 - Jan 24, 2022
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