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AREAS OF INTEREST

The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab works across government agencies and companies to bring Innovators and Enterprises one step closer to find and co-create solutions. Through a systematic process of understanding their needs, we scout and curate promising technology solutions to solve open innovation challenges. Contact us at innovationcatalyst@smartlab.expert to discover, develop, demonstrate and deploy with us in these fields:

Advanced Manufacturing

Industry 4.0/Advanced Manufacturing explores solutions in high-mix-low-volume processes to optimize productivity.  In the overall process planning and management in a warehouse, robots work alongside workforce for tasks shaped by seasonal requirements and influence workflow and workspace designs while maintaining IT and Operational Technology security.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing offers new approaches to ways we work with data, and it enhances objectivity in our understanding of the environment – so much so that data is now known as the new oil that will drive solutions to address smart city challenges.

Healthcare

Healthcare focuses on enhancing operations in medical facilities, assisting patients’ recovery, and augmenting services by medical staff and caregiver. With the ageing demographics, and potentially a limited human resource; rising healthcare costs; and new diseases to battle, technologies need to come to the fore to address them all.

Intelligent Estate

Intelligent Estate covers the entire value chain of built environment from digital technologies in design and planning; to construction management; to operations, maintenance, and customer experience, etc. And it can span a single building, to a precinct and even a city. The end outcomes are intelligent buildings that are more energy efficient, higher operational productivity, and deliver best-in-class customer experience.

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility goes beyond AV and EV to C-V2X that addresses safety for Vulnerable Road Users (VRU), fleet management for logistics operations, and, in controlling traffic junctions in a smart city, ease the movement of emergency vehicles. There would be implications on adjacent industries like insurance.

Smart Wellness

Smart Wellness leverages on technologies to keep the population mentally and physically well by addressing Indoor Air Quality at work, home, and at where we play. Making available physiological data that promote wellness and informed choice in lifestyles could perhaps be the apple we have been looking for.

Sustainability

Sustainability prioritises discovery, adoption, proliferation of technologies in energy efficiency, water conservation and waste treatment/processing. We would take a data-driven approach.

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture explores solutions to support food and nutrition needs of urban populations through technologies and reference models for indoor and outdoor farming in an urban setting, as well as alternative proteins. These can be further expanded upstream and downstream to cover seed technologies, and integration into retail and distribution.

Urban Logistics

Urban Logistics deals with optimizing complex last-mile deliveries, the behind-the-scenes of e-commerce, or the congestions at shopping mall loading-and-unloading bays, etc.

5G & LoRaWAN:

Sub-6 5G and 5G mmWave, LoRaWAN, etc. are enabling technologies. We are interested to explore new applications to support the above 9 industry verticals:

  1. Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) for smart mobility in AVs, EVs and ICE vehicles
  2. Outdoor robotic solutions for last-mile delivery and cleaning
  3. Solutions to accelerate indoor 5G adoption
  4. Robot-elevator-door-gantry mobility-accessibility-productivity integration
  5. LoRaWAN IoT devices

Hyundai Motor Group and Lions Befrienders, in partnership with the Lab, intend to work with global partners in an ecosystem to drive holistic, end-to-end accessibility and mobility solutions for those affected, and other stakeholders alike

This project involves the following stages :

  1. Identifying accessibility and mobility challenges in transportation and infrastructures that respective innovators submit along with their solutions
  2. Reviewing CFI proposals by innovators with the potential of teaming up with one another to provide holistic, end-to-end solutions

Co-innovation Challenges

Events

October 1, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we invited our Lab members for a Get Together session on 22 Nov 2022 and shared about our key activities and milestones. Aylwin Tan, director of the Lab, highlighted the outcomes that the Lab wants to achieve: 1) to help our partners to access emerging opportunities and achieve sustainability goals; 2) a reference lab to showcase future office space.

August 31, 2022

The fireside chat explored challenges in the 2 communities amongst us – elderly and disabled – and ways to leverage technologies – robotics and mobility – to benefit one another in environments that we work, live-play, learn in – HDB and other Built Environment.

October 1, 2022

Over 50 individuals representing 30 organizations (hospitals, healthcare, logistics, facility management, research institutes, government entities, hospitality, social service agencies) observed the robotic pilot trials held at the Galen on 1 Oct 2022.

August 25, 2022

As part of the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab's involvement in the East Coast Vibrant initiative, we are pleased to support Huawei Singapore Tech4City competition and inspiring the participants and guests in smart city technologies.

July 27, 2022

Pak Jeffry, CEO of Atalian Global Services Indonesia, opened the session by sharing innovation in the cleaning industry to optimize operation of buildings/equipments and to improve well-being of users.

June 17, 2022

Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab @ East Coast brought Mastercard and Changi Simei Citizens’ Consultative Committee together to bring Mastercard’s signature Girls4TechTM program to the East on 17 June 2022.

June 29, 2022

In this session, we have invited Mondelez, Changi General Hospital (CGH), The GOOD Meat, Asia Sustainable Foods Platform (ASF) to join us in the fireside chat on Creating and Producing Future Food.

June 1, 2022

CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI)-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab (Lab), Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart city solutions development, partnered with SSIA to bring together network of companies

May 28, 2022

CLI collaboration with CGH and @konecorporation to accelerate the take-up of robotics in multi-storey buildings through testbeds. The MOU signing was witnessed by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister @HengSweeKeat in the presence of VIPs and guests

May 25, 2022

In this session, we have invited British Standards Institution (BSI), Accredify and Denso International to join us in a fireside chat on the topic of Digital Credentials in the built environment.

Mar 30, 2022

We are honoured to invite Mr Sean Low, Business Development Manager (ASEAN) of
Unity Technologies and Mr Eric Liu, CTO of Virspatial Technologies to join us in a
fireside chat on the topic of Digital Twins and Metaverse.

Feb 23, 2022

We had an insightful fireside chat with Dr Aras Ajit (Executive VP at Sharp Singapore Electronics Corporation), Mr Pichaya Limpivest (Regional Sales Manager, Intel Network and Edge Group Sales, Asia-Pacific & Japan), Mr Allan Hia (Senior Director from WPG (South Asia)) and Mr Tony George (Founder at Display Science).

Nov 24, 2021

Collaboration Signing Ceremony between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab (the “Lab”) to develop cloud-based solutions to uncover challenges and innovate on solutions in nine areas: advanced manufacturing, cloud computing, healthcare, intelligent estates, smart mobility, smart wellness, sustainability, urban agriculture, and urban logistics.

Nov 18, 2021

Technology has created a unique opportunity to place seniors at the centre of their health, enable ageing in place, and shift toward preventative models of care. To meet the challenges of a “super- aged” society, we must achieve alignment of health system-level strategies with digital infrastructure and tools to improve the lives of seniors.

Oct 30, 2021

Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab @ East Coast led by CapitaLand Investment was launched on 30 October 2021 by Grassroots Adviser to East Coast Group Representation Constituency Jessica Tan. The community initiative under East Coast Vibrant Plan will contribute to creating jobs and developing new growth industries to set up in the area.

Aug 11, 2021

We aim to bring like-minded people together to share domain knowledge and brainstorm around Smart City co-innovation solutions. This month's sessions focused on introducing new changes within the lab, as well as upcoming innovation challenges.

May 25, 2021

Smart Urban Co-innovation Lab and Helsinki Business Hub are joining forces to organize a webinar introducing the Finnish innovation and business environment. Smart Urban Co-innovation Lab has also invited IMDA to share more on the grants available to support Singapore companies in their expansion into overseas markets.

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