Sembcorp partners EDB to launch the first industrial living lab in Singapore

| Urban Solutions & Sustainability

Sembcorp Industries and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) launched Singapore’s first industrial ‘living laboratory’. As a living lab, Sembcorp will grant technology providers access into its proprietary wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy facilities on Jurong Island for late-stage test-bedding and co-innovation in areas such as smart water systems and carbon capture.

Sembcorp's industrial wastewater treatment plant on Jurong Island, which will be open to technology providers for late-stage test-bedding. It is capable of treating multiple streams of complex, high-concentration industrial wastewater.

 

Photo Credit: Sembcorp Industries

This will see Sembcorp and EDB jointly investing up to a total of S$8 million to support the commercialisation of R&D projects from the pilot-testing stage to market-ready levels. If the new technologies are proven successful in actual industrial settings , they have the potential to be deployed in Sembcorp’s global operations. This gives smaller players that do not own any infrastructure the chance to scale up their technologies and develop a highly-prized track record.

Press Release
- 18 September 2015

Sembcorp partners EDB to launch the first industrial living lab in Singapore