We aim to help them build capabilities, uplift technological offerings and enhance product offerings as Singapore transitions to a low carbon economy. The UGT HTCO has collaborated with the following agencies and organisations: BCA, EMA, HDB, JTC, LTA, NEA, and NUS. Successful collaborations and partnerships include food waste reduction and recycling services provider Westcom Solutions as well as home-grown urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong.
The UGT HTCO coordinates, guides, and directs development of urban and green technologies in A*STAR. Its focus lies in five key areas: decarbonisation, energy efficiency/electrification, infrastructure, sustainability in manufacturing, and waste management. It is supported by A*STAR capabilities in areas such as life cycle assessment, modelling and simulation, and digital technologies.
Through roadmapping workshops and exercises, A*STAR works closely with agencies to help them make better informed decisions in firm-level innovation strategies, or develop deeper technology capabilities.
We have worked with the following agencies on roadmaps in these areas:
- Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) – EDB, EMA, NCCS, NRF
- Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for grid – EMA
- Built Environment (BE) Robotics and Advanced BE Materials – BCA
- Facilities Management Consortium OTR – BCA, IMDA