How will climate change affect our lives? What if we run out of natural resources? What is the effect of pollution on us and our families? Singapore is a small country with limited natural resources — what can we do to mitigate such challenges?
The Urban and Green Technology Horizontal Technology Programme Office at A*STAR was established to provide technology consultancy and smart, sustainable solutions to public sector agencies and local enterprises. We aim to help them build capabilities, uplift technological offerings and enhance product offerings as Singapore transitions to a low carbon economy. The centre 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.