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Who We Are

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity is a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organisation that funds and supports strategic and impact-driven programmes focusing on championing the sustainability of our global ecosystem and the development of innovative solutions to improve liveability.

The objectives for which the Foundation is established in 2016 are to bring about enduring solutions, systems and capabilities against environmental, biological and other adversities affecting the population to enhance sustained liveability in Singapore and beyond. The Foundation may, either by itself or in collaboration or partnership with appropriate entities, facilitate, host and fund activities and programmes aligned to its objectives.

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"We want to bring about solutions, systems and capabilities that will address the environmental, biological and other adversities that our population faces today, and do so in an enduring and sustained manner. We want to really challenge people to come on a journey with us to share the same objective of making Singapore a much better place to live in, and when solutions are found, we can always share with other cities."

Mr Teo Ming Kian

Chairman, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity


Our Board

Mr Teo Ming Kian

Mr Teo Ming Kian

Chairman

Chairman

Vertex Venture Holdings Limited

Dr Howard Califano

Dr Howard Califano

Director

Director

SMART Innovation Centre

Mr Khoo Teng Chye

Mr Khoo Teng Chye

Director

Executive Director

Centre for Liveable Cities

Mr Tan Cheng Gay

Mr Tan Cheng Gay

Director

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

EnGro Corporation Limited

Mr Rajiv Wahi

Mr Rajiv Wahi

Director

Director

Aris PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd

Mr Zhuang Chenchao

Mr Zhuang Chenchao

Director

Managing Director, Zebra Global Capital

Co-founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, Qunar.com

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Call for Proposals

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity opens its second call for proposals for sustainable, innovative solutions to improve liveability on 1 August 2017. This is part of a regular and open cycle of calls, made twice yearly by the Foundation. The next open call is scheduled to be made in the first half of 2018.

Interested parties, such as individuals or groups, researchers, collaborators, institutions, organisations or companies, are invited to apply for funding for their project in focal areas such as air, biodiversity, chemical safety, energy, food, infectious disease management, land, noise, waste management, water, and weather and climate. In line with the aim of eventual commercialisation, applicants are encouraged to work closely with industry partners who can support the scaling-up and operationalising of their technologies.

Read the press release and download the Foundation's funding criteria, application cover paper and application form for more details. The closing date for submission of proposals is 30 September 2017.

Supported Projects

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity provides funding support of approximately S$6 million for four innovative projects that propose to deliver real and substantial improvements in our liveability conditions. Announced on 11 January 2017, this is the first batch of proposals supported by the Foundation. The four are:

  • Building a Quick Response to Mass Disease Outbreaks Starting With a Therapeutic for the Zika Virus;
  • Bio-based Platforms for Mosquito Vector Control;
  • Air+ Smart Mask and Micro Ventilator for Younger Children; and
  • Test-bedding Airbitat Smart Coolers for Air Filtration Capabilities.

The Foundation seeks to help innovators overcome initial obstacles to reach a stage where they can demonstrate the effectiveness of their ideas for eventual application. Read the press release for more details.

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