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Join The Liveability Challenge 2020!

Temasek Foundation presents a global call for innovative solutions to challenges facing tropical cities in the 21st century - The Liveability Challenge 2020, in partnership with Ecosperity Week. Launched on 14 January 2020 and closing on 17 April 2020, the third Challenge is accepting submissions on the most innovative and ground-breaking solutions in urban food production, circular packaging and decarbonisation.

The Liveability Challenge 2020 is supported by a host of partners from the liveability and sustainability ecosystem, including strategic partners Global Green Connect and Vertech Capital, and is convened by Closed Loop Partners and organised by Eco-Business.

More information on The Liveability Challenge 2020, including submission details, is available on its website. Submit your proposal now!

Project Spotlight

Who We Are?

Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.

Collectively, our programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange and regional capabilities, and advance science and nature

Together, Temasek Foundation Cares, Temasek Foundation Connects, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, Temasek Foundation Innovates, Temasek Foundation International and Temasek Foundation Nurtures, are Temasek Foundation, to reflect our common purpose of doing good, uplifting lives and advancing communities in Singapore and beyond. For more details, visit Temasek Foundation.

Learn more about the projects supported by the Foundation here!

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


Vertex Venture Holdings Limited

Dr Howard Califano


SMART Innovation Centre

Mrs Trina Loh


Former Group Managing Director GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Ms Janet Sarah Neo


Former Global Strategy Head
Global Green Growth Institute

Mr Tan Cheng Gay


Chariman and Chief Executive Officer
EnGro Corporation Limited

Mr Rajiv Wahi


Aris PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd

Mr Zhuang Chenchao


Managing Director, Zebra Global Capital
Co-Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer,

Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals

Temasek Foundation opens its seventh call for proposals for sustainable, innovative solutions to improve liveability on 31 January 2020. 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 second half of 2020.

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, energy, food, infectious disease management, land, noise, waste management, water, and weather and climate. Learn more about projects the Foundation has provided support here!

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 application cover paper for more information. To apply, please fill in and submit the application form. The closing date for submission of proposals for this call is 31 March 2020.

Innovators can also submit their proposal when it is ready throughout the year, and do not need to wait for the next open call cycle.




Annual Reports


Advancing Liveability and Sustainability Together

"We ought to change our mindset and shape a future of ecologically sustainable prosperity, or "Ecosperity". Technology and innovation hold the key to realising this vision of Ecosperity."

Mr Teo Ming Kian
Chairmain, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Download the Annual Report FY 2018/19, and the Directors' statement, independent auditor's report and financial statements.


Developing Sustainable Solutions

"We first focus our mission to enhance the liveability of Singapore and other cities. And to do it in an enduring and sustainable way."

Mr Teo Ming Kian
Chairmain, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Download the Annual Report FY 2017/18, and the Directors' statement, independent auditor's report and financial statements.

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