An initiative by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and JTC, #JIIC2021 is calling for startups and SMEs to tackle challenges faced by Jurong Island companies in the areas of energy management, emissions reduction, water management, and waste management.
In line with efforts under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to develop Jurong Island into a sustainable energy and chemicals park, this initiative aims to enable innovators to collaborate, co-develop and pilot novel solutions with Jurong Island companies.
The JIIC is a follow-up to the Jurong Island Circular Economy (JICE) Study that JTC embarked on in 2019 with 51 Jurong Island companies, and with the support of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB), Energy Market Authority (EMA), National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Water Agency (PUB). This involved bringing together some of the biggest industry players on Jurong Island to forge collaborations on the environmental front, and step up resource optimisation efforts towards achieving circularity on the island. Through the study, synergies were identified to reduce resource-use at the system-level, and Jurong Island companies are now stepping forward with their challenge statements to act on some of the opportunities presented.