Novel water technologies needed
Deadline for application:
Thu, 8 Dec. 2016
The Competitive Research Programme (CRP) (Water) is aimed at funding basic / applied R&D projects which possess recognisable potential in developing innovative and novel solutions for water industry.
By 2060, Singapore’s water demand is expected to double from the current 430 million gallons a day (mgd) to approximately 800 mgd. Approximately 70% of this projected demand is expected to be from the non-domestic sector. Based on the current state-ofthe-art water technologies, a significant increase in energy consumption and waste generation can be expected, in addition to increasing challenges faced in ensuring water quality and security, alongside various competing uses for land and water resources.
This Open RFP comprises two tracks focusing on two types of research development, namely, a) Development of novel ideas and b) Translation of research. For the first track on novel ideas, the aim is to solicit novel, breakthrough ideas and technologies in the areas of water and used water, including new research ideas on managing water demand (for example on eliminating water demand for cooling purposes). These novel ideas shall increase water resources, improve water quality and security, and reduce production cost. The submission of fundamental research ideas that are game-changing shall bring the water research in Singapore to a whole new level. For the second track on the translation of research, the aim is to bring current upstream research developments towards demonstration-scale, in order to validate these technologies under real operating conditions, with the visions of implementing or commercializing these technologies within the next 5 years.