EMA rolls out competitive grant calls to catalyse applied research and development (R&D) of innovative technologies and solutions. This aims to address industry-relevant challenges and opportunities in the energy sector that lead to long-term solutions for Singapore's energy challenges.
Power Systems Competitive Research and Test-bedding (CRT) Funding Initiative
Over the past few years, EMA has awarded over $60 million benefiting over 25 companies and 11 Institutes of Higher Learning/Research Institutes under the RIE2015 Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP).
Under RIE2020, EMA will build on the past momentum and focus RD&D efforts in the three areas of power utilities, energy storage and smart grids that will meet Singapore’s energy needs. $46 million has been allocated to launch competitive grant calls and test-beds projects on this front.
EMA-KETEP Joint Grant Call 2019
Singapore and the Republic of Korea have established a collaboration to pursue and promote partnerships in the areas of smart grids and energy technologies. Under this collaboration, EMA and the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) have launched a joint grant call on 15 May 2019 for proposals to develop innovative solutions in energy storage systems or solar photovoltaics.
The call is open to research consortia comprising both Singaporean and Korean companies, institutes of higher learning, public research organisations and agencies. Proposals should be co-led by one Singaporean and one Korean company, and have both Singaporean and Korean components. More information on the EMA-KETEP Joint Grant Call and the application process is available here. All proposals must be submitted by 26 June 2019.
To facilitate the formation of research consortia by interested Singaporean and Korean companies, EMA and KETEP have developed a Partnership Development Information Exchange form for the sharing of contact information and research interests. Completed Partnership Development Information Exchange forms should be submitted through email to EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg by 22 May 2019, and will thereafter be shared with Korean companies that have provided their corresponding information to KETEP.
Past EMA Grant Calls
May 2017, EMA launched the Energy Resilience Grant Call to seek R&D proposals to strengthen the cyber, physical, and market resilience of Singapore's power systems and energy markets, through the use of technologies such as blockchain, data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of
Things. Results of this grant call, and other past EMA grant calls, can be found below.
| Grant Call
|Energy Resilience Grant Call (2017)
||To improve the resilience of Singapore's cyber-physical power systems and energy markets
Forecasting Grant Call (2017)
develop accurate solar
forecasts for power grid
operations in Singapore
|Energy Storage Grant Call (2015)
||To catalyse cost-effective energy storage innovations that can be effectively deployed in Singapore.
|Smart Grid Grant Call II (2014)
||Improving Singapore's grid resilience.
|Gas Technology Grant Call (2014)
||Enhancing the operational readiness and resilience of our gas network and LNG infrastructure.
|Power Generation Grant Call (2013)
||Increase the availability, reliability, and overall efficiency of the power generation sector.
|Smart Grid Grant Call I (2012)
||Improve grid operations through innovative technologies such as energy analytics, storage and control systems.
|Smart Energy Challenge (2009)
||Encourage the development of new technologies and solutions which would strengthen Singapore’s energy competitiveness, efficiency and security.
For more information on grant calls in general, please email EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg.
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