Singapore’s energy sector is being disrupted, driven by technological advancements and climate change. Declining costs of solar and energy storage systems have also spurred investments in clean energy, altering the way we generate, distribute and use energy. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has been partnering industry players, institutions or higher learning and research institutes to build sustainable energy solutions and capabilities that meet Singapore’s national and economic needs.


New Opportunities

EMA-PSA Joint Grant Call

EMA and PSA Singapore (PSA) launched a Joint Grant Call on 22 May 2019 for proposals in smart grid and energy storage to reduce overall energy usage, costs and carbon footprint. Industry players and the research community can co-develop and use PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal as a living lab to test-bed potential solutions, while tapping on PSA’s global networks for access to international markets.

This grant call is open to research consortia comprising Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Research Institutes (RIs), public sector agencies, not-for-profit organisation and private sector companies. To encourage stronger partnership with Singapore’s research community, consortia comprising multiple IHLs and RIs are strongly encouraged. More information on the Joint Grant Call and application process is available here. All proposals must be submitted by 17 Jul 2019.


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.


EMA-Shell Partnership

EMA and Shell Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during Energy Innovation 2019 to formalise a partnership to nurture local start-ups in the energy sector and help them build capacity in areas such as renewable energy, distributed power generation, and energy storage systems. EMA and Shell will jointly provide support through the Shell IdeaRefinery, a entrepreneurial development programme, to incubate promising local start-ups, and help translate their solutions to meet market needs. Participating start-ups could also have the opportunity to work alongside Shell and EMA to develop and test-bed their solutions. Application details for the initiatives will be released at a later date. For more information, please click here.


For more information, e-mail EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg
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