Regulatory Sandbox

Regulatory Sandbox for Energy Sector Innovations

EMA offers the Sandbox to support energy innovations in Singapore. Sandboxes create ‘safe spaces’ where participating companies may be granted temporary regulatory waivers to test their innovative solutions.

In 2019, we made some additional enhancements.

  1. Thematic Sandboxes: What this basically means is we will put out challenge statements that we hope you can join us in solving. This is our way of letting you know what our top-of-mind issues are. For ideas unrelated to the challenge statements, you can still submit your proposals to us via the incumbent Generic Sandbox. The challenge statements for Thematic Sandboxes can be found at:
    1.; and
  2. Additional areas of support: You may be familiar that EMA offers R&D Grants to support industry innovation. Grant applicants may now also indicate if Sandboxing relief is necessary. Besides offering Grants and Sandboxing relief in tandem, we are also prepared to share Data for your innovation efforts.
  3. Simplified application form: We have made the application process more convenient for you –

Interested parties may write in to to find out more about this initiative.


       No.  Key Resources

      Framework for a Regulatory Sandbox for the Energy Sector in Singapore - Version 2.0

       2 Media Release of the framework launch in 2017 


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