The Manila Times
Back for its fifth year, the Liveability Challenge launched a global call for innovative solutions to accelerate decarbonization, meet increasing demand for food, and conserve the planet’s natural ecosystems.
The Challenge is Asia’s largest sustainability solutions platform with a global reach and a reputation for helping founders and companies whose innovations are disrupting industries to create a significant positive impact for both society and planet.
The three themes unveiled this year are Decarbonization, Food & Agritechnology, and Nature-based Solutions. Decarbonization refers to innovations that could capture or utilize carbon to create scalable products or revolutionize the hydrogen industry. Novel solutions in Food & Agritech should be able to address the global food demand, while maintaining a low carbon footprint. Nature-based solutions pertain to pioneering business models that conserve and restore the natural ecosystems or those that address gaps in the carbon credit market.
Winners will vie for the grand prize of up to S$1 million from Temasek Foundation, and other opportunities such as a minimum of $100,000 in funding each from Amasia, Quest Ventures, and Silverstrand Capital.