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Environment and Water Industry Programme

Paving the way for water innovation in Singapore

Water is both a key strategic and economic asset in Singapore. With water technology as a key pillar of economic growth, PUB and the Economic Development Board work closely with other government agencies, companies and research institutes to develop Singapore into a thriving global hydrohub.

Steered by a clear focus on innovation, we offer a range of support to companies that comprise of research funding, graduate scholarships and test-bed opportunities for cutting-edge solutions.

Let us help bring your innovations to fruition. Click here to find out more about the R&D initiatives.

In 2016, Singapore’s water industry received a S$200 million funding boost for the next five years under the National Research Foundation’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 Plans. This brings total funding for growing the water industry to S$670 million over 15 years. Read more here


PUB has launched three Request-for-Proposals (RFPs) - RFPs 1801-1803, to develop solutions in water and used water treatment, industrial water and smart technologies under the Competitive Research Program (Water) on 3rd Jan 2018. Up to S$30million from the National Research Foundation (NRF) could be allocated to fund projects under these RFPs. This is in line with efforts to develop water technologies and grow the water industry. 

RFP 1801 targets specific technologies in enhancing energy efficiency of the water and used water treatment process. RFP 1802 aims to enhance water efficiency in industries through water recycling or reducing water consumption. RFP 1803 looks at enhancing operational efficiency by leveraging on smart technologies. 

Applications will close on 13 March 2018, 4pm.  

For press release of this grant call, please click here

For more details on the application procedures and proposal submissions, please visit NRF’s Integrated Grants Management System (IGMS)