IMDA issues call to boost smart estate development

20 Nov 2018
Daily News

Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has announced a new call to help technology companies build their capabilities in the digital economy, with the aim of accelerating Singapore’s journey in developing smart estates of tomorrow.

As part of the inaugural technology call, IMDA has partnered Ascendas-Singbridge Group (ASB) and JTC to trial innovative urban solutions for smart estates. The $14 million set aside by IMDA will help fund the trials at ASB’s Science Park 1 and 2 and JTC’s LaunchPad @ one-north, Fusionopolis One and LaunchPad @ Jurong Innovation District. In addition to these two partners’ sites, IMDA will progressively on-board additional partners to create more opportunities for technology companies.

IMDA envisions technology powering the hyper-connected smart estates of tomorrow. This connectivity will enable innovative digital services to provide a seamless experience for the community and create new growth opportunities for enterprises. Developers and facility owners can benefit from improvements such as energy efficiency and operational effectiveness, potentially reducing operating costs for buildings and estates.

“We are excited to develop the smart estates of the future. Innovations for a better tomorrow start with a collaborative effort today amongst our technology or solution providers with developers, asset owners and built environment enterprises. Through this inaugural smart estate technology call, we hope to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative urban solutions in sites such as JTC’s Punggol Digital District and subsequently, smart estate projects across the region with partners like ASB,” said Tan Kiat How, Chief Executive, IMDA.

Ascendas-Singbridge Services CEO Jeffrey Chua, CEO added that “enhancing customer service and experience is becoming increasingly important to differentiate ourselves from other real estate developers. With technology as an enabler, we look forward to working with like-minded technology providers to help us enhance customer experience, drive operational excellence, and reinvent our products and services.”

First published in eGov Innovation

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