The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab has opened in Singapore with the goal of driving the development and deployment of smart cities applications. The development lab is led by the real estate group CapitaLand and supported by the government agencies, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore. The lab has been launched with over 30 industry participants, including: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Panasonic, DHL, KONE, Johnson Controls, TPG Telecom, SPTel, MooVita, NavInfo DataTech. SG$10 million (~US$7.3 million) has initially been pledged to drive the development and deployment of smart cities applications locally and abroad.
Enterprise Singapore’s assistant executive officer Eunice Koh said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for sustainable urban solutions that contribute to the building of resilient and safe cities of tomorrow. Through the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, smart tech providers can work on innovative solutions that have the potential to change people’s lives for the better.”
The Lab will focus on six verticals: advanced manufacturing, digital wellness, intelligent estates, smart mobility, sustainability, and urban agriculture.
Located in the 5G-powered Singapore Science Park – a 55-hectares site designed to support tests involving smart cities applications – the lab will provide several features including: access to cloud services on Microsoft Azure and AWS and data sandboxes, proof-of-concept and deployment services including grant application support and testbed site support, and infrastructure support to include outdoor and indoor 5G standalone network coverage as well as GPS base stations.
“This living lab at our Singapore Science Park provides unique opportunities for collaboration and co-innovation with access to an ecosystem of innovators and thinkers, and the community of people working at the park and beyond,” said CapitaLand Group’s senior executive director Manohar Khiatani.