The finale of the 2023 edition of The Liveability Challenge (TLC) will be taking place in Singapore on June 8, 2023, and registrations for the event are now open.
The event will take place in Singapore’s most iconic hotel, the Marina Bay Sands, but will also be broadcast live, so participants can watch it online.
Launched back in 2018, The Liveability Challenge was dedicated to helping solve the challenges of rapid urbanization in Asia, including the decarbonization of major cities and economies.
Capitals like Bangkok and Jakarta are already feeling the effects of climate change, as is Bangladesh, which just recently suffered the worst flood in the last century.
Rising temperatures coupled with a growing population that is increasingly concentrated in cities are bound to result in constraints on land, energy, food and water.
Hence, the need to establish a sustainable, circular, net-zero food system is on the agenda and the TLC event offers a platform for companies from around the world to demonstrate their climate solutions and the chance to win up to S$2.5 million (~$1.8 million) funding.
This year, the competition attracted over 600 entries from 82 countries, which are now down to only 8 finalists.
The companies that made it to the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2023 include Seabound (UK), Carbix Corporation (US), Susteon (US), Seaforestation.Co (Philippines) and Nika.eco (Singapore) in the climate change category and Proteomax (Singapore), TeOra (Singapore) and Plantae Bioscience (Israel) in the food and nutrition category.
Each category winner will be awarded a grand prize of up to S$1 million (~$739,000).