|Challenge Title:||Encouraging Circular Economy Within Ecosystem Partners and Customers|
|Challenge Owner:||Singtel Futures Maker|
|Challenge Award:||SGD 20,000 of prize money for each winner|
|Other Awards:||Selected Finalists will enter the Singtel Future Makers Programme where problem solvers would have access to: Strategic Partnerships with Singtel business units Opportunity to co-create solutions that would enhance business and social impact Capacity Building – A curated programme including workshops, mentoring and coaching sessions to improve business modelNetworking & Regional Opportunities – Access to community partners, business leaders and potential investors in Singapore and the region. Selected finalists would also stand a chance to advance into the Singtel Group Future Markers regional programme with Optus (Australia), Globe (Philippines), Telkomsel (Indonesia) and AIS (Thailand)|
|Theme / Sector:||Digitalization of industry|
|Challenge Blurb:||Singtel Future Makers is a 4-month capacity building and accelerator programme focusing on social innovation. Singtel believes that digital innovation can be the key to unlock and increase the strategic outcomes for the business and the community. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, various business units in Singtel have identified possible opportunities where we can work with social impact technology solvers to co-create socially sustainable solutions. In 2019, Singapore passed a new zero-waste law and Resource Sustainability Bill focusing on waste-reducing measures for electronic waste (“e-waste”), food waste and packaging waste, with a shift from a voluntary to mandatory approach. As Asia’s leading communications group, Singtel is committed to understanding, managing and minimising our environmental impact across our value chain, including our business operations, suppliers and customers. This includes waste reduction through our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible. Currently, Singtel spearheaded the collaboration with SingPost to provide recycling facilities at our retail outlets for consumers to dispose of their end of-life products and accessories easily. However, more could be done to engage our business operations, suppliers and customers to reduce waste. Singtel hopes to create new disruptive digital solutions for their business partners and consumers to be part of a circular economy, where reusing, redistributing or reducing of waste is seamless without compromising on customer service and expectations.|
How can we leverage on digital
technologies to further encourage participation in circular economy by our
business partners and customers?
What We Are Looking For A Proof-of-Concept (POC) solution that enables Singtel, their business partners and customers to reduce negative environmental footprint. The solution can: Target different stakeholders in Singtel ecosystem, including customers, retail partners, and other business partners. Encourage more participation in waste reduction through the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) Improve packaging or supply logistic chain patterns and techniques for an environmentally friendly circular system These can be innovations in e.g. packaging, technology, labelling and education to drive the agenda forward of establishing best practices for 3Rs. There are no restrictions on the geographic location of the problem solvers who may choose to apply to this challenge. However, the POC needs to be demonstrated in Singapore.
|Open for Submissions:||1 April 2020|
|Deadline for Submissions:||5 June 2020, 1600 hours (SGT/GMT +8)|
|Who Can Apply:||Open to international participants|
|Registration Details:||Submit online at: https://www.openinnovation.sg/challenges/encouraging-circular-economy-within-ecosystem-partners-and-customers|
For application assistance: Please contact Quercus Group