Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development – known as the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab – was launched on Wednesday, October 28, by Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information, S Iswaran.
Initiated by CapitaLand and supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the lab aims to bring together leaders in the smart cities space to co-create and test innovations. These will happen in a live environment at CapitaLand’s 5G-enabled Singapore Science Park.
CapitaLand, together with its industry partners, has committed up to SGD10 million in the Lab as a start. Powered by the latest technologies and 5G connectivity, the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, is set to benefit some 200 companies in Singapore over the next three years.
Currently, the Lab has secured 30 industry players including Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, MooVita, NavInfo DataTech, Schneider Electric, SPTel, TPG Telecom and Vizzio.AI.
They have committed to partnering local firms to co-innovate, test ideas in the lab or pilot trials at the Singapore Science Park, which is also the largest site in Singapore for trials of smart cities solutions.
"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 Manohar Khiatani, Senior Executive Director, CapitaLand Group.
"Our partners can potentially leverage CapitaLand’s significant scale by piloting their projects at our properties in Singapore and overseas. The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab is also part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that CapitaLand remains at the fore-front of technology developments so as to bring innovative and sustainable real estate products and services to our customers.”