2021 Finalists

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2021 Finalists

The shortlisted finalists of the 2021 SICC Awards, in no particular order are:

Best Technological Collaboration

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) & PBA Robotics
World’s First Smart Letterbox: PostPal by SingPost

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and PBA Robotics collaborated to co-develop and launch PostPal, a next-generation Smart Letterbox. This first-in-the-world technology was conceived to address the challenges in last-mile delivery for mail items through the postal system. 

This Smart Letterbox was designed and built with an automated sorting capability with PBA’s proprietary technology. The solution allows for accurate sortation and storing of mail for individual residences. This greatly minimises mis-deliveries due to human error while significantly reducing the postman’s workload and time spent at the letterboxes.

 

ZF Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. & Gennal Engineering Ltd
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Package

The primary objective of the collaboration was to bid for a project in Taiwan to design, manufacture, deliver and commission a marine hybrid propulsion package integrating components like electrical machine, power electronics, control systems, PTO/ PTI enabled transmissions.

Both companies in Singapore formed an expert team to successfully bid for the project. Thereafter, the product was jointly developed, which included detailed designing that involved deep knowledge transfer from Germany. The completed system, the first of 4 vessels was delivered on time and within the cost budget, clearing all the quality and certification as required by marine classification societies.

 

SMT Technology Pte Ltd & LeanCost International Pte Ltd
SmartCost System & ROI Management

LeanCost and SMT became acquainted through IPI’s introduction who saw in them a potential collaboration match since SMT has the latest model factory for PE Industry 4.0 Smartline while LeanCost has proprietary solutions and expertise to convert all the technical data in Operational software into costs in real-time.

They shared and studied each other’s technologies and integrated LeanCost’s data analytics solution with SMT’s Smartline software real-time operational data to co-develop SmartCost. This innovation addresses a current problem of HM-LV manufacturers by providing real-time product costs and detecting potential cost-savings opportunities at process and machine levels.

 

Tru-Marine Pte Ltd, Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd & Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
TruCare – Predictive Maintenance-as-a-Service for the Marine Sector

This collaboration involves three key players in the public and private sectors to turn a research idea into a business application and disruptive business model driven by digitalization and contributes to the maritime innovation ecosystem.

TruCare is a first-mover Predictive Maintenance-as-a-Service (PdMaaS) initiative for marine turbochargers. It targets to set a new standard for the predictive (vs reactive) maintenance of turbochargers – through the collection of optimized sensory data and key operational parameters, and data transmission from ship-to-shore into a command centre for real-time data analysis using failure models to monitor turbocharger performance, predict failures and recommend maintenance windows.

Most Scalable Collaboration Most Scalable Collaboration

Sunseap Solutions Pte Ltd & Ampotech Pte. Ltd.
Building-Scale Energy Disaggregation for Smart Township Management

The objective is to develop a proprietary analytical algorithm that disaggregates energy consumption data for common facilities in Housing and Development Board buildings based on a single point of data collection in main switchrooms in real-time.

Sunseap Solutions achieved this via a tailored Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) solution based on the use of artificial intelligence while Ampotech supported with customised hardware to log and transmit high volumes of data cost-effectively.

By making sense of otherwise raw aggregated energy data, users such as town councils could optimise the service and maintenance of equipment and make informed decisions to improve efficiency.

 

Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, Bosch Rexroth Pte Ltd & Singapore Polytechnic
Multiplying Smart Solutions

The collaboration supported Singapore’s push towards digitalisation as its manufacturing base has been gearing up to adopt the Industry 4.0 model to enable automation of its processes, so as to enhance efficiency and long-term competitiveness on the global stage. The collaboration focuses on enabling Singapore’s manufacturing ecosystem through skills and knowledge transfer and to drive adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies. Focus is also on application of technology to support Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, especially in the area of smart/connected buildings and the application of intelligent video analytics to solve various problem statements. This is done in collaboration between Singapore Polytechnic, Bosch and Bosch Rexroth.

 

SMT Technology Pte Ltd & LeanCost International Pte Ltd
SmartCost System & ROI Management

LeanCost and SMT became acquainted through IPI’s introduction who saw in them a potential collaboration match since SMT has the latest model factory for PE Industry 4.0 Smartline while LeanCost has proprietary solutions and expertise to convert all the technical data in Operational software into costs in real-time.

They shared and studied each other’s technologies and integrated LeanCost’s data analytics solution with SMT’s Smartline software real-time operational data to co-develop SmartCost. This innovation addresses a current problem of HM-LV manufacturers by providing real-time product costs and detecting potential cost-savings opportunities at process and machine levels.

Most Sustainable Collaboration Most Sustainable Collaboration

Hocklim Engineering Pte Ltd, Housing and Development Board (HDB), Building & Research Institute & Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
GeoBarrier System

The “Enhancement of GeoBarrier System” aims to elevate the design and function of an existing innovative product, known as the GeoBarrier System (GBS), and position for wide scale implementation and commercialisation. Jointly developed and patented by HDB and NTU, the GBS is a novel earth retention and slope stabilisation system that is effective in maintaining slope stability during intense rainfall. The GBS uses recycled aggregates instead of concrete, which sets it apart from traditional earth retaining walls.

 

Sembcorp Solar Singapore & Singapore Polytechnic
Making Solar Energy Truly Sustainable

The collaboration supports long-term growth of solar energy in Singapore through R&D projects and training.

Addressing the global challenge of photovoltaic waste and commercialise Singapore’s first-ever technology for recycling of used solar panels, one of the projects involves the setting up of a pilot scale photovoltaic recycling line to demonstrate commercial viability prior to industry adoption.

The solar PV “Joint Lab” to be developed by Sembcorp Solar and Singapore Polytechnic aims to validate new solar technologies and systems configurations. It will also provide employees from both organisations with a R&D platform to co-develop training programmes, strengthening the solar energy workforce locally.

 

B.T. Sports Pte Ltd & Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Revolutionary Permeable Sports Court

The project is aimed to resolve productivity, safety and sustainability problem-statements. On average, Singapore experiences around 200 days of rain every year and for a few hours after rain, outdoor sports courts are unplayable. There is also a need to invest in water-rollers which are thrown away/incinerated after their wear & tear. The project has enabled almost immediate play after rain with no safety compromise (as rainwater permeates below the play surface, hence no water-log). Water-rollers are no longer required. The proof-of-concept tennis court at Sport SG’s Jurong West Centre is also constructed using environmental-friendly ECOGROUNDTM water-based binder technology from Dow, making it the only tennis court in Singapore with 4 ticks from SGBC’s Green Certificate. This tennis court has also obtained level 3 certification from International Tennis Federation (ITF) – confirming its playability by international standard.

Most Transformational Collaboration Most Transformational Collaboration

AOKpass Pte Ltd & International SOS
ICC AOKpass

AOKpass and International SOS/MedAire are partnered for the development, implementation and distribution of ICC AOKpass digital health certificate and mobile app, which forms part of the entire Workforce Resilience Solution for businesses, organisations and individuals in Singapore and globally. They are also partnered by the International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organisation representing 45 million institutional members in over 100 countries.

 

Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, Bosch Rexroth Pte Ltd & Singapore Polytechnic
Multiplying Smart Solutions

The collaboration supported Singapore’s push towards digitalisation as its manufacturing base has been gearing up to adopt the Industry 4.0 model to enable automation of its processes, so as to enhance efficiency and long-term competitiveness on the global stage. The collaboration focuses on enabling Singapore’s manufacturing ecosystem through skills and knowledge transfer and to drive adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies. Focus is also on application of technology to support Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, especially in the area of smart/connected buildings and the application of intelligent video analytics to solve various problem statements. This is done in collaboration between Singapore Polytechnic, Bosch and Bosch Rexroth.

 

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore & Forsman & Bodenfors
Sweden Singapore (SESG)

As the pandemic hit in April 2020, SwedCham decided to focus on how they could support Singapore in this crisis situation. They linked arms with Swedish creative collective Forsman&Bodenfors and created a very unique local outreach initiative called SESG Sweden Singapore. It was launched in November 2020 and is still running. The message of the initiative is: “In times of crisis, businesses should stand together” and includes 3 projects with the aim to show that with collaboration, they can emerge stronger out of the crisis.