Temasek Polytechnic (“TP”), together with the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (“EMAS”), and industry players LS 2 Holdings Limited (“LS2”), Republic Power Pte Ltd (“Republic Power”), Cleantools Pte Ltd (“Cleantools”), Karcher Singapore Pte Ltd (“Karcher”), and Nilfisk Pte Ltd (“Nilfisk”) joined hands today to launch Singapore’s first Enviro Tech Innovation Hub (“ETIH@TP”).
This Innovation Hub will serve as a pioneering “Living Laboratory” dedicated to the advancement of sustainable environmental cleaning and integrated facilities management. The first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the hub will serve as a platform for developing capabilities, cocreation and test-bedding of innovative solutions in the cleaning industry. ETIH@TP will be housed within TP and will operate under the joint coordination of TP, EMAS, and LS 2, in collaboration with a consortium of enviro tech partners including Republic Power, Cleantools, Karcher and Nilfisk, with the support of the National Environment Agency (NEA).
The seven organisations jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the CESG Catalyst 2023 event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The MOU signing was witnessed by Mr Ng Chun Pin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Planning, Corporate and Technology) of NEA and Mr Aw Tuan Kee, Deputy Principal of Temasek Polytechnic.
The ETIH@TP will officially open its door at the end of 2023 and will be accessible to all environmental cleaning industry partners in a bid to support transformation in the Environmental Services (ES) industry. ETIH@TP will also promote training and skills development through joint CET courses. [Refer to Annex for more information on ETIH@TP.]
Mr Song Kwok Yuen, Director, School of Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic said, “Temasek Polytechnic is committed to support the transformation of the environment industry. ETIH@TP will curate and offer customised workforce upskilling courses and programmes that are validated collectively by government agencies, IHLs and trade associations to meet targeted training needs in the environmental services industry. We hope to grow awareness and upskill workers to adopt new technologies such as robotics and automation, IoT and data analytics in environmental services. We will also develop training programs to support those in new job roles such as, integrated facility specialists, sustainability specialists.”
Mr Tony Chooi, EMAS President said, “Through consultation and joint effort with the National Environment Agency, TP and EMAS together with enviro tech consortium partners (such as LS2, Republic Power, Cleantools, Karcher, Nilfisk, etc.), the Hub will plan and carry out initiatives for workforce upskilling, talent development and test-bedding of new solutions. EMAS and enviro tech consortium partners will also provide consultancy on outcome-based contracting to help address the issues of manpower constraints and to boost efficiency and productivity in the fast-changing environmental cleaning landscape.”
Mr. Alvin Ong, CEO of LS 2 said, “Reinventing our operational models and refreshing our skillsets is critical in today’s world where technology (such as robotics and AI) will push us to rethink and rebuild our business operating models in order to stay agile and competitive. With the ETIH@TP, we are able to support and expedite the skills and capabilities transformation of environmental cleaning industry players and help them to undergo the relevant digital transition to manage ongoing challenges whilst enabling them to take on fresh opportunities, not just in Singapore but also in global markets. We are therefore seeking like-minded practitioners to join ETIH@TP to grow and contribute to the development of tech solutions, innovations and robotics for the environmental cleaning industry.”
The launch of ETIH@TP align with the goals of the Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map (ES ITM 2025), which aims to enhance ongoing industry transformation initiatives by fostering the development of technology-driven companies and exploring emerging areas of growth in environmental sustainability. For more information on ES ITM 2025, visit https://www.nea.gov.sg/industry-transformation-map/environmental-services-industrytransformation-map.
Source of this article by LS2 Holdings Limited, refer to this article: 230607_Media_Release__Launch_Enviro_Tech_Innovation_Hub_at_TP