Jun 21, 2017 14:53

Sharing insights on smart and sustainable innovations for a global market

Tan Szue Hann, Head, Sustainability (in grey jacket) at the Singapore-Denmark Smart City Roundtable Dialogue, sharing his expertise on the principles of taking smart and sustainable models to cities overseas

Surbana Jurong (SJ) recently showcased its thought leadership at the Singapore-Denmark Smart City Roundtable Dialogue held in Singapore. Tan Szue Hann, Head, Sustainability was invited by the Royal Danish Embassy to be on the panel for the forum, to share his thoughts on smart and sustainable business models for cities overseas.

The roundtable was in conjunction with the launch of a new partnership between Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) and Danish consortium Smart City World Labs (SCWL) to spur green innovation to improve the sustainability and liveability of citiesThis partnership will see Singapore become a test bed for various green technologies, ranging from water and energy-saving innovations to green building systems and electric vehicles. Through SCWL, Singapore’s small and medium enterprises will benefit by gaining access to Danish and global markets that are ready to pay for these innovations while they are in the test phase.

Prior to the event, the Sustainability team was involved in discussions with NTU’s Energy Research Institute and SCWL on sustainability-driven solutions for buildings and cities including water recycling, energy monitoring, noise barriers for traffic, as well as smart building solutions, which could be adapted into SJ’s consultancy services.

Szue Hann said, “Singapore is one of the world’s most advanced countries in deploying smart urban solutions. We are proud that the Sustainability team is well-positioned to play a role and contribute our thought leadership both locally and globally in R&D collaborations such as the one between NTU and SCWL.”

The event was graced by the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, and attended by representatives from NTU, SPRING Singapore, Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority, and other industry professionals.