Invitation to Launch of L2 NIC First Call for Proposals

Published on : 06-Nov-2013
14-Nov-2013 - 14-Nov-2013 1430hrs - 1730hrs

VENUE : MND Auditorium, Annex A MND Building Level 2, 5 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069110

Contact Information : Dr Shi Xiaomeng (


The Land & Liveability National Innovation Challenge (L2 NIC) is an R&D programme led by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) to create new space cost-effectively and optimise the use of space, while maintaining liveability. The L&L NIC has an approved funding of $135 million for the next six years (2013-2018). It will focus on R&D that can achieve specific and measurable outcomes and which result in the development of practical solutions with clear potential for deployment.

The L2 NIC will be launching its first Call for Proposals on 14 Nov 2013, 2.30pm at the MND Auditorium. Key L2 NIC agencies will be sharing the R&D challenges faced in space creation and optimisation, and providing more details on the focal areas of the Call. This Launch will also provide a networking platform for agencies, academia and industry to discuss potential collaborations.

Researchers in the relevant areas are strongly encouraged to attend the launch event.

Date:   14 Nov 2013, Thursday

Time:   2.30pm

Venue:  MND Auditorium

Annex A MND Building Level 2

5 Maxwell Road

Singapore 069110








Opening Remarks by Mr Tay Kim Poh, Deputy Secretary(Development), MND


Overview of L2 NIC and Details of Call



Briefing on R&D Challenges & Focal Areas in:

(i) Creation of Space

(ii) Optimising the Use of Land

(iii) Creating Highly Liveable Residential Towns

(iv) Supporting ICT and Platforms



Panel Q&A, chaired by L2 NIC Scientific Lead Prof Yong Kwet Yew


Interaction and Networking with Tea Break


End of event


Participants could register for the event using the link here. Seats for the launch are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration will close on 6 Nov 2013 at 12noon.

For any queries, please write to Dr Shi Xiaomeng at

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