The Built Environment Living Laboratory Framework (BE LLF) is a new initiative by BCA and MND that aims to facilitate the test-bedding of innovative proposals in living laboratories (e.g. designated areas within Punggol Town and Jurong Lake Gardens). This will open up opportunities for BE firms to harness and trial new, emerging technologies as we continue to develop cities for tomorrow.
How the BE LLF can assist built environment (BE) firms:
- First, a “one-stop” shop will be available for firms to submit innovative test-bedding proposals. The “one-stop”shop will be administered by the Built Environment Technology Alliance (BETA), and is open to all BE firms and technology solution providers;
- Second, proposals that demonstrate merit and acceptable risk will be expedited for test-bedding in living laboratories. There is no restriction on the scope of the proposals and any innovative test-bedding proposal that is ready for deployment and beneficial to the built environment could be accepted under the BE LLF;
- Lastly, firms will receive support to navigate regulatory clearance processes, and where necessary, a “regulatory sandbox” could be introduced for proposals facing regulatory issues.
Through the BE LLF, firms will be able to gain access to living laboratories to testbed innovations, and receive assistance from MND agencies to ensure smooth deployment of the proposals at the living laboratories.
All BE firms with promising proposals are encouraged to take advantage of the BE LLF. Apply with your innovative proposal here!
More details can be found here.
 Regulatory sandboxes create “safe spaces” where firms may be granted temporary regulatory waivers to test their innovative solutions.