Envision Helps Singapore Become a Smart Nation

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The company wants to help turn Smart Nation from project into a product through an intelligent IoT platform and ecosystem.

Digital energy platform company, Envision, is partnering with four Singapore organisations ahead of opening its Global Digital Hub in the country that aims to foster smart city applications. The agreements also support Singapore’s mission to become a Smart Nation.

The partnerships with Ascendas-Singbridge Group, a specialist in sustainable urban and business space solutions, clean energy company, Sunseap Group, the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) will focus on areas such as smart buildings, solar power, building load forecasting and battery management.

“Envision is inspired by the Singapore Smart Nation commitment. We are excited to turn Smart Nation from project into product, through an intelligent IoT platform and ecosystem. The collaboration with like-minded partners is accelerating the journey,” said Lei Zhang, CEO of Envision.

The memorandum of understanding between Envision and Ascendas-Singbridge will see teams from both parties collaborating to develop smart building solutions with Envision’s EnOS IoT Platform and ecosystem.

Ascendas-Singbridge will provide business knowledge and test-bedding facilities for a pilot trial of the co-developed solutions at Galaxis, an Ascendas-Singbridge development at one-north. Ascendas-Singbridge’s coworking space at Singapore Science Park, the bridge, is currently the home to Envision’s Global Digital Hub.

The collaboration between Envision and Sunseap Group will enable both parties to jointly develop an IoT platform to optimise Sunseap’s current and future portfolio of solar PV projects, which includes projects of rooftop, ground-mounted and floating variety in Singapore and Asia Pacific. The platform will also incorporate demand side energy management technologies and explore the feasibility of building innovative solar applications.

The EnOS platform will also be further improved with the support of SERIS, with a focus on weather predictions, over different time horizons and smart monitoring, operation and maintenance of large photovoltaic (PV) systems. Beyond this, the agreement will enable both parties to co-operate in other potential R&D activities.

“SERIS aims to develop, test and commercialise innovative technologies in Singapore and then market them elsewhere in Asia Pacific and the world. Teaming up with the global intelligent IoT leader in the energy space helps to further test the solutions developed by SERIS and to disseminate them on a multi-national scale. We are excited about this collaboration and the mutual benefits arising from having joint teams working on some of the most advanced solutions for the solar energy sector,” said Dr Thomas Reindl, deputy chief executive officer of SERIS.

Together with NTU’s research strengths in developing industry-relevant energy solutions, Envision will be able to explore the possibility of research in building load forecasting, battery management system, and integrating the EnOS platform into NTU’s EcoCampus plans.

Professor Lam Khin Yong, NTU’s vice president (research) said: “NTU is pleased to collaborate with Envision to explore innovative and sustainable energy solutions. By tapping on NTU’s extensive expertise in digitalisation opportunities across the energy value chain, I am confident that this partnership will enhance the development of sustainability solutions that can be implemented within Asia and beyond.”

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