Singapore Polytechnic and Envision Digital partner to launch Net Zero Campus and Net Zero Co-Innovation Lab

Singapore, 7 September 2023 – Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Singapore’s first polytechnic, and Envision Digital, the global decarbonization software leader headquartered in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance SP’s net zero and sustainability ambitions jointly. The partnership will promote data-driven technologies on campus and further sustainability training for students.

The announcement was made at BEX Asia, the premier built environment exhibition, in the presence of the Guest-of-Honor Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development & Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration.

Under this partnership, Envision Digital will explore the development of a Net Zero Campus for SP and a Net Zero Co-Innovation Lab with SP. Both facilities will be integral in advancing SP’s ambitious sustainability journey. The polytechnic aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 and empower its students through workforce upskilling, for a broader positive impact on industries.

The Net Zero Campus will see SP and Envision Digital collaborating to optimize energy efficiency and promote decarbonization for SP’s campus buildings through monitoring and analytics technology. Meanwhile, the Net Zero Co-innovation Lab will leverage Envision Digital’s proprietary AloT operating system, EnOSTM, to provide businesses and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with the tools and knowledge to decarbonize their operations effectively. The lab will also offer net zero training opportunities for faculty members and students.

Additionally, Envision Digital will offer internship opportunities for SP students, and provide training for faculty members in developing curricula utilizing EnOSTM, among other solutions.

Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Polytechnic, said, “We are excited about our partnership with Envision Digital, as it represents a significant step in our journey toward building a sustainable future. The collaboration enables SP students and staff to leverage cutting-edge technologies to develop net zero and sustainability solutions for the industry. Central to our mission of nurturing environmentally conscious talent for the industry is the commitment to offering our students exposure to various technologies and sustainable practices, and industries with a skilled talent pool with invaluable insights to drive transformation. Together with Envision Digital, we can advance global sustainability initiatives by elevating our SMEs to drive enterprise transformation and facilitate workforce upskilling. This concerted effort promises a broader, more positive influence across multiple sectors. The synergy between SP and Envision Digital presents a remarkable opportunity to spearhead innovation and create tangible real-world contributions that steer meaningful and impactful change.” 

“We are glad to collaborate with SP through this comprehensive net zero partnership. It covers various aspects including the development of a Net Zero Campus, the training and upskilling of students, the enhancement of innovation, and the decarbonization of enterprises. This collaboration will create new technical capabilities in SP and offer the broader industry more opportunities to accelerate their net zero journeys,” said Mr Ko Kheng Hwa, Chairman, Envision Digital International Pte Ltd.

About Singapore Polytechnic

Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 30 full-time diploma courses and four common entry programmes for more than 12,800 students. Pedagogical innovation is foremost at SP. We have implemented institution-wide Flipped Learning and are at the forefront of using Analytics in Education. SP also leads the global CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) Collaborative in the region. By ensuring our curriculum is just in time with industry developments, we can offer a solution-driven internship programme to our industry partners.

At SP, we are committed to nurturing self-directed, versatile graduates who are also imbued with sound values, so that they can be life ready, work ready, world ready, and be of service to industry and society. We have more than 230,000 graduates; among them are successful entrepreneurs, top executives in multi-national and public-listed corporations, industry leaders and professionals across various industries, and leaders in government.

SP clinched the inaugural ASEAN People’s Award in 2015 for its contributions toward the region’s community-building efforts. We are also the first polytechnic to be awarded the President’s Award for the Environment in 2010, the President’s Social Service Award in 2011, and the President’s Award for Teachers in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

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About Envision Digital

Envision Digital is the world’s leading net zero technology partner for enterprises, governments, and cities, with the goal of accelerating progress towards carbon-free energy and improving quality of life for all of humanity. The company’s EnOSTM decarbonization platform manages over 220 million devices and 560 Gigawatts of electricity, powering highly configurable, end to end IIOT solutions that uses AI to reduce carbon emissions and costs, improve return on capital, and simplify reporting and compliance.  The company has over 1,000 employees and 14 offices across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, China, Japan and the United States, with headquarters in Singapore.

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