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Problem Statements

Problem Statements

Pilots and projects are of interest to companies that wish to advance state-of-art by adopting new technologies. Here at Ripple2wave, we understand the significance of this and work in our best effort to understand the requirements of corporates and to source for relevant technology providers.  

Our mission is simple: to provide a platform for corporates to launch water related challenges so that technology providers can offer groundbreaking innovations. With the backing of government agencies and partners, we're set to add value to both corporates and technology providers. 

If you're passionate about making a real difference in water tech, don't miss this chance to shine! Join us at Ripple2wave Incubator and let's create a brighter, water-secure future together.

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Optimisation of Water Efficiency for Laboratory Instruments

The challenge revolves around the inefficiency in water usage within test laboratories, particularly in the context of thousands of deployed test instruments requiring water for various purposes such as heat exchange and washing glassware / equipment. Currently, water efficiency is not prioritized, leading to wasteful practices like discharging used water into the drain. The goal is to implement cost-effective, sustainable, and space-saving closed-loop systems that can process and recycle water for reuse. The desired outcomes include providing solutions that process and recycle water that was only used for heat exchange, ensure safe discharge of used water that was used for washing glassware/equipment, extract heat from water for additional applications, and ultimately reduce costs and enhance the sustainability of water purification systems in laboratories. The solution should be cost-effective, meet regulatory requirements, and integrate with the existing equipment. The challenge statement owner is a multinational agritech enterprise that is willing to allocate resources for piloting water efficiency solutions in its genomics test laboratory, with the potential for technology adoption upon successful implementation.

Automated Sampling and Quality Checking of Treated Wastewater 

Oil processing, such as refining, involves substantial water consumption and generates a significant volume of wastewater containing oil particles and dissolved organics. Inadequate treatment of this wastewater can lead to environmental pollution upon discharge. Efficient wastewater treatment is crucial for sustainable water resource management. Current methods, including Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), are employed to treat the wastewater, and effluent water must meet the regulatory standards. The challenge seeks automated, cost-effective, and energy-efficient systems meeting governmental requirements at Technology Readiness Level 6 or higher. The proposal should detail processes, technologies, scientific principles, energy consumption, project team expertise, timelines, KPIs, a business plan, and a budget. A major oil storage terminal will host a 3-month pilot, with the user providing resources for testing and demonstrating the selected provider's technology and business viability.

Biofuel Separation from Wastewater

Biofuels, such as bioethanol and biomethanol, derived from organic sources are gaining prominence due to global efforts toward decarbonization. Despite the increasing demand projected by the International Energy Agency, cost-effective innovations are crucial for optimizing biofuel production processes. The challenge focuses on wastewater treatment optimization to reduce capital and operating costs in bioconversion facilities. Desired outcomes include recovering biofuel and water from wastewater while promoting sustainability through energy reduction. The system must be cost-effective, at Technology Readiness Level 6 or higher, and proposals should encompass process design, scientific principles, technical details, techno-economic analysis, project timelines, and a comprehensive budget. The pilot scope involves the challenge owner allocating resources for selected providers to pilot and demonstrate the proposed technology's technological and business viability within an oil processing facility.

Testing of Groundwater for Oil and Other Contaminants 

Oil processing facilities require regular groundwater testing to ensure they are free from oil and contaminants. This is important as quality of groundwater can affect population health, property values, image of community, economic development, and overall quality of life. The challenge seeks innovative solutions for automated groundwater quality testing, identifying polluting sources (if any), detecting pollutants, and alerting potential contamination risks. Desired outcomes include automatic sampling, testing for oil and contaminants, and early contamination detection. Requirements involve capabilities for deep groundwater sampling, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency, outdoor deployability, explosion-proof design, timely alerts, and a Technology Readiness Level of 6 or higher. Proposals should cover process design, scientific principles, technical details, energy consumption, techno-economic analysis, project timelines, expected piloting outcomes, and a detailed budget. The pilot scope involves the challenge owner allocating resources for selected providers to demonstrate technological and business viability at their facility.

Selection Parameters 

  • Looking for companies that are located in Singapore or are planning to leverage on Singapore to access opportunities in Asia. 

  • Technology Readiness Level 7 and above.

  • Company should have at least 1 year of operations and should have initiated 1 or more pilots.

  • Solution provided should be innovative. 

Proposal Submission

Please submit your proposed solutions for problem statements via email to and cc

The email should include the following information:
Company name, Country, Name of contact person, phone number, email address, title of problem statement, attachments for proposed solution (decks, brochures, proposal). The total size of attachments should not exceed 10

Deadline for submission is 28 March 2024, 11.59 pm Singapore time 

Intellectual Property and Publicity​

The ownership of foreground intellectual property developed as the response to challenges will be a factor of the creative ideas and resources which each project partner contributes to the pilot. Ripple2wave will facilitate discussion on a case-by-case basis.

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