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Optimising space a key focus for Singapore: PM

Published on Nov 16, 2012 1:24 PM
 
Space in Singapore could be used more effectively, such as by building undergrounds or on floating structures. And land could be optimised by distributing residences and offices, cutting the need to commute. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

Space in Singapore could be used more effectively, such as by building undergrounds or on floating structures. And land could be optimised by distributing residences and offices, cutting the need to commute.

Working out how to do these two things effectively is the focus of Singapore's new National Innovation Challenge, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the official opening of the Create centre yesterday.

The centre at the National University of Singapore's University Town is home to high-level research collaborations between Singapore and various international institutions such as Cambridge University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The new $135 million National Innovation Challenge is Singapore's second. The first, launched last year, was on energy resilience for sustainable growth.