SINGAPORE - Local technology companies accredited with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) now have more access to larger infrastructure and urban development projects aside from those offered by government agencies.
This comes as IDA on Monday (Sept 5) inked two memorandum of intents with leading infrastructure and property players Surbana Jurong and Lendlease.
The partnerships will allow IDA-accredited companies to "expand beyond the government sector by winning projects through Surbana Jurong's and Lendlease's worldwide footprint", said IDA in a press release.
Surbana Jurong provides consultancy for urbanisation and infrastructure development with projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Through this partnership, IDA-accredited companies will be able to participate in masterplanning projects and build on successful deployments.
"Accreditation@IDA helps promising local tech companies by recognising the quality of their tech solutions and making it easier for them to access new markets in the government and enterprise sectors. Partnerships such as with Surbana Jurong and Lendlease help companies seize new opportunities not only in Singapore but globally as well" said IDA co-managing director Gabriel Lim.
Two IDA-accredited companies, Evercomm (an energy analytics company) and Sense Infosys (a data analytics company) are already in discussions with Surbana Jurong to explore integration into "Smart City in a Box", a platform that gels various innovative smart city solutions together.
Lendlease provides services throughout the property spectrum such as development works, investment management, project management for construction and asset management. The partnership will allow for IDA-accredited companies' tech solutions to be explored for existing and future projects for Lendlease in Singapore, as well as overseas markets such as Asia Pacific and Australia.
Lendlease is in discussions with relevant technology providers under the IDA Accreditation portfolio for solutions ranging from video analytics to energy management, and have created a sandbox environment for them to trial at Lendlease.
IDA also said it will collaborate with both Surbana Jurong and Lendlease to create recurring platforms to regularly feature all IDA-accredited companies' tech solutions to the various user departments in the companies.