PA’s Heartbeat@Bedok joins NEA’s Incubate partnership

10 Jul 2018


PA’s Heartbeat@Bedok joins NEA’s Incubate partnership

The People's Association (PA) has come on board amidst 10 other partners in NEA’s INCUBATE partnership, committing to leverage technologies and innovations to help transform the way environmental services are offered in Singapore. INnovating and CUrating Better Automation and Technologies for Environmental Services (INCUBATE) embodies the partnership between the technology and services providers, premises owners, and the Government, to collectively innovate and curate better technologies, solutions and innovations for the environmental services industry. It also aims to improve skills, raise productivity and seize opportunities overseas.

The new INCUBATE partners were announced on Monday, 9 July 2018 by Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, at the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2018.

Under INCUBATE, Heartbeat@Bedok has implemented smart toilets systems which let users provide real time feedback; smart bins and surveillance robots to optimize manpower deployment at its premises. For phase 2 of INCUBATE, the team at Heartbeat@Bedok will be looking into turning food waste into non-potable water for cleaning purposes and compost that can used as fertilizers. 

PA, one of the new members of the Incubate partnership, and its Chief Executive Director Mr Desmond Tan, said: “We are delighted to be NEA’s INCUBATE partner in implementing smart and innovative initiatives at the community integrated building, Heartbeat@Bedok. The implementation of technology such as the smart scrubbers, bins and toilet automation system have enhanced our deployment efficiency. It also allows our co-workers to embrace smart robotics and automation. User feedback has been encouraging so far. Moving forth, we are confident of improved productivity and better customer experience with the full implementation later this year.” 

 

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