BUILDING & ENGINEERING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

KONE joins CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab

It serves as an open platform to tackle sustainability in Singapore.

Engineering company KONE Corporation has announced its collaboration with the CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development.

Officially opened by communications and information minister S. Iswaran in October 2020, the lab brings together leaders in the smart cities to co-create and test innovations at CapitaLand’s 5G-enabled Singapore Science Park.

“The Lab will serve as an open platform where diverse industry players come together to tackle today’s pressing issues such as smart mobility, intelligent urban development, sustainability among others,” KONE Asia Pacific executive vice president Axel Berkling said.

“We welcome KONE and its partners to be part of the growing Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab communities, where we can better exchange ideas, strengthen Singapore's built environment ecosystems, explore opportunities and new business models, as well as facilitate deployment of innovative smart cities solutions,” CapitaLand Group chief customer solutions officer Aylwin Tan added.

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