TechBridge Ventures (TBV), was awarded a grant under the second Open Innovation Call to develop a smart air purification system that can monitor indoor and outdoor air quality, automatically adjusting its operational parameters to maximise the benefits to occupants in the buildings.

Many people complain about outdoor air pollution, but did you know that poor indoor air quality could be as bad, or worse, for your health? That is why a Singapore company has been researching a solution for commercial offices that will help purify and regulate the air inside buildings.

The solution is an energy-efficient ionisation technology based on the creation of bi-polar air ions, which can eliminate or reduce major air contaminants, including dust, pollen, mould, bacteria and viruses. When installed, the technology easily integrates with the building’s existing Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems. It allows building occupants to monitor air quality and provide immediate feedback to the system. The system then adjusts to optimise occupant comfort, saving energy in the process.

“Most working adults in Singapore spend more than 80% of their time indoors in the office, and hence, are vulnerable to high levels of air contaminants if there are no proper air quality management systemsin place,” said Dr Jiang Jing, Business & Technology Development Manager of TVB. She added: “Although there are standalone air purifiers in the market that serve the residential market, there are relatively few solutions for commercial offices. We believe there is a need for an effective air purification system that can provide healthy air to office occupants, especially one that is customised to meet the needs of local conditions.”  The Open Innovation Call gave the company a vital test-bedding site.

To view TechBridge's feature in JTC Periscope, please click here.


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