A community-oriented ground-up innovator, Ibnur believes in innovation, governance and learning from Nature. Ever since he published his first scientific article in an international photonics journal at the age of 15 together with an NUS professor, his spirit of experimentation developed beyond lasers to biochip nanofabrication and ‘invisibility cloaks’ to rainwater harvesting and floating farms. While studying in NUS under the Engineering Science Programme (ESP) and University Scholars Programme (USP), he actively went on field assessments and community development expeditions in Vietnam, India and Indonesia and won 2 UNESCO Mondialogo Engineering Awards. With inspirations gained by living in Silicon Valley through the NUS Overseas College (NOC) programme, he co-founded the Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) in 2011. He now serves at Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), the community organisation which nurtures a unique ecosystem of Kampung entrepreneurs, social innovators and makers who seek to bring sustainability back into the hearts of many.