Lauretta.io (Top Winner)
Insights to consumer behaviour and engagement using a unified smart camera system.
Total Heritage (1st Runner-Up)
Interactive 3D Models of artefact projected using holograms as exhibits.
NanoSun (2nd Runner-Up)
A membrane manufacturing company aiming at converting lake water into clean water using sustainable methods.
Playy.World (3rd Runner-Up)
Online tabletop gameplay using Augmented Reality (AR).
Resync Technologies (4th Runner-Up)
AI-based edge computing and machine learning optimisation to aggregate, analyse, and optimize energy generation, distribution, and consumption via a energy cloud platform.
Why take part in the Challenge?
Win S$250k Contract with Singapore Discovery Centre
Payment will be disbursed according to project milestones and contract value
Be part of ACE start-ups community
Top 3 Finalists
Executive Director, Singapore Discovery Centre
Joseph Tan held various appointments in his 26-year career with the Ministry of Defence, Singapore. In his last MINDEF appointment as Director Nexus and as a Board Member of SDC, Joseph established new engagement channels and platforms through Public, Private, People partnerships and actively pushed for innovative engagement strategies and digitalisation.
Joseph has been on the board of the NUS MBA Alumni Association since 2010 and is its immediate past President. As the association’s President, he held successful fundraising initiative, the MBA Alumni-NUS Advancement Fund, for the underprivileged NUS business school undergraduates.
Lim Qing Ru
Board Of Director, Action Community for Entrepreneurship
Lim Qing Ru is a successful entrepreneur and a self-made millionaire. She joined four others to co-found tech company Zopim. In 2014, Zopim was bought over by customer service software company Zendesk for close to US$30 million.
Qing Ru is passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs and NUS students. She has invested her time and money in 20 young, budding technopreneurs and advised a dozen more. Additionally, she is on the Advisory Board of NUS Arts and Social Sciences, where she advises on the Faculty’s strategic direction, and provides students with connections for internships, mentorships and funding.
Quest Ventures, Partner
Jeffrey Seah is a Partner for Fund II Asia at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities.
Prior to this, Jeffrey co-founded a transformation advisory partnership with services in go-to-market, corporate venture capital, digital transformation and corporate reorganization strategy & implementation for Asia-based MNCs.
Jeffrey also serves as a Board Member at Assisi Hospice and Singapore Discovery Centre, and start-ups in the region.
Who can join the challenge?
Your start-up will have to be based or registered in Singapore. If you are unsure about your eligibility to enter the Challenge, please contact us before submitting an entry.
When will the briefing session be held to learn more about the challenge?
The briefing session will be held on 12 October 2020 online. Singapore Discovery Centre will provide more information and answer queries about the challenge during the session.
Can I apply my solution for more than one challenge themes?
Yes, you may apply your solution to more than one of the themes announced on the Challenge Website.
What happens after I submit my application on the website?
We will review applications on an ongoing basis and will contact you should we be interested in your solution. Interviews will be conducted to select the top five finalists. Given the high volume of applications, we will strive to notify all start-ups that do not make it to the next round within 2 weeks of the application’s deadline.
Will I have to give up any equity or IP?
All intellectual property (IP) rights are owned by creators. SDC will work out separate agreement for the joint IP rights if the start-up enters into a project contract with SDC.
To share the Singapore Story and inspire a desire to contribute to Singapore's future
In partnership with
The National Voice For Singapore Start-up Ecosystem