Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, an inquisitive mind and a heart for bettering the lives of others, we believe that youths (like you!) will be the creators of some of the most innovative solutions which will tackle the toughest challenges of the 21st century! If you believe in being a catalyst, innovator and seeker of change, then the Youth Innovation Challenge is the thing for you!
Started in 2013, the Youth Innovation Challenge 2018 is organised by Singapore Management University (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship with an objective to promote entrepreneurship among youths. The competition is open to students from secondary schools, junior colleges and ITEs in Singapore.
What's in it for you?
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What do you need to prepare?
It is optional to prepare for the competition in advance as all the necessary training will be provided at the workshop.
You will work on the competition materials and submit them at the end of the workshop. However, you may choose to research on what makes a smart city and brainstorm ideas with your team and teachers before coming to the workshop.
A fun and rewarding experience comprising of 4 segments
Sign up for the challenge and start to receive introductory tutorials on smart city innovations, design thinking and lean business model canvas.
Attend a one day intensive, step by step workshop to help you ideate through the Design Thinking framework and Lean Startup Methodology, and crystalize your awesome smart city idea into a Lean Business Model Canvas at the end of the workshop.
Present your idea to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business titans in Singapore and get their personalized feedback
Showcase your innovation in front of fellow youth innovators in the country. We have partnered with key government agencies and leading venture capital funds to provide feedback on your game changing ideas.
Smart Cities. The World Health Organization states that the world's urban population is expected to double by 2050. Such an increase in population can only be supported by innovation in order to be sustainable. Our country Singapore is seeking for good ideas to enhance sustainable growth and improve the quality of life of the citizens.
One example of a smart city product that our SMU alumni has created: Protag* is a smart device that prevents the loss of valuables by connecting it to mobile phone. In the event when your valuables are left behind accidentally, you will be alerted before any unwanted incidents arise.
Stand a chance to win up to $20,000 in cash prizes!
Attendance for all 3 events in April is required to receive Certificate of Participation
|Registration Deadline||28 February 2018|
|Full Day Design Thinking and Lean Startup Methodology Workshop||7 April 2018|
|Mentor Session||14 April 2018|
|Teams Pitch & Awards Ceremony||21 April 2018|
Teng Yun Wei
What happened last year?
Junior Category: Team "The Zelter" from Outram Secondary School, designed a water and fire resistant portable tent - the size of a backpack - which features an inbuilt solar-power system that powers light, a heat generator and a charging port for electronic devices. There is also a water filtration system to ensure access to clean water.
Senior Category: Team "Re-Life" from ITE College Central clinched the top position. The team has worked closely with physiotherapists to develop a multi-purpose equipment that reduces rehabilitation cost for stroke patients and inconvenience to caregivers, as well as promote continuous rehabilitation in the patient’s home.
“The demands of the competition really require students to think big and work together. The panel of judges is impressive and they give constructive feedback and ask relevant questions. The prizes are very attractive.”– Ms Melissa Lim Singh, Teacher at Outram Secondary School
How to register?
Registration has been CLOSED on 28 Feb 2018 due to FULL CAPACITY.