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Southeast Asia Open Innovation Challenge (SEA OIC) brings together some of the region’s largest corporates to collaborate with innovative startups and SMEs.
The second edition of the SEA OIC will feature leading corporates across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. These corporates are looking to partner with innovative companies that can address wide-ranging challenge statements with their solutions.
If you are a startup or SME with an innovative tech-enabled solution, this is your opportunity to work with established corporates to co-develop, test and refine your solution, and accelerate market access in Southeast Asia!
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Participating Demand Drivers

Challenge Statements

#Agriculture #Marketplace

How might a palm oil ecosystem platform provide visibility of programmes that benefit smallholder farmers, so that they can be well-supported by downstream stakeholders and encourage collaborations between them? 
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How might we accurately identify emotions of self-service customers, so as to better respond to and engage with each customer?
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How might we monitor and track assets accurately, seamlessly, and in real time?
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How might we continually track important health indicators, such as blood pressure, blood sugar level, lipids, and BMI, for customers, so that they can better manage their health and access insurance at a right time and a right price?
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How might we ingest data in real time from a variety of data sources, so that Muang Thai can better predict their needs and make product recommendations?
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How might a community app foster a Nongsa Digital Park (NDP) community, so as to enable workers at NDP to conveniently access facilities and services, and easily connect to their peers?
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How might we diagnose, monitor and maintain battery health and performance, and repurpose Electric Vehicle batteries into Stationary Energy Storage System solutions?
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How might we mechanise construction through new materials or technologies which require less labour and are more suited for automation?
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How might an online platform enable Sunway XFarms' agri-preneurs to access international markets and manage a cross-border supply chain?
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How might we predict the most popular travel and hospitality products amongst affluent Vietnamese travellers in a more timely, effective and efficient manner?
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How might we improve the chatbot to better interact with and understand the customer, and offer a better experience?
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Info Session

Interact with representatives from our participating demand drivers, learn about the challenge statements, and get your questions answered!

Programme Highlights

Welcome Address
Challenge Overview & Process
Challenge Statement Presentations & Q&A

Date: 8 December, Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm (GMT+8)

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This is the opportunity for startups and SMEs to launch their innovative ideas into the region and accelerate market access across Southeast Asia! 


  • Challenge

    9 November 2021

  • Virtual Info

    8 December 2021
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  • Submission

    10 January 2022

  • Announcement on Shortlisted Solution Providers

    Week of
    14 February 2022

  • Demo

    Week of
    21 March 2022

Why You Should Join

Shortlisted solution providers will get to work on pilots to co-develop, test and refine their solutions with regional corporates. This is an opportunity for startups and SMEs to launch their innovative ideas into the region and accelerate market access across Southeast Asia!

This is the opportunity for startups and SMEs to launch their innovative ideas into the region and accelerate market access across Southeast Asia! 

Winners of each challenge statement will stand to receive a grant of up to SGD 20,000 to support their pilot.

Eligibility Criteria

 Eligible innovators include Singapore startups and SMEs.
 Foreign startups and SMEs that are currently not registered in Singapore will be required to do so as part of the grant conditions.
 You will also be required to conduct project developmental activities in Singapore or have demonstrated substantial innovation and business activity in Singapore.

Please refer to the Rules and Regulations and FAQ documents for further details. 

Submission Guidelines

We have put together a few guidelines to help you structure your proposal. Download our submission guidelines below.

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Submission Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Please make sure the following elements are adequately addressed in your proposal:

Technical Feasibility & Novelty: 25%
Business Feasibility: 25%
Team Capacity & Expertise: 25%
Details of POC / MVP if applicable: 25%
Others (as specified in the Challenge Brief)

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Tune in to Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) Singapore to witness the launch of the  Southeast Asia Open Innovation Challenge 2021!

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration. Please proceed to apply on this platform with your credentials. Feel free to save your application as a draft if required.