Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s)
ED (Pseudonym), We save lives LLC (Pseudonym), Sustainable Innovation Corp (Pseudonym), Education Provider (Pseudonym), TAMS (Pseudonym), SOA (Pseudonym)
Organiser(s) Institute for Adult Learning (IAL)
Industry Type(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services, Environmental Services, Healthcare & Biomedical
Opportunities and Support Opportunities to win a prototyping grant of up to $200,000
Application Start Date 8 March 2021
Application End Date 31 March 2021
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About Challenge

A competitive learning innovation grant challenge which awards a prototyping grant of up to $200,000 to winning organisations to develop an innovative, feasible and scalable prototype that advances Continuing Education and Training (CET) practice and outcomes. The InnovPLUS is organised by iN.LAB of the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), and is run twice a year.

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Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services

SOA (Company Pseudonym)

We are the accredited Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for both the Opticians and the Optometrists professionals. We are seeking a learning solution that is able to integrate differentiated-learning deliverables based on skills level and learner’s preference with learning outcomes that can be demonstrated and traced in the diagnosis, treatment, education of eye care in Singapore.

What We Are Looking For

An integrated solution that:

1. Enable the building and scaling up of learning resources available in the sector for learners to access easily and for trainers to facilitate the teaching as well.

2. Offer monitoring and reporting on the utilization of the platform and the accumulated CPE points taken by the ECP through the learning journey that has an impact to the competency standard of eye care.

3. Collection of feedback based on before and after the implementation of the solution.

4. Provide predictive analysis of matching the desired learner’s learning goal with the learning deliverables in the platform, making recommendation for the ECPs and SOA CPE.

5. Integrate available fast-growing technology enablers and frameworks such as integrating available solutions and SFW in this same platform for ECP to execute the 5 Cs mentioned. 

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Challenge Owner(s)TAMS (Pseudonym)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Healthcare & Biomedical

TAMS (Company Pseudonym)

We are a public hospital in Singapore that provides affordable specialist care for patients, training for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and conducts research to bring better care to its patients.

We are seeking a learning solution that leverage on current technology to allow greater interactive and immersive experiences to further improve the appreciation of anatomy and the effects of ‘surgery’.

What We Are Looking For

The deliverable shall include:

- A complete set of hardware and software solution that allows the deployment of a 3D simulated training and assessment surgery kit depicting a topic in ENT.

- The software solution should include an assessment module with an assessment dashboard.

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Challenge Owner(s)We save lives LLC (Pseudonym)
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

We save lives LLC (Company Pseudonym)

We are a health and security services firm that focuses on helping organisations and their people reduce exposure to, and mitigate, health, wellbeing and security risks. 

We are seeking a learning solution that allow our employees experience real life crisis situations which would help them learn how to protect themselves in all types of crises; be it a fire outbreak, industrial disaster, pandemic outbreak, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, which would be critical in our drive towards building workforce resilience and business continuity and sustainability. 

What We Are Looking For

The solution should allow the employees, individually or in teams, to use tools (which are essentially the solutions that our company offer our employees and our clients) to solve the commercial complexities that result from natural catastrophes such as pandemic, earthquake, coups or terrorist attacks that impact business managers every day, taking into account the commercial and workforce impact.

The solution should incorporate necessary communication tools required to improve the interactivity of the learning experience within the employee teams (located in different parts of the world as we migrate more to working in a globally virtual environment).

There should be realism in the learning and high level of interactivity to keep the participants engaged.

There should be an ability to assess tangible results or learnings from the decisions made that result in the survival/destruction/disruption of the business (and the employees). In order to be realistic, we will like the solution to have the flexibility to augment the scenarios to include information that is real and current. Such information could be the office locations, number of employees or even commercial impact such as rent, damages etc.

Through a new solution, we hope able to build and pilot an engaging learning experience for our employees globally that allows us to realise the adage that one can be entertained without being educated, but one cannot be educated without being entertained. We also hope that the solution will build employee rapport and camaraderie.

If possible, the solution should have the ability to interface with our business applications to provide real life data feeds thereby imbuing a higher level of realism into the learning and offering a real-life business continuity planning platform.

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Challenge Owner(s)Sustainable Innovation Corp (Pseudonym)
Industry Types(s)Environmental Services

Sustainable Innovation Corp (Company Pseudonym)

We are a Sustainable Innovation Corp provides insights into change management related to integrating environmental sustainability into businesses.

The solution that we are looking for is a collection of insights from ground research and a blended-learning implementation of imparting sustainability skills in different companies with a high potential of sustainable impact (specifically those that can make a positive change in tackling carbon emissions, pollution, and resource depletion in Singapore and the region). 

What We Are Looking For

1. Feasibility study report of integrating environmental sustainability into skills frameworks across at least 3 industries in Singapore, why they matter, and what are potential downstream effects.

2. With inputs from the feasibility study in (1), to prototype a set of targeted workplace training / learning interventions that will enable the sound development of the required (new) sustainability skills and competencies the 9 companies will find relevant for their businesses; covering these objectives.

a) Understanding closely the environmental costs and benefits of the current practices of the company

b) Identifying key skills in existing roles, or identifying new roles required by the company to tackle these costs or amplify their benefits The interventions may be in the form of courses incorporating relevant blended instructional methodologies, but we remain open to any intervention means that will be the most effective. The solutionist will need to create a suite of learning approaches, and test and trial them with 3 companies for learning efficacies and outcomes.

3. Outcome and future recommendations report inclusive of the outcomes of the learning process, and feedback from (and assessment of) the employees going through the learning process.

a) For example: Because A did this, they have changed/improved it from this to that. And these are the workplace learning activities/skills/courses/trainings/ redevelopment plans that staff must go through.

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Challenge Owner(s)ED (Pseudonym)
Industry Types(s)Healthcare & Biomedical

ED (Company Pseudonym)

We are an emergency department in a tertiary hospital seeking a learning solution to enhance the experiential learning of Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) training course that is applicable in both outdoor and indoor environments. 

What We Are Looking For

The solution should allow the employees, individually or in teams, to use tools (which are essentially the solutions that our company offer our employees and our clients) to solve the commercial complexities that result from natural catastrophes such as pandemic, earthquake, coups or terrorist attacks that impact business managers every day, taking into account the commercial and workforce impact. 

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Challenge Owner(s)Education Provider (Pseudonym)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services

Education Provider (Company Pseudonym)

We are a provider of post-secondary training for working adults and school leavers. Organisation delivers training on employability skills in various trades and industry. 

We are seeking a learning solution that effectively engages learners in virtual classrooms. Virtual classrooms have currently created a challenge for subject matter experts to maintain a one-to-one engagement with learners, assess skillset and identify learners who require additional guidance

What We Are Looking For

The solution should deliver the following

- AI tool to engage learners through one-to-one conversation.

- Remote learners will be engaged individually and get one-to-one attention through the AI conversation 

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