Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s)
Mediacorp, TheSmartLocal, AsiaOne, Viddsee, CreativesAtWork, gushcloud, Amgen, Angliss, Boustead Projects, CSOP Asset Management
, Etisalat Group, F&N Limited, Fidelity International, FILTEC Pte Ltd, Huawei, Jo Kilda, MarketBridge, RedDot Orchard (RDO), Universal Marine Surveying & Consultancy (UMSC), Wildlife Reserves Singapore, XNode
Organiser(s) Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Industry Type(s)
Agri-tech, Circular Economy & Sustainability, Digital/ICT, Electronics, Financial Services
, Food Manufacturing, Food Services, Healthcare & Biomedical, Logistics, Marine & Offshore, Retail, Sea Transport
Opportunities and Support Opportunities to co-innovate with problem owners with access to their expertise in developing the solution
Application Start Date 2 June 2021
Application End Date 30 July 2021
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About Challenge

IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform that connects and matches real business challenges or digitalisation opportunities of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers. The platform accelerates sectoral digital transformation and expands innovation capacity in Singapore.

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Challenge Owner(s)TheSmartLocal
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

TheSmartLocal

How might we create an AI-driven talent-matchmaking platform in order to best connect the right talent to the right needs for the media industry?

What We Are Looking For
A prototype solution that leverages on data, AI or similar technologies to provide an AI-driven talent-matching making database and platform

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Challenge Owner(s)Viddsee
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Viddsee

How can we optimise the process to curate and create better video content faster and smarter, so as to meet the viewers’ trending demand?

What We Are Looking For
A prototype solution that can leverage on data, AI, or similar technologies to optimise their video content database, identifying and curating promising short films as well as selecting high potential films to be expanded into long-form formats. The integrated system should analyse the trends, audience behaviours, complemented with the domain expertise to provide a more resource-optimised process.

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Challenge Owner(s)TheSmartLocal
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

TheSmartLocal

How might we create an AI driven, automated media monitoring solution to better analyse and identify trending stories and topics for faster and stronger content creation?

What Are We Looking For?
A working prototype that leverages on data, AI or similar technologies to provide an automated media monitoring solution to support faster and stronger content creation.
 
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Challenge Owner(s)AsiaOne
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

AsiaOne

How might we automate the curation of a personalised webpage with relevant and engaging articles, in order to retain and grow the readership base?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype that can leverage on data, AI or similar technologies to recommend relevant and targeted AsiaOne articles on both individual article pages and other landing pages (such as the AsiaOne Home Page) to reduce the overall bounce rate.

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Challenge Owner(s)gushcloud

gustcloud

How might we optimise the talent profile discovery process for better and faster match-rate to clients?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype that (i) intelligently scouts for suitable social influencer profiles that resonates with the client’s brand or campaign and present these insights into a highly dynamic and interactive dashboard and (ii) incorporates an integrated relationship management tool to manage the relevant interactions which includes real-time performance tracking and post-campaign analytics features.

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Challenge Owner(s)CreativesAtWork
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

CreativesAtWork

How might we automate the matchmaking of creative needs and predict the skillsets required to better scout and train required talent?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can leverage on data, AI or similar technologies to provides an automated and predictive talent-matchmaking solution. It should take into consideration the current ongoing development work and ability to integrate with AirTable, where applicable.

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Challenge Owner(s)AsiaOne

AsiaOne

How do we quickly generate sensemaking quality insights from emerging patterns and trending topics from across a wide source of local and international online platforms?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype that leverages on data, AI or similar technologies to generate quality insights from across multiple sources of social media and internet conversation data for AsiaOne’s content-writing and delivery.

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Challenge Owner(s)AsiaOne
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

AsiaOne

How might we create a smart utility platform that can repurpose original article content tailored to each social media platform, in order to best engage readers on social media?

What We Are Looking For


A working prototype that leverages on data, AI or similar technologies to provide a smart dashboard tool to intelligently transpose articles optimal for each social media platform. On a whole, this solution must increase reader engagement and generate higher click through rates via their social media channel.

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Challenge Owner(s)Mediacorp

MediaCorp

How might we identify key video moments and re-create them into bitesize content for the mobile, on-the-go consumer quickly?

What We Are Looking For
A working prototype that can leverage on data, AI or similar technologies to improve the efficiency of generating quality short-form clips from long-form event video feeds (e.g. parliament sessions, press conferences, interview recordings) quickly. This would support the delivery of timely, bite-sized content to potentially increase viewer consumption of Mediacorp’s assets.

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Challenge Owner(s)Mediacorp
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Mediacorp

How might we automate the smart generation of relevant and accurate thumbnails in order to attract, engage and retain viewership on Mediacorp’s meWATCH?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution which can automatically generate a range of relevant thumbnails by understanding the context of a given video clip and extract the right frames that best represent each episode’s high point after processing what would be a typical 3,000-frame video.

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Challenge Owner(s)Etisalat Group
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Land Transport

Etisalat

How might we leverage on 5G to enhance urban mobility intelligence, connecting vehicles and the transport system in real-time, for better decision making on the road? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that utilises 5G network's architecture and capabilities that enables drivers and autonomous vehicles to have better situational awareness on the roads. Solution should be ready and suitable to deploy in UAE with Etisalat as the service provider.

The solution should include the following features:

  • Traffic Data Capture
  • Cloud-based 5G network architecture
  • Interoperable with existing applications
  • Communication with third party data sources
  • Support for autonomous vehicles

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Challenge Owner(s)Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Infrastructure

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

How might we monitor the aviary habitats to prevent birds escaping and keep them safe? 

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that enables the safe and effective monitoring of free-flight aviaries, to keep enclosures safe and prevent birds from escaping. The solution should include the following criteria:

  • Autonomous and real-time monitoring of the integrity of the wire mesh
  • Secured network transmission
  • Centralised visual dashboard
  • Real-time alerts
  • Non-intrusive
  • Easy to maintain

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Challenge Owner(s)XNode
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Environmental Services

XNode

How might we better improve water management and water sustainability efforts in the textile industry?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that moves textile manufacturing companies to becoming more sustainable digitally. The proposed solution must have a clear understanding of the sustainability goals in water and environmental policies in China, and must be prepared to be deployed in China factories.

The proposed solution should also provide the following functions:

  • Real-time dashboard
  • Enhance efficiency of water usage
  • Show track record of improvement

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Challenge Owner(s)Huawei
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Huawei

How might we create innovative mobile apps built on Huawei's Mobile Services environment to provide users with Smart AI tools for their everyday life?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype or commercialised mobile application that is developed on the HMS environment to create innovative usage for Huawei's users. Apps covering the services of finance, healthcare, media, game, social impact or enterprise productivity will be preferred. The proposed mobile app must be ready to have at least one Huawei HMS Core kit integrated and published on AppGallery.

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Challenge Owner(s)RedDot Orchard (RDO)
Industry Types(s)
Agri-tech, Digital/ICT, Retail

RedDot Orchard 

How might we create an automated demand aggregation platform for a more interactive experience, optimising the needs of customers?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that would enable a seamless, automated, intelligent demand aggregation platform to facilitate automated pricing and procurement of fresh produce. It should be web-based and mobile-friendly.

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Challenge Owner(s)Angliss
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Logistics

Angliss

How can we automate warehouse inventory management in a sub-zero environment to better track stock location and increase warehouse throughout, without compromising employee safety?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can enhance and improve Angliss' stocktaking and inventory process. The proposed solution must be able to integrate with their primary warehouse management system (WMS) and ERP software. It must also be able to function in sub-zero temperatures and low-light environment, with the following functions:

  1. Optimising human interventions
  2. Automating stock-taking process for accurate real-time inventory management
  3. Intelligent inventory management system with data analysis to improve procurement forecasting and processes

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Challenge Owner(s)Boustead Projects
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Real Estate, Urban Solutions

Boustead Projects

How might we create a BIM-integrated unified dashboard for automated reports, defects identification and improve data sharing to various stakeholders seamlessly, while accurately tracking progress of projects in real-time? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution of an integrated data platform with on-site data collection mechanisms that can translate real-time data into BIM/digital models to validate progress claims and improve project progress reporting to clients. The proposed solution can be segmented into three parts:

  1. Integrated data platform must include on-site data collection mechanisms
  2. Integrated data platform must be able to seamlessly consolidate data from multiple sources into one centralised database and dashboard
  3. Integrated data platform should include machine-learning and data analytics capabilities

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Challenge Owner(s)Fidelity International
Industry Types(s)
Circular Economy & Sustainability, Digital/ICT, Financial Services

Fidelity International

How can we use blockchain solutions to better establish the traceablity of the companies we invest in? Can we do this in a way to confirm sustainability aspects within the value chain? 

What We Are Looking For

Prototype or ready commercialised blockchain solutions that can better establish the traceability of the companies we invest in. The solution needs to be able to determine the sustainability aspects of the companies.

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Challenge Owner(s)MarketBridge
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services, Retail

MarketBridge

How might we create an intelligent automated gifting platform for MarketBridge to efficiently procure, reconcile and manage gifts based on real-time trends and insights for its clients, retailers and end-consumers? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that would enable a seamless, automated, intelligent gifting platform to facilitate personalised gifting from companies to employees / customers, between individuals and also automate redemption reconcilliation for billing efficiency. It should be web-based, mobile-friendly.

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Challenge Owner(s)F&N Limited
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Food Manufacturing, Retail

F&N

How might we provide a cohesive ecosystem platform that connects with 100PLUS consumers through a compelling digital experience to increase brand stickiness, engagement and generate more sales?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype platform to aggregate their consumers' data to build direct, lasting relationships with its customers through an engaging digital experience for all consumers. At its core, this solution must help F&N to reach their consumers directly, understand their customers better to help frame their marketing strategy and drive sales in the long run.

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Challenge Owner(s)Universal Marine Surveying & Consultancy (UMSC)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Marine & Offshore, Sea Transport

UMSC

How might we use digital technologies to increase the speed of reporting during bunker survey and inspection while maintaining operational visibility for the management, in a low-internet connectivity environment? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that works with limited internet connectivity, onboard and across ships in the waters surrounding Singapore. The proposed solution should include the following features:

  • Digital Form
  • Trusted Digital Signature
  • Digital Report Compilation
  • Report Review and Delivery
  • Operational Dashboard
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Challenge Owner(s)CSOP Asset Management
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

CSOP Asset Management

How can non-standardised trades be processed, matched and settled in a quick and accurate manner?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that enables operations to process volumes of unstandardised trades easily, simplifying the matching and settlement process and allowing real-time performance tracking.

The solution should match the following criteria:

  • Automated Data Extraction and Standardised Report Generation
  • Smart Trade Matching Logic
  • Counterparty Agnostic Setup
  • One-Stop Dashboard Overview
  • Secured System Database
  • Good to have - A Chinese glossary as mutual funds may sometimes be in Chinese language

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Challenge Owner(s)Amgen
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Logistics

Amgen

How might we seek opportunities to use automated guided vehicles in the movement of materials, heavy totes and hazardous waste packaging on the factory floor, in a safe and efficient way?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype autonomous solution to fulfill the two tasks in manufacturing operations. The solution should be able to perform the following functions for the two tasks respectively: 

  1. Move large, heavy totes
  2. Collect waste materials

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Challenge Owner(s)FILTEC Pte Ltd
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Logistics

Filtec

How might we build a centralised warehouse operating system for seamless order-to-delivery process flow?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that evolves the manual processing in warehouse and distribution centers to one that is driven by technology, allowing the departments to focus on building relationships with the suppliers and customers. The solution should provide for an incrase in the visibility of operations. It should also include these features:

  • Centralised Inventory Management and Database
  • Data Exchange and integration
  • Real-time inventory update
  • Incoming and outgoing stock tracking
  • Predictive inventory demand
  • Payment Gateway

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Challenge Owner(s)Jo Kilda
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Retail

Jo Kilda

How can we improve our online shopping experience by creating a personalised experience for each customer to build an overall loyal customer base? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can deliver a seamless experience on the shopping platform to assist customers in making better buying decisions. This platform should address how it can better provide online sizing, and onsite search, through technology and user experience to replicate navigating a physical store. The proposed solution must demonstrate mobile-friendliness and the ability to cater to most of the following features:

  1. Front-end for user-driven inputs
  2. Platform recommendation and search

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Challenge Owner(s)Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Infrastructure

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

How might we enable a smart, real-time environmental monitoring system to ensure a safe, world-class habitat for wildlife animals? 

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that enables real-time monitoring of various habitats in various physical environments, and include the following features:

  • Smart environment monitoring
  • Secured network transmission
  • Centralised data dashboard
  • Real-time alerts
  • Robust and scalable
  • Easy to maintain

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