Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s)
Asian Civilisations Museum, Keep Pte Ltd, NTUC Income, National Heritage Board (NHB), Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Adventist Home for the Elders, Smith & Nephew, International Cancer Specialists Pte Ltd, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
Organiser(s) Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Industry Type(s)
Education Services, Food Services, Healthcare & Biomedical, Logistics, Precision Engineering
, Retail
Opportunities and Support Opportunities to co-innovate with problem owners with access to their expertise in developing the solution
Application Start Date 10 November 2021
Application End Date 28 January 2022
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About Challenge

IMDA Open Innovation Platform is now in its 12th innovation call!

The 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. Take on the latest challenges across different sectors, including those from advanced manufacturing, government services and logistics.  

This is your chance to co-create with leading companies and develop new partnerships!

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Challenge Owner(s)NTUC Income
Industry Types(s)Financial Services

NTUC

How might we create hyper-personalised consumer-oriented services powered to enhance the customer experience for NTUC Income users and broaden partnerships with corporates?

What Are We Looking For?


A prototype solution to provide insights and direction for NTUC Income by leveraging on consumer data. It should address how the data can be collected, shared, and aggregated for insights.

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Challenge Owner(s)NTUC Income
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

NTUC Income

How might we redefine the risk profile of drivers to better personalise motor insurance for them?

What We Are Looking For


A prototype solution that has a consistent approach to collect data that can shape a driver’s profile. It should address what datapoints they are, how the data can be collected and analysed to guide insurance providers to price premiums for drivers.

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Challenge Owner(s)Smith & Nephew
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services, Healthcare & Biomedical

Smith & Nephew

How might we deliver bi-directional approach in providing personalised learning pathways for healthcare professionals, to help them develop the right skills more efficiently and effectively?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that can create a personalised training programme for the HCPs via smart profiling and training matching to deliver impactful needs-based medical education trainings. The solution should support the transition from a previous priority of in-person training to the right mix of physical and virtual activity suiting each HCPs learning pathway, based on each individual’s learning pathway. It can also take into consideration a bi-directional training plan.

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Challenge Owner(s)Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Industry Types(s)
Electronics, Food Services, Land Transport, Urban Solutions

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

How can we provide a environment-aware food delivery system optimised meal deliveries for on-ground staff across the parks?

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

A working prototype that can demonstrate its capability to navigate different wildlife terrains through route optimisation, to ensure the meals packed are still warm to eat. The solution should work well in an open space and outdoor environment, and able to reliably delivery food to multiple drop-off destinations along a pre-defined path.

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Challenge Owner(s)Adventist Home for the Elders
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Healthcare & Biomedical

Adventist Home for the Elders

How might we develop a smart mobility-based tracking and monitoring for seniors, to support eldercare staff to provide more real-time assistance and interventions?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can intelligently and securely sense, detect and alert SAC managers as well as NOK to potential indicators that could point to issues with the senior’s well-being.

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Challenge Owner(s)International Cancer Specialists Pte Ltd

International Cancer Specialists Pte Ltd

How can temperature-sensitive medication be delivered through a reliable cross-border logistics and cold chain delivery in a trusted and transparent manner?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution to enable ICS to provide quality chemotherapy medications to overseas patients, so patients and NOKs can ensure access to the same quality oncologist care and treatment, as they would if in Singapore. The solution needs to be secure, reliable, fast and cost-effective. For the purpose of the prototype, the solution would be tested with clients in Indonesia.

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Challenge Owner(s)International Cancer Specialists Pte Ltd
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Healthcare & Biomedical

International Cancer Specialists Pte Ltd

How might we provide a tele-oncology solution with real-time patient visibility, so overseas patients can receive the Singapore-quality oncology care everywhere in the world?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype that allows remote monitoring of overseas patients and delivers quality oncology care through local partners. The solution should provide ICS consultants with visibility on the patient’s health, while guiding local clinicians to better administer oncology treatment and monitoring. For the purpose of the prototype, the solution would be tested with clients in Indonesia.

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Challenge Owner(s)Keep Pte Ltd

Keep Pte Ltd

How might we enable a user-friendly product listing onboarding solution that matches product searches accurately in a B2B marketplace?

What We Are Looking For


A working prototype solution for Keepital’s corporate partners to easily create search-optimised product listings, for greater and more effective reach to the right online buyers. It should take into considerations factors that can create a higher ranked search (e.g. keywords, good product descriptions, images etc).

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Challenge Owner(s)Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

How might we automatically capture a 360-degree image of industrial manufacturing components sufficient enough for smart inspection?

What We Are Looking For


A working prototype solution smart visual inspection solution that is able to match the following criteria:
  • The solution must include a 360-degree rotational system/camera rig to rotate the cameras or parts to be inspected, in order to capture multiple profiles of the part and achieve a full rotational analysis. Camera system must be able to capture different geometrical profiles and shapes, like sharp and/or rounded corners, and capture different geometrical profiles and shapes.
    • Problem solvers are welcomed to propose different methods to rotate the cameras or parts to be inspected for holistic image capturing. Companies have tried using robotic arms but those are not preferred due to the cost and scalability concerns.
  • The solution must be able to capture color of parts as part of inspection process - Problem owners have previously explored laser scanning and 3D modelling systems, but they were not effective due to:
    • Inability to capture color, only in gray scale
    • Inaccurate/cannot achieve 5-micron accuracy range
    • High noise level affecting 3D models and images
  • The size of components is usually in the range of 2mm – 15cm. As the components have certain profiles (unevenness) on their surface, the depth of focus should be larger than 2 mm.
    • The images must be sharp, accurate, and have low noise levels for accurate dimension measurement/analysis and defects identification subsequently
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Challenge Owner(s)National Heritage Board (NHB)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics

National Heritage Board (NHB)

How might we intelligently sense and visualise an artefact, to optimise the mount fabrication process for greater time-savings?

What Are We Looking For

Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is looking for a working prototype solution with imaging and AI capabilities to optimise the mount-making process. The solution should improve the current process of manual handling and reworking of mounting designs by aiding artefact visualisation, data capture and ease of sharing of designs for faster mount fabrication. Overall, it must reduce the overall time taken and free up curators’ time to oversee other higher value tasks.

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Challenge Owner(s)Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

How can we intelligently perform order picking and packaging in a smart and efficient manner for better efficiency and accuracy?

What Are We Looking For?


A working prototype solution with data analytics and AI capabilities that can optimise the packing process by recommending optimal product bundling and packaging materials and learn to improve its recommendations over time. Overall, the proposed solution must reduce the effort and time taken to complete the packing process to improve efficiency and ensure a greater level of accuracy.

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Challenge Owner(s)Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Energy & Chemicals, Precision Engineering

Advanced Remanufacturing and Technogy Centre (ARTC)

How might we optimise the planning of production lines so that it is flexible, agile and sustainable in the long run?

What We Are Looking For


A working prototype solution with data analytics and AI capabilities that can optimise the planning of production lines by recommending the optimal production line and components needed. Overall, the solution must reduce the effort and time taken to plan and produce the parts to improve efficiency.

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Challenge Owner(s)Smith & Nephew
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services, Healthcare & Biomedical

Smith & Nephew

How can we use extended realities (XR) technologies to better deliver product information that is complex and abstract, for healthcare professionals?

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that will enable S+N to support healthcare professionals (HCPs) to easily explore and understand complex medical technologies, so HCPs can treat patients using the best-fitting medical technologies for the most appropriate and holistic care. The solution should not only help HCPs easily understand how to use the complex technologies, but also clearly demonstrate the intangible modes of actions and benefits (e.g. demonstrating the patient’s long-term recovery).

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