Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s)
Assure General Insurance, Co+Nut+Ink, Genesis Frontier, Trinite, Global Training Services, Schroders Investment Management, Nikko Asset Management, Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS), Ministry of Law, Doctor Plus Wellness
, NParks, Schweiger & Partners, Intel GrowthX, Shanghai Juke Biotech Park, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore Airlines
Organiser(s) Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Industry Type(s)
Digital/ICT, Education Services, Environmental Services, Financial Services, Healthcare & Biomedical
, Logistics, Retail
Opportunities and Support Opportunities to co-innovate with problem owners with access to their expertise in developing the solution
Application Start Date 3 February 2021
Application End Date 19 March 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. Industry-wide problem statements are now hosted on the OIP.
Challenge Owner(s)Intel GrowthX
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Intel GrowthX (XNode)

How can we create digital applications to address data-centric use cases to unlock the value of data, building upon Intel technologies?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype digital solution that builds application cases on Intel’s core technologies such as Core, Atom, RealSense, Optane, FPGA, Movidius, SGX, OneAPI, OpenVINO. The proposed solution should address data-centric needs and provide the following functions: Integration with Intel’s core technologies, direct use access and data-centric capability 

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Challenge Owner(s)Shanghai Juke Biotech Park
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Healthcare & Biomedical

Shanghai Juke Biotech Park (XNode)

How can we leverage on digital technologies to create digital healthcare applications that are scalable and personalised according to patients’ needs? 

What We Are Looking For

A digital prototype solution that addresses real-world needs and provides the following functions: (i) Integration with existing core technologies of future partners, (ii) Distinct use cases with clearly proposed target area, market potential and reach, as well as (iii) Data-centric capability to leverage data to support personalisation.

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Challenge Owner(s)Schweiger & Partners
Industry Types(s)Financial Services

Schweiger & Partners

How might we significantly reduce the effort required to draft a patent application, with priority to simplify the tedious task of describing large numbers of figures of embodiments and putting picture patent claims into written prose language?

What We Are Looking For

A Proof of Concept solution for a digital platform to assist patent professionals in drafting the patent application. The proposal must demonstrate a) the capabilities of the future functional product and b) recommend the best coding environment. This platform should be capable of the following: Capturing the Table of Figures, Write A Figure Description and Picture Claims Conversion.

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

Trinite

How might we provide a subscription-based, intermediary online platform that verifies users’ age and vets all content, so that young users are shielded from most hazardous aspects of online social media and gaming?

What Are We Looking For

A prototype solution that is safe and secure, easily integrated or extended with online gaming platforms for young users. The solution should be able to authenticate members on the platform to allow only young users to interact amongst themselves safely. 

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Challenge Owner(s)Doctor Plus Wellness
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Healthcare & Biomedical

Doctor Plus Wellness

How might we create a digital tool to enhance the experience, accuracy and confidence of tele TCM consultations for the patients and practitioners, integrated with a self-service digital tongue analyser tool?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype plug-and-play integrated digital tongue image capture, analysis and database solution that matches various criteria including: accurate tongue capture, visual tongue representation, intelligent preliminary diagnosis, machine learning engine, integration with clinic’s EMR system, bilingual input options, user friendly interface, lite & mobile friendly solution and data mining and management.

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Challenge Owner(s)Ministry of Law
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

Ministry of Law

How can we allow digital transformation of the licensed moneylending sector whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards to protect persons from being exploited by criminals (e.g. UMLs and scammers)?

What We Are Looking For

A POC solution that will allow secured borrowing from LMLs online. The solution should serve as a tool to protect consumers against criminal groups and provide a secured way for consumers to engage only LMLs. It will allow consumers to verify the authenticity of the LML and for the LML to confirm the identity of the consumer.

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Challenge Owner(s)Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

IMAS

How can we automate the form-filling process for asset management firms in a more accurate and efficient manner? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can (i) automatically extract data fields from the PDF form into a more structured format (e.g. MS Excel) and (ii) using the extracted data, to automatically populate data fields directly onto the OPERA system in subsequent/yearly updates.

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Challenge Owner(s)
Schroders Investment Management, Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

IMAS, Schroders

How might we create a smart document parser to streamline and enhance the process of information extraction and analysis for the financial analysts?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype seamless and user-friendly data parsing and extraction solution specific for the asset management industry that is able to perform most of the following functions including intelligent data extraction, NLP-based financial topic analysis, intelligent data contextualisation, centralised document repository, feedback loop and smart search capabilities.

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Challenge Owner(s)
Nikko Asset Management, Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

IMAS, Nikko Asset Management

How might we better streamline the process to conduct risk assessment of outsourced vendors, to provide a robust platform for internal management of outsourced services while ensuring compliance to outsourcing regulation?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that can digitalise the risk assessment of outsourcing functions across business units and jurisdictions, which should include the following features: Automated workflow management, robust multi-stage review, data visualisation dashboard, resource library and automated information gathering.

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Challenge Owner(s)Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
Industry Types(s)Financial Services

Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)

How can we have consistent and up-to-date measurements of ESG standards and requirements to better equip asset managers to – visibly and with impact – incorporate ESG considerations into investment programs and portfolios? 

What We Are Looking For

A working prototype solution that can support asset managers to effectively manage sustainable investment considerations, which should include one or more of the following features: Automated data gathering, easy search and retrieval library, digital reporting, digital collaboration and sentiment analysis.

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Challenge Owner(s)Global Training Services
Industry Types(s)Education Services

Global Training Services

How might we create an engaging and immersive digital learning experience as well as an easy and efficient way to onboard, process and certify the students?

What We Are Looking For

A prototype digital learning solution / platform to complement existing training courses. These innovative training features will use an error-based learning approach to enable an immersive, engaging and interactive experience. 

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Challenge Owner(s)Genesis Frontier
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Retail

Genesis Frontier

How can we build a digital community platform that leverages on immersive technologies to better engage Animanga customers and retailers, for stronger brand loyalty and product conversions? 

What Are We Looking For

A prototype solution for a digital rewards and loyalty platform utilising immersive technologies, to engage both retailers and end-users for stronger brand loyalty and product conversions.

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Challenge Owner(s)Co+Nut+Ink
Industry Types(s)
Electronics, Food Services, Logistics

Co+Nut+INK

How might we improve the self-service robotic kiosk, to enhance customer experience and optimise sales through data analytics to support global deployment? 

What We Are Looking For

An enhanced intelligent robotic ice cream kiosk prototype that provides improvements such as stronger customer understanding & insights, automated inventory and hardware management and Integrated Marketing & Engagement.

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Challenge Owner(s)Assure General Insurance
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services

Assure General Insurance

How might we better manage and share data across current business operational teams for a more effective and efficient customer experience?

What We Are Looking For

An automated, intelligent front-end digital customer engagement platform that helps AGI create and manage customer relationships and maintain consistent service standards. Potential customers should have a responsive, seamless and personalised service experience that encompasses all communication touchpoints (i.e. web, mobile or phone calls) into a single interface. 

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Challenge Owner(s)National Parks
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics

How might we improve the traceability of pet dogs to effectively identify and trace back to their pet owners easily and accurately?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR

A prototype solution that would enable accurate identification of a licensed dog in Singapore, using current widely available smartphone capabilities. AVS is open to any form of a solution, as long as it can work within the specified parameters. Unique signal and sensor to determine animal identity 

The solution will require a way of accurately linking the dog’s identity to a signal relating to that animal via a commonly access device, such as smartphones.

Currently, this is achieved by a RFID microchip implanted under the skin, which cannot be read by smartphones.

Potential solutions could include: • Next-generation microchip that can be implanted under the animal’s skin and easily read by a smartphone and preferably have a good readability range

Challenge Owner(s)Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Real Estate

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)

How might we create an integrated and sustainable solution that allows the tracking of key indicators, such as footfall and satisfaction, for better quantitative and qualitative insights into placemaking and planning efforts?

What We Are Looking For

URA is seeking a solution that could facilitate a standard approach via common measurements to track place-making efforts across precincts. The solution should also be able to incorporate multiple sources of data to enable actionable recommendations which could inform PBIDs’ initiatives.

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Challenge Owner(s)Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

How might we provide personalised and contextualised information to potential applicants about RSAF’s vocations and application process via an automated solution?

What We Are Looking For

RSAF is seeking an automated solution that could provide personalised information that is contextualised to the needs and specific queries of their applicants. This will help AFRC manage the application process and queries more efficiently and create a better experience for RSAF’s potential applicants.

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

NParks

How might we automatically sense the health of poultry in trucks at a border checkpoint, so that we can effectively manage the biosecurity risk of avian influenza? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype solution that will provide rapid and accurate avian influenza detection and surveillance among the imported poultry population during customs inspection. It will be installed onsite at Tuas Checkpoint.

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Challenge Owner(s)Sentosa Development Corporation
Industry Types(s)Digital/ICT

Sentosa Development Corporation

How might we capture and utilise visitors’ real-time on-island behaviours and profiles, in a non-intrusive way, to delight our guests? 

What We Are Looking For

A prototype data-based solution that can support the team in capturing visitors’ real-time on-island behaviours and profiles. Data gathered should take into consideration the needs of Sentosa’s marketing and operations team in understanding visitors’ profile, preferences and on-island behaviours with better accuracy and speed.

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Challenge Owner(s)Singapore Airlines
Industry Types(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics

Singapore Airlines

How might we enable seamless inflight digital ordering using passenger’s and crew’s existing mobile devices without the need for air-to-ground connectivity?

What We Are Looking For

SIA is seeking a network solution that will enable inflight digital ordering through passenger’s and crew’s existing mobile devices. The solution provider should provide a proof of concept for both the network solution, and how digital ordering could be implemented using that network.

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