HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Be exposed to more opportunities and perks:
Access to educational programmes, workshops and learning opportunities
Dedicated mentorships from experienced industry players
Support to set up your business locally
Grants and investment opportunities
Gain local and overseas market access
See your solutions implemented
Landing pad & incubation spaces
Get exposed to business networks and events
Job opportunities with partnering companies
BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
ideasinc is open to all age 18 years old and above. One member of the team must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. All participants shall form a team of 3 individuals.
Teams which consist of a pre-existing business entity must not be registered / incorporated for more than 3 years.
Teams shortlisted as finalists (top 30 teams), whom are not already registered business entities, are to register or incorporate a registered business entity based on the submitted proposal before the semi-finals.
Teams with first-time entrepreneurs, who are Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident, can also apply for the Startup SG Founder grant through NTUitive , Teams with an NTU Student/ Staff/ Alumni as a member can also apply for NTUitive's MDT grant. Find out more here.TERMS & CONDITIONS
Singapore was built by resilient and industrious people and our response to COVID-19 has demonstrated this. Businesses need to innovate to continue functioning in challenging circumstances. Work needs to be reimagined and reinvented using contemporary technologies.
Pushing alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ideasinc 2020 looks for challenges and solutions in the areas of crisis prevention, building a city of resilience and environmental sustainability.
Pick ONE CHALLENGE, identify the problem, and propose a viable solution in the context of Singapore.
THEME ONE: CRISIS PREVENTION AND BUILDING A CITY OF RESILIENCE
Good health and well-being
Prevent and/or fight communicable diseases
Promote mental health
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Effective and efficient transportation and logistics services (to facilitate the flow of people, goods, services and ideas)
Robust information and communication infrastructure to improve citizens’ quality of life and livability
THEME TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Responsible consumption and production
Build a zero waste nation by reducing e-waste, plastic and packaging, or food waste
Control toxic industrial waste
Water and / or energy efficiency
Combat climate action
Reduce carbon emissions in transport or buildings
The first round of selection will be based on the NABC approach:
NEED - What are the customer and market needs?
APPROACH - What is your unique approach?
BENEFIT - What are the benefits for stakeholders?
COMPETITION - How do the benefits compare to the competition?
IDEASINC 2020 - PROGRAMME
26 MAY – 26 JULY
ANNOUNCEMENT - TOP 60 TEAMS
WORKSHOPS & MENTORSHIPS
* Content Workshops: Business Model Canvas, Market Sizing, Competitive Analysis, Product Market Fit, Revenue Model & Digital Marketing * Challenge Workshops with Subject Experts * Consultation with ideasinc's team
ANNOUNCEMENT - TOP 30 TEAMS
WORKSHOPS & MENTORSHIPS
* Content Workshops: Fundraising 101, Persuasive Selling and Pitching techniques * Dedicated mentorship from Industry experts
SEMI-FINALS - PITCHING DAY
FINAL PRESENTATION DAY
* All dates are subject to change