Frequently Asked Questions
Registration & Proposal Submission
Signup for an account at https://iot2018.innovation-challenge.sg/user/register and register to attend the briefing session on the 14 November 2018 at https://iot2018.innovation-challenge.sg/innovation-call/industry-briefing
Read the Challenge Statements for Aztech at https://iot2018.innovation-challenge.sg/innovation-call/challenges-aztech and those for Singtel at https://iot2018.innovation-challenge.sg/innovation-call/challenges-singtel
Decide on the Challenge Statement that you would like to work on and start drafting your Project Proposals!
Submit your Project Proposals at the respective Challenge Statement pages by clicking on the "Apply" Button
Proposal Submission closes on 31 Dec 2018, 23:59hrs.
Local Start-ups, SMEs, Tertiary students from local IHLs above 18 years old can participate in this innovation challenge.
Participants are allowed to submit more than one proposal. However, each entry must be submitted online separately.
Inventors are advised to protect their Intellectual Property (IPs) before entering the IoT Innovation Challenge. Please inform the organiser if you are in the process of IP filing so that we will take note when announcing the final results to the public.
We are students from a tertiary institution and our project has received funding from our school. Are we still eligible to participate?
Funding from tertiary institutions are allowed, on the condition that the students are still enrolled in the school.
We are a team of final year tertiary students. Are we allowed to concurrently work on this as our final year project?
Yes, you can enter the proposal to be used in your Final Year Projects in this competition. Participants will be required to incorporate a company in order to receive the ESG's funding.
Yes, you can. However, local start-ups will have to fulfil the following criteria to be eligible:
- Minimum 30% shares of the Company owned by Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents.
- Less than 5 years of operations
- Annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million
- Group employment of below 200 employees
Yes, you can source for external sponsorship for software/firmware/hardware components, or more funding to build your prototypes. Please note that IP rights should be retained by the team.
You will not be allowed to enter the same solution into other competitions.
Teams are allowed to refine their solutions. However, the key objective of the solution and the problem that the proposal aims to solve should not change.
Prototyping and Testing
Our corporate partners will facilitate testbedding. Details will be announced at a later date on the innovation challenge portal.
Yes, participants can make use of other technical resources, e.g. electronic assembly and fabrication services, in building the minimum viable product (MVP). However, entries must be participants' own original proposals; any form of plagiarism will be rejected.
Eligibility for receiving the prize money
- Be a business entity that is registered and operating in Singapore; and
- Have a minimum of 30% of ordinary shares held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) / Singapore PR(s)
- Group annual sales turnover of $100 million or less, or group employment of up to 200 employees
Judging of the proposals submitted and during prototype demonstration will be based on creativity, originality, market potential, presentation, prototype status and demonstration.
The judging panel comprises representatives from ESG, IPI, NYP, and our corporate sponsors.
Internet of Things Platform
Participants are free to choose from the various IoT platforms, chipsets and sensors available from the market.
Singtel can provide time bound SIM cards to participants chosen to go into prototyping phase
Devices or gateways will not be provided. Participants will have to prepare their own.