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Most Recent UP Initiatives

NEA Clean & Green Hackathon 2014

Generate new ideas to minimise food and plastic waste at home and to make our hawker centres ‘smarter’.

SingTel Accelerator Challenge

Access SingTel APIs and develop innovative apps or services around the two themes: Consumer Lifestyle and Internet of Things.

“Data in the City” Visualisation Challenge

Celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday by telling your Singapore Story through creative use and visualisation of data. In support of SG50.

Prototype Examples from our past Hackathons


Based on image processing, speech recognition, and audio and voice synthesis, the technology combines sounds and touch to replace vision in an intuitive manner


Jumpstart Grant Winner - Enabling Community coLAB 2014

Project Timelord

An online tool that helps people find accommodation that optimizes the commute to their workplace and helps businesses find an optimal location for their office/store.

Project Timelord

Winner - GeoHackathon 2014

Heritage Craft

Team Heritage Craft used the elements of the popular mobile game, Minecraft, as ‘building blocks’ to recreate Chinatown. The result is a fun, engaging and interactive experience.

Heritage Craft

Best Design Winner - Chinatown coLAB 2014




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