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Most Recent UP Initiatives

Clean & Green Hackathon 2015

Help make Singapore a truly clean city and a 'Zero Waste Nation' by creating solutions that enable behavioural or mindset change.

Smart Health coLAB

Explore how data, tech and innovative services can drive healthy behaviours and prevent, slow or stop the progression of chronic diseases.

Smart Retail LAB

Hack out the future of Retail by bridging the gap between online and off-line. Satellite event at InnovFest unBound conference.

Smart Nation API coLAB

Discover and learn more than 100 APIs and hack out new API-enabled applications, and network with like-minded tech and data enthusiasts.

Prototype Examples from Past Hackathons

SDI Academy

Team SDI Academy built a web-based service that allows foreign workers to learn English by performing small translation quizzes in their own preferred languages - focussing on conversational English relevant for their living and working in Singapore.

SDI Academy

Runner-up - Manpower Hackathon


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




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