Singtel Innov8 Connect Programme 2018 for start-ups with innovative products and services (up to S$75,000 in funding )

Applications are now open for the Singtel Innov8 Connect Programme that brings start-ups and Singtel together to create innovative solutions for business challenges faced by the Singtel Group. By participating in this programme, applicants will be playing a leading role in solving real-world issues faced by consumers and businesses. Through Singtel Innov8 Connect Programme, applicants will have the opportunity to test drive their products and solutions with Singtel Group and leverage Singtel Innov8’s global partnerships and extensive connections in Southeast Asia. This will enable them to access more markets and gain valuable exposure, which can fuel their business growth. The programme will also open the door to future collaboration opportunities with Singtel’s operating businesses.

Singtel Innov8 Connect Programme is a gateway for start-ups to tap on the resources and expertise of the Singtel Group, while enabling the Group to gain access to emerging technologies. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that can lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital services and enablers to enhance customer experience.

Application Deadline: August 5,2018

How it works

Brief: Singtel Innov8 will publish briefs detailing various business challenges.

Connect: Start-ups with relevant solutions are welcomed to submit their applications.

Pitch:Selected start-ups will then be invited to pitch to a panel of management representatives from the Singtel Group.

Collabolate : Successful start-ups will be chosen to work with Singtel to trial its solution.

Eligibility 

  • Singtel Innov8 Connect Programme welcome start-ups with innovative products and services to apply.
  • To be eligible for the programme, applicant’s start-up should be a legally incorporated entity, with product(s) or service(s) that are ready to be launched within six months.
  • There are no restrictions on the locality of applicant’s start-up. As long as applicant’s business meets the eligibility criteria, applicants are welcome to apply for the programme.

Projects

  • IoT Security
  • IoT Solutions for Smart Public Infrastructure
  • IoT Solutions for Smart Urban and Utilities
  • IoT Solutions for Transportation
  • Smart In-Home Identification and Localisation Solutions
  • Next-Generation Consumer Health and Fitness

Funding

  • Start-ups get to collaborate directly with Singtel to create innovative solutions for business challenges faced by the Singtel Group.
  • Selected start-ups will receive up to S$75,000 to test and validate their solutions with Singtel Group.
  • Successful solutions may lead to commercialisation with the Singtel Group, providing start-ups access to the Group’s customer base.
  • Start-ups will also have the opportunity to leverage Singtel Innov8’s deep connections in Southeast Asia and its global partnerships to gain exposure to more market access opportunities.
  • Selected start-ups will receive up to S$75,000 to test and validate their solutions with Singtel Group.

Application

Start-ups with relevant innovative technology or solutions are invited to submit their applications through the Singtel Innov8 Connect website.

 

The key objective of the application form is to provide all information needed of your start-up, including your team profile and how your solutions fit the project requirements.

You are not obliged to reveal proprietary technologies or confidential information as part of your application.

Shortlisted start-ups will showcase and pitch their solutions to Singtel Innov8 and Singtel Group’s operating businesses. They will also be required to enter into a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Singtel Group.

For more information,please visit innov8connect.com

About the provider

Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, invests in and partners with innovative tech start-ups worldwide. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. Beyond funding, Singtel Innov8 is a gateway for start-ups to tap on the resources and expertise of the Singtel Group, while enabling the Group to gain access to emerging technologies. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that can lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital services and enablers to enhance customer experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel Innov8 also has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

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