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IMDA COVID-19 & Beyond - Innovation for Social Good

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Global innovation challenge for digital solutions to impact the most vulnerable social groups affected by COVID-19 and win up to SGD 90,000.

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Bringing you the COVID-19 & Beyond – Innovation For Social Good Challenge to support the community in co-creating impactful and lasting digital solutions in these troubled times.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation and coming together for this initiative with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), GlobalSign.In, Golden Energy and Resources Ltd (GEAR), and ABM Media.

Open to professionals, startups, and SMEs across the world, tackle one or more of these challenges with our problem statement owners:

The Challenges

Neighbourhood Communities - Enhance a culture of support within neighbourhoods and promote trust and support for vulnerable communities.

Migrant Workers Access - Access accurate and timely information on healthcare, food, working rights, shelter and mental health support for migrant workers.

Food Rescue - Create food rescue ecosystems that coordinate the food industry, charities and supporting industries to minimise food wastage.

Supply Chain Resources - Transform the supply chain into more adaptive, sustainable business models that also meet the demands of societal needs in deeper public-private partnerships.

Workforce Optimisation - Optimise operations across markets and regions to support workforce testing while minimising disruption to business operations.

Community Engagement - Coordinate stakeholders and skills-based volunteering on a single platform where sponsored resources and impact can be accounted and measured.

What are the awards?

  • Finalists team can gain access to business and tech mentors, design thinking consultants as well as prototyping equipment and usability testing lab in IMDA's Singapore innovation facility, PIXEL.
  • Finalists for each challenge will receive SGD 4,500 to kickstart prototype development.
  • Final winners will be contacted directly by problem statement owners to receive further awards of SGD 10,500.

APPLICATION PHASE: Closing June 5th 2020 (16:00 GMT+8)

  1. Sign up on the platform.
  2. Create a participation on behalf of your startup, SME, or as a professional individual.
  3. Complete and submit your ~15-slide PDF by the deadline.
    • Include an optional short video to introduce yourself and/or your company.

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COVID-19 is a pandemic that has just exposed the weakest points in every country, including Singapore. Without immediate intervention to curb this shock to the most vulnerable social groups, the social costs of this outbreak would be drastic and irreversible in the short and medium-terms
We hope that this effort sets the pace for social-minded groups to come forward with their innovative ideas to address some of the biggest social challenges and issues post the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact wayne@agorize.com or discover more at the platform.

Innovate for social good. Together, we can get through this.

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