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SMRT-NTU Corporate Innovation Challenge 2019

Feb 22 - Apr 10 | Singapore

Powering Innovation In Urban Mobility

About this Program

You can help our trains run better
Hear about maintenance challenges to test your ingenuity
Tap your entrepreneurial drive to find new markets for our NTU Train-Inventions

Ideate and solve real industry problems while gaining exposure and mentorship by industry experts. Undergo a month long of coaching sessions to develop your idea into a conceivable and realistic proposal. The winners stand to win up to $6,000 cash prizes in total!

Sign up now as an individual or as a team of up to 4 team members.

Open to all NTU, SMU & SUTD students.

Should you have any queries on the Challenge, please contact us at

Roadshow @ NTU
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm
Venue: South Spine Concourse

Briefing Session @ SMRT Bishan Depot
Sign up now and join us for a briefing session at SMRT Bishan Depot to learn more about the challenge and our operations.
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (1st session) OR 4:00pm - 6:00pm (2nd session)
Venue: SMRT Bishan Depot
Complimentary two-way shuttle bus from NTU/Bishan MRT to SMRT Bishan Depot (and vice versa).
- NTU Pickup point: Shuttle bus will depart NTU Carpark F, outside N4.1 (School of MSE) at 1pm (1st session) and 3pm (2nd session).
- Bishan MRT Pickup point: Shuttle bus will depart Bishan MRT Exit D Pickup point at 1.40pm (1st session) and 3.40pm (2nd session).

Key dates
Registration deadline: Wednesday, 27 February
Briefing session @ SMRT Bishan Depot: Friday, 1 March
Ideation and Mentorship: March
Finals: Early April

About SMRT
SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport service provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, the Circle Line, the Thomson East-Coast Line (operational in 2019) and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. We have set our core values to be Integrity, Service and Excellence, and commit SMRT to providing safe, reliable and comfortable service for our commuters. To learn more, visit

About Momentum
Momentum is the Corporate Venture arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd. We partner our Business Units to pilot innovative technologies and business models to drive innovation in urban transportation. We invest in early stage start-ups that are strategic and potentially transformational for the Group. Our focus areas are in deep technology and engineering, new transport technology, and improving commuter experience. To learn more, visit

About NTUitive
NTUitive is the Innovation and Enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). It supports NTU’s mission to develop an innovative ecosystem to encourage innovation, foster entrepreneurship and facilitate the commercialisation of research. NTUitive is responsible for managing the intellectual property assets of the University and to help take technology from the lab to the marketplace. Its activities are intended to translate the outcome of research efforts into economic benefits and improve people’s lives. To learn more, visit


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