Tech Factor Challenge 2016
  • Registration
    01 Sep - 10 Oct 2016
  • Pre-Qualifying Round
    10 - 14 Oct 2016
  • Qualifying Round
    05 / 06 Dec 2016
  • Semi-Finals
    30 / 31 Mar 2017
  • Final Judging
    15 Sep 2017
  • Awards Ceremony
    28 Sep 2017

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Our pioneer generation and baby boomers have worked hard to build the Singapore you know today.

Now how can we help them Age-in-Place?
Put your engineering skills to the test and make a difference in their lives.

Register & submit your proposals by 10 Oct 2016.

TECH FACTOR CHALLENGE 2016

The main theme for Tech Factor Challenge 2016 is: Aging-in-Place.
You may choose between these 2 challenge categories:

SENIOR INVENTORS SERIES

Seeking silverpreneurs, the tinkerers and the highly experienced! Form a team with at least half of the members aged 55 years & above and participate in the Senior Inventors Series.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Aging-in-Place Workshop

Up to S$24,000 Seed Fund & Prototype Fund

Entrepreneurship Opportunity

Access to IDA Labs

Technical & Clinical Mentors

Test-bedding Opportunities

ST Electronics' IoT Platform for usage

Up to S$300,000 for 4 Winners

OUR EXPERT MENTORS

Dr Wee Shiou Liang

Deputy Director
& Frailty Research Program Lead,
Geriatric Education and Research Institute

Alexandra Health System

Dr Wee's areas of research are in aged and integrated care, program evaluation, nutrition and exercise science. Formally the Head of Research at the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), he developed research capability and collaborations in aged and integrated care. Dr Wee is particularly interest in multi-disciplinary research collaboration to strengthen health-social system capability to help older people age in place.

Mr. Desmond Tong

Senior Prosthetist & Orthotist

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Mr. Desmond Tong is a Senior Prosthetist/Orthotist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Foot Care & Limb Design Centre and has been an amputee since 17 years ago. He specialises in prosthetics and orthotics design, fabrication of custom-made devices and provides related patient care. Desmond works closely on a daily basis with the elderly group to assist them in resuming mobility after impairment. He is also involved in the hospital-level amputee care stream programme and volunteers in the amputee support group.

Mr. Huang Chee Thong

Engineering Director, E&T

ST Electronics
(Training & Simulation Systems)

Chee Thong designed, built and maintained simulators for the last 15 years. He is adept in solving problems innovatively and improvising quickly to solve challenges that arise.

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Smart Nation Singapore