Trade and Connectivity Challenge – 4th Edition

The Trade and Connectivity Challenge (TCC) is back for its fourth edition! Organised by Enterprise Singapore, TCC aims to drive partnerships between corporates and startups or SMEs, to co-create key innovative solutions that address on-the-ground industry needs and boost digital transformation in the trade and connectivity sectors.

The Trade and Connectivity Challenge - 4th Edition will officially be launched on 26 October - stay tuned for the launch and for more information!
A Trade and Connectivity Challenge - 4th Edition Industry Briefing Session will be hosted on 16 November 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (SGT/GMT+8), which features its 6 corporate challenge sponsors, who will share information and insights about the challenge statements. It’s the perfect time for you to get first-hand information about the challenge!

Trade and Connectivity Challenge – 4th Edition

 

Singapore’s strategic location positions it as an ideal hub and a gateway to Southeast Asia and its high-growth consumer market. Our strong trade connections have increasingly opened more doors to business opportunities and has positioned us as the innovation hub for the region.

The Trade and Connectivity Challenge (TCC) is back for its fourth edition! Organised by Enterprise Singapore, TCC aims to drive partnerships between corporates and startups or SMEs, to co-create key innovative solutions that address on-the-ground industry needs and boost digital transformation in the trade and connectivity sectors.

This is a global challenge, and we welcome startups and SMEs from Singapore and beyond to work on the challenge statements that cover emerging topics such as Sustainability and Supply Chain Resilience, along with the areas of Transport & Mobility and Robotics & Automation.

Shortlisted participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, co-develop and pilot solutions with key global and local corporate partners via paid trials. A total prize pool of S$100,000 of grant prizes is made available for TCC - 4th Edition.

(Note: Participation in TCC is only applicable to startups and SMEs which have been incorporated for not more than 10 years.)

 

Trade and Connectivity Challenge – 4th Edition

 

Singapore’s strategic location positions it as an ideal hub and a gateway to Southeast Asia and its high-growth consumer market. Our strong trade connections have increasingly opened more doors to business opportunities and has positioned us as the innovation hub for the region.

The Trade and Connectivity Challenge (TCC) is back for its fourth edition! Organised by Enterprise Singapore, TCC aims to drive partnerships between corporates and startups or SMEs, to co-create key innovative solutions that address on-the-ground industry needs and boost digital transformation in the trade and connectivity sectors.

This is a global challenge, and we welcome startups and SMEs from Singapore and beyond to work on the challenge statements that cover emerging topics such as Sustainability and Supply Chain Resilience, along with the areas of Transport & Mobility and Robotics & Automation.

Shortlisted participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, co-develop and pilot solutions with key global and local corporate partners via paid trials. A total prize pool of S$100,000 of grant prizes is made available for TCC - 4th Edition.

(Note: Participation in TCC is only applicable to startups and SMEs which have been incorporated for not more than 10 years.)

 
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Challenge Areas

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Challenge Statements

Have an innovative solution addressing one or more of the challenge areas below? We want to hear from you!

 

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Sustainability

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Supply Chain Resilience

03

Transport & Mobility

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Robotics & Automation

 

Corporate Challenge Sponsors

 
 

Timeline Overview

  • Application Phase

    26 Oct 2022 - 1 Mar 2023

    Register and submit your proposal!

  • 1st Shortlisting

    2 Mar 2023 - 23 Mar 2023

    Up to three startups from each challenge statement will be shortlisted.

  • Mentor Roundtables

    27 Mar 2023 - 8 May 2023

    Selected startups will be matched with mentors to receive feedback and advice.

  • 2nd Shortlisting

    9 May 2023 - 30 May 2023

    The top startups from each challenge statement will be selected as finalists.

  • Pitch Day

    6 Jul 2023

    Finalists to pitch virtually to the jury panel and the winners will be selected.

Prizes

The Grand Winner of TCC - 4th Edition
can win a Startup SG Grant of up to S$30,000
 

The Commendation Winners of TCC - 4th edition
can win a Startup SG Grant for up to $20,000
 

The Merit Winner of TCC - 4th Edition
can win a Startup SG Grant for up to $10,000
 

The startups matched with corporates will have the opportunity to collaborate and co-develop and pilot solutions with our corporate challenge sponsors (paid trials/POCs).

Shortlisted startups will have the opportunity to collaborate with our corporate challenge sponsors and co-develop and pilot solutions via paid trials.

Final Event (Pitch Day)

The Trade & Connectivity Challenge – 4th Edition’s Final will be a hybrid event held on 6 July 2023.

Challenge finalists will have five minutes to pitch their solutions to a panel of industry experts, followed by a five-minute Q&A session for judges to engage with the startups and gain a more complete understanding of the solutions.

Challenge winners will stand to receive attractive prizes, mentorship from and opportunities to collaborate with established corporate partners.