Pitch your Innovative Business Plan to Asia's Leading Corporate and Government Agencies

Organised by the Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this biennial competition, named after Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, aims to motivate participants through his legacy of passion and innovation towards building a resilient society. York University students are invited to participate in this competition which is an excellent opportunity for young minds to design and build solutions for some of the most pressing challenges of this century. 

The theme of the competition this year is 'Reimagine Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities' and is focused around ideas on sustainable urban innovations. The competition has in the past attracted students with pioneering ideas from across the world, and the 9th edition saw close to 2,000 global participants with 550 submissions from 310 participating universities across 68 countries. 

For the 10th edition, fifty shortlisted teams will be invited to Singapore on an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the Global Young Innovators’ Summit on 16-19 March and the grand finals on the 20 March. Up to S$1 million cash, investment and in-kind prizes is to be won. Shortlisted teams will participate in networking events, fireside chats, office hours, and events featuring prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Asia. Finalists will gain direct access to acclaimed mentors and visit key innovation hotspots in Singapore.

The competition is now open for submissions until 17 November 2019. We look forward to your students’ participation.

For more information, visit https://www.smu.edu.sg/lky/