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Urban Prototyping (UP) Singapore

UP Singapore is a ground-up innovation platform that makes creative use of technology and data to improve our urban environments. Since the first UP Singapore in June 2012, we have launched a series of weekend-long competitions tackling issues ranging from environmental protection and energy efficiency to workplace health and diabetes as well as empowering marginalized women.  These events have generated nearly 100 prototypes more than a dozen of which are in active development.

UP Singapore brings together a diverse and active community including developers, designers, entrepreneurs, professionals and experts and fosters collaborations between different community, government, corporate and NGO groups.

As part of UP Singapore, organisations from both the public and private sector contributed to a unique and unprecedented data sandbox, providing opportunities to learn, create value and discover possibilities for new open-data ecosystems and economies.

Learn more about UP Singapore here or watch the video from our first event:

PAST EVENTS

STARHUB “ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS MADE EASY” HACKATHON | Nov 2013

StarHub organised the ‘Enterprise Communications Made Easy’ Hackathon on Saturday, 16th November, 2013 in partnership with UP Singapore. The hackathon brought together 100 participants including engineers, designers, developers and students, who were among the first in Singapore to use and create applications using the SmartFoundry telephony API. In just seven hours, 14 teams turned their great ideas into working prototypes and presented them to an audience and a panel of judges.

CLEAN & GREEN 2 HACKATHON | Nov 2013
Clean & Green 2
The Clean & Green Hackathon, organised by the National Environment Agency, in partnership with UP Singapore was a 2 day hackathon that brought together more than 200 participants over the weekend of 8th to 10th November, including a pre-hackathon workshop on 6th November to create solutions to better conserve and protect our environment under the four main themes of Air Quality, Dengue Prevention, Public Cleanliness & Recycling. A total of 15 prototypes were created in just 48 hours, totalling over 2000 hours of work.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR EVERYONE HACKATHON | Sep 2013

Organised by UP Singapore and co-sponsored by the Energy Market Authority and Singapore Power, E3(Energy Efficiency for Everyone) Hackathon was a 2-day hackathon held from Sep 27-29, 2013, attracting over 150 participants over the weekend who came together to contribute to energy consumption reduction and energy efficiency in Singapore. A total of 18 prototypes were created in just 48 hours, totalling over 3000 hours of work.

DATA IN THE CITY HACKATHON | Aug 2013
Data In the City Hackathon
Organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), ‘Data in the City’ was a 2-day Hackathon held from Aug 23 – 25, 2013, in partnership with UP Singapore. Attracting over 150 participants over the weekend, the hackathon encouraged use of open data to create solutions for urban problems under the themes of Optimized Mobility, Social & Public Safety, Smart Buildings and People. A total of 18 prototypes were created in just 48 hours, totalling over 3000 hours of work.

ACTIVE AGEING HACKATHON | Aug 2013
Active Ageing Hackathon

Active Ageing was organized by UP Singapore from 17th to 19th May 2013, in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and StarHub Community. Over 100 participants attended this event and in just 48 hours, 14 teams came up with original prototypes help seniors lead healthy, active and independent lives as they age.

CLEAN & GREEN HACKATHON | April 2013

The Clean & Green Hackathon was organized by the National Environment Agency in collaboration with Newton Circus. Over 200 participants attended this event and in just 48 hours, 21 teams came up with original prototypes to help make Singapore more sustainable.

Asean startup
Clean & Green Hackathon 2013

Wild Singapore News
‘Hackathon’ to help keep Singapore clean and green

Eco Business
‘Hackathon’ to help keep Singapore clean and green

 

REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT HACKATHON | January 2013

Over 120 people attended the UP Environment Hackathon, totaling over 2000 hours of work. All of the teams came up with very creative ways to reduce our environmental impact and promote behaviour change. Read more about this exciting hackathon in these features :

e2Singapore
Hackathon as a Means to Reduce Our Environmental Impact

ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND HACKATHON | December 2012

Over 150 people attended the UP AGF Hackathon, totaling over 3000 hours of work.The teams brainstormed and built prototypes to help single moms and ex-offenders. Read more about this exciting hackathon in these features :

ChannelNewsAsia
More support on the way for local social enterprises

XinMSN.com
More support on the way for local social enterprises

TechInAsia
Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon to Hit Singapore in December

Web 2.0 Asia Blog
Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon to Hit Singapore in December

Yahoo! Finance
Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon to Hit Singapore in December

SGEntrepreneurs
The Arthur Guinness Fund in Singapore

Yahoo! Malaysia
Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon to Hit Singapore in December

inSing.com
Be Part of the First-Ever Arthur Guinness Fund™ Hackathon

SG Entrepreneurs
Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon: Empowering Marginalised Women

 

 

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