Huawei Tech4City Competition Returns For 2023 Run, $15,000 Grand Prize for Winners
[Singapore, 14 Apr, 2023] – Huawei announced the launch of the Tech4City Competition 2023, Huawei Singapore’s flagship ideation competition that seeks to empower youths to build the Singapore of tomorrow through technological innovation. From today till 23 July, youths aged 18 to 35 can register for the competition in teams of two to four members, for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $15,000 in cash.
Tech4City presents an array of opportunities for young talents to develop their ideas and expertise through networking sessions, internships, and skill-enhancing programmes. This initiative underscores Huawei’s commitment to nurturing talents in support of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. Tech4City is also organised in support of the national Digital for Life (DfL) movement, which brings together Singaporeans to embrace digital learning and help one another use digital technologies to enrich their daily lives.
“Digitalisation has always been at the forefront of advocating change and improving lives and livelihoods, it will continue to be a driving force behind Singapore’s economic growth, and create exciting opportunities. “ said Mr Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International, “this is why Huawei initiated the Tech4City Competition from 2022 to encourage local talents, and young innovators to join hands, to build tailored solutions for a myriad of real-world problems, and to contribute together for a more inclusive and forward-looking Singapore’s growth story.”
Huawei has been working closely with various industry verticals to accelerate digital transformation and contribute to digital economy in Singapore. Tech4City Competition is part of Huawei's efforts to encourage Singapore youths to make use of cutting-edge technology to build a better society for the future. This is also in line with Singapore’s vision towards a digital inclusive society, ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to embrace the digital-first world.”
Building from last year’s themes, Tech4City 2023 will focus on amalgamating technological enhancement with creating social impact for more productive and sustainable practices in five key areas: Well-being, Learning, Mobility, Finance and Energy.
Following the application phase, there will be a semi-final round featuring 16 shortlisted teams, when mentors will be assigned to coach the teams. The next video submission deadline will be on 20 August 2023, after which the Top 8 finalists will be announced.
The Final Round of Tech4City 2023 will be held in September, when the Top 8 teams will pitch their solutions to the competition’s advisory council to vie for the cash prizes of $15,000 (Grand Prize), $8,000 (Second Prize), $5,000 (Third Prize) and $1,000 (Consolation Prizes for top 4 to 8 teams). There will also be an additional cash prize of $3,000 for the best innovation in mobility, sponsored by SBS Transit.
The dialogue session held on April 13, 2023
Participants can also look forward to a series of monthly dialogues organised by Huawei, with industry experts, academia, and professionals sharing their insights and knowledge with the teams before the proposal submission deadline on 23 July 2023.
To build a more vibrant ecosystem for youths and enable them to create social impact, the Tech4City Community has expanded its group of partners to include Government agencies Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Health Promotion Board (HPB); Industry partners such as SBS Transit, SGTech, and SingHealth; Knowledge partners including Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, NUS Enterprise, SMU College of Integrative Studies (CIS), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD); and Community partners including Business China and Global Green Economic Foundation.
Tech4City Competition 2023 Submission Criteria
• Aged 18 to 35 years old • Submission as a team of 2 to 4 persons
• Original proposal detailing problem statement, research insights, solution, execution plan and social value based on themes • Able to attend the onsite final pitch in Singapore on Sep 2023
For more information on Huawei Tech4City Competition 2023, visit https://www.tech4city.sg/
About Digital for Life movement:
A Digital Future for All – In our increasingly digital world, everyone can play a part to help create a more inclusive digital future. The DfL national movement, launched by President Halimah Yacob on 8 February 2021, aims to galvanise the community across the 3Ps (Private, Public and People) to help Singaporeans embrace digital as a lifelong pursuit and enrich lives through digital technology. The DfL fund was also set up to support projects and activities promoting digital inclusion, digital literacy and digital wellness. Learn more about the DfL movement at https://digitalforlife.gov.sg