"We believe that this (Summation Programme) is a significant initiative in drawing young talent to the deep tech space and an important step towards developing their interest in the industry."- Li Guangda, CTO & Co-Founder, ViSenze
"SGInnovate has provided me the opportunity to connect with institutions in Singapore that are experts in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Vision, and learn how I might apply my expertise to create impact in real world situations."- Gabriel Wong, SUTD student and Summation Programme Round 1 apprentice
In mathematics, summation (Σ) is the addition of a sequence of numbers, the result being their sum or total. Σ is SGInnovate’s apprenticeship opportunity developed with the summation theory in mind -
to transform students’ experience, knowledge and skills gained over the years, culminating into a “total”; an application of what was learnt before entering the workplace.
Over 3-6 months, a curated pool of students in multiple disciplines from local and overseas Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will be placed within a selected number of Singapore's promising deep tech organisations.
∑ is more than just an internship. Students will partner experienced software and engineering professionals to embark on innovative and exciting projects focusing on deep tech such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and blockchain with the aim of helping organisations solve real world issues.
∑ will enable students to gain invaluable feedback and mentorship during this apprenticeship journey, while providing them an opportunity to hone and test their skills – to be better at their game.
This is also a fantastic opportunity for startups and organisations to work with the best students equipped with strong deep tech skills. The organisations’ ability to attract top talent lies in their ability to offer apprentices an enriching learning experience through meaningful mentorship and impactful projects.
Receive a monthly award of up to SGD$2,000 from SGInnovate in addition to a minimum monthly stipend of SGD$1,000. Overseas students are also eligible for reimbursement of lodging and travel expenses.
Work on exciting deep tech projects utilising technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and blockchain across various industries.
Rewarding Learning Experience with Mentorship
A great opportunity to hone and test your skills, under the guidance of a highly skilled technical mentor.
If you are a student seeking
apprenticeship in deep tech fields
Build your organisation's brand name while gaining access to top talent from reputable IHLs globally.
Bring in fresh perspectives and energetic students to test out new ideas or roles in your organisation.
Attract top talent with an award of up to SGD$2,000/month from SGInnovate, in addition to the stipend provided by your organisation.
Project Submission (16th May to 22nd Jun 2018)
Online registration opens for organisations to submit project proposals.
Project Review(25th Jun to 13th Jul 2018)
All projects will be reviewed and SGInnovate will notify selected organisations.
Application(23rd Jul to 31st Aug 2018)
Online registration opens for students to apply for the programme and select projects.
Shortlisting and Technical
Assessment of Apprentices(10th Sep to 11th Sep 2018)
Shortlisted students will be informed to proceed with their technical assessments and interviews (Interviews will be held from 24th Sep - 28th Sep 2018).
Results of Offer(1st Oct to 13th Oct 2018)
Placements are awarded and apprentices are notified.
Start of Summation
Programme(Dec 2018 / Jan 2019)
Commencement of apprenticeship for 3 - 6 months.