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Summation is one of SGInnovate’s talent programme that aims to match top global Talent to exciting Deep Tech projects pioneering cutting edge technologies in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Biotechnology, Quantum Computing, Robotics, and more. 

Through this programme, Talent get unique opportunities to work on exclusive projects building in-demand specialised Deep Tech competencies. The immersive nature of involving talent in key technical roles in projects is invaluable. It provides the talent with the opportunity to develop and impact leading technologies first-hand and contribute to building an exciting Deep Tech scene in Singapore.  

This FAQ is for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or Foreigners studying in Singapore. Please refer to the FAQ for Foreigners if you are an international student, postgraduate, or fresh graduate studying overseas. 


Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents 

Foreigners Studying in Singapore 

  1. Full-time tertiary students or postgraduates from an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL); or 

  1. Fresh graduates who have not graduated for more than a year from an IHL; or 

  1. Graduated earlier from an IHL and completed National Service in 2021 or 2022 

  1. Full-time tertiary students or postgraduates from an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore  

  1. Have not graduated for more than a year from an IHL 



The applicant must be able to showcase relevant skills and knowledge for the project that you apply for, for example: 

  • Academic courses in IHLs 
  • Online courses (e.g. Coursera, Udemy) 
  • Projects (e.g. Github, Stackoverflow) 
  • Working experience (e.g. past internships, part-time, freelance) 
  • Awards and competitions (e.g. Hackathons, Datathons) 


Please refer to our website to see the specific eligibility criteria for the respective projects.  


Infinity Series 


Programme Focus 

Developing tertiary students with key competencies at every stage of the product development lifecycle through core technical roles in areas such as Software Development, Data Engineering, Data Analytics,  

UI / UX design, Product  

Management, etc. 


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Driving full-time students, postgraduates, and fresh graduates with notable skillsets to contribute to the development of cutting-edge Deep Tech projects in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Biotechnology, Quantum Computing, Robotics, etc. 

Talent Eligibility  

Open to full-time students and postgraduates who are: 


  1. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents 

  1. International Students based in Singapore 



Open to full-time students, postgraduates, and fresh graduates (with less than 1 year of working experience)   

who are:  


  1. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents 

  1. Foreigners 


Please refer to the timeline on our website under Summation. No submissions will be accepted after the stipulated deadlines.  

Summation offers projects in Deep Tech areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, IoT, Robotics, Quantum, Biotechnology and more. The Talent will take on technical roles within these project areas.  

No, projects may differ in scope and duration. Please refer to the full list of Deep Tech projects and roles available on our website for more information. 

The programme duration ranges from 3 – 6 months with a minimum commitment of three (3) months full-time equivalent. Actual duration of programme may vary based on role requirements and Talent’s availability.  

In unique circumstances such as foreign students on student visa, a combination of full-time and part-time arrangement equivalent to three (3) months full time stint may be considered (subjected to SGInnovate’s approval). 

Any arrangement after the stipulated duration (6 months) is out of the programme scope. You are free to liaise directly with the organisation. Any arrangement or agreement made would be between both parties only, and not associated with SGInnovate. 

The total package amount varies based on your education level:  

Education Level 

Monthly Total (SGD) 

Undergraduate or graduate^ 


Master’s student or graduate^ 


PhD’s student or graduate^ 


^ Note: Only applicants who graduated within 12 months are eligible to apply 


The system only allows an applicant to edit his/her submission during the draft stage. Once the application form is successfully submitted, edits are no longer allowed.  

Applicants can choose to re-submit another application form. However, only the last application submitted before the deadline will be considered. 

Start dates are flexible and should be agreed upon between the organisation and the Talent prior to signing the agreement. 

Applicants will need to check with their schools on such arrangement. SGInnovate will not be responsible for liaising with the IHLs regarding such arrangements.   

Applications will be evaluated against the respective criteria of the projects they have identified in their preference selections. 

Programming related projects will typically require proficiency in at least one programming language. Apart from technical skills, relevant knowledge and/or experience related to the project will also be taken into consideration. Please refer to this link to see the specific eligibility criteria for the respective projects. 

The shortlisting phase comprises of two stages:  

Stage 1: Technical & cognitive assessments 

There will be several assessments that you will take based on the projects you are shortlisted for. Note that applicants who select only non-coding related projects will not be required to take the technical assessment. 


Stage 2: Interviews 

Shortlisted applicants who successfully passed the technical assessments will be invited to attend interview sessions with the organisations. Organisations will reach out to relevant applicants directly for interview arrangements. The organisations you applied to may administer additional technical assessments during this phase. If the organisation decides to proceed with the applicant, there will be a final round of interview with SGInnovate before any final offers are made.  

Please refer to the timeline on our website under Summation. Applicants will be informed of their application status via email. Shortlisted applicants will receive additional instructions.  

Successful applicants will sign a 3-way contract between you, SGInnovate and the organisation before starting the programme. Start dates will be agreed upon between the applicant and organisation prior to the signing of contract. 

The Talent’s monthly stipend will be paid out fully by the organisation along with the organisation’s monthly payroll.  

No, the Summation Programme is CPF exempted.  

Talent are required to complete feedback forms, training logs, attend planned training workshops and participate in event(s) related to the programme.  

Talent will be awarded with a certificate of participation. Any working agreement (for example, part-time work) beyond the stipulated duration will be arranged directly between the Talent and the organisation. SGInnovate will not be involved.  

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