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Summation is one of SGInnovate’s talent programmes 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 gets 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 only for international students or fresh graduates studying overseas. 

If you are a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or Foreigner studying in Singapore, please refer to the FAQ for Local Students and Fresh Graduates.  

All international students and fresh graduates must satisfy the Work Holiday Pass criteria

  • You must be a student or graduate aged 18 to 25 from a university in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States with a strong technical background  

  • Additionally, your university needs to be recognised by the government of the respective ten (10) countries  

  • For undergraduates: you have been a resident and a full-time student at the university for at least three (3) months before applying for the pass 

  • For graduates: you were a resident and a full-time student at the university and have not graduated for more than a year. 

  • Please refer here to check your eligibility as it will determine whether you are allowed to work in Singapore 

  • If you do not meet the above criteria for a Work Holiday Pass, you must be a postgraduate with a strong technical background 

  • Due to the COVID-19 Border Restrictions, only applicants who have successfully attained a work visa and is able to work physically in Singapore will be considered. Generally, remote working is not allowed under the programme. Special arrangements will only be made on a case-by-case basis. Interested applicants may send in their inquiries to [email protected] 


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.  



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. The actual duration of the programme may vary based on role requirements and the Talent’s availability. 


In unique circumstances such as foreign students on a student visa, a combination of full-time and part-time arrangements equivalent to three (3) months full-time stint may be considered (subject 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 the applicant’s education level:  


^ Note: 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. 

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