SGInnovate: Venture catalysts for deep tech, research based start-ups in Singapore

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We take your privacy seriously and are committed to providing a safe online experience.  We believe in being transparent about our practices, which is why we have provided this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use and disclose your information.

  1. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

    This Site automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page(s) requested.

    By providing your personal information to us, whether or not through the Site, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    We may collect, use and/or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

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    3. to offer you a more individualised environment in connection with your use of the Site;

    4. to allow us to interact with you via social media platforms;

    5. for internal administrative and management purposes;

    6. to contact you regarding any complaints, feedback, queries or requests;

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    8. to facilitate investigations into any suspicious or illegal activity on the Site;

    9. for data aggregation and analytics;

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    We may disclose your personal information to our partners whom we have engaged to provide our services, to maintain this Site or to protect the security or integrity of this Site and our databases. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such partners do not use your personal information for a purpose other than the purposes for which the personal information were originally given.

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  2. Cookies

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  3. Web Beacons

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  4. Confidentiality

    Save where expressly provided herein, we will not reveal to any person, firm or company any confidential information which may come to our knowledge hereunder and shall keep with complete secrecy the personal information provided by you and shall not use or attempt to use any such personal information in any manner without your permission. These restrictions shall cease to apply to information or knowledge which may come into the public domain other than as a result of any act or breach of this Privacy Policy by us.

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  6. Security of Your Personal Information

    Where appropriate, we use available technology to protect the security of communications made through the Site. However, as no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk. We do not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transaction and other communications made through the Site.

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  7. Third Party Websites

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  8. Applicable Law

    The terms in this Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore.

  9. Modification

    The terms of this Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time. All changes will be posted on this page, and your access or use of the Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Privacy Policy and all of the changes. You should therefore read this page carefully each time you visit the Site.

  10. Terms of Use

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Please read the Terms of Use contained herein carefully. By accessing and using any part of the website (“Site”), you shall be deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use the Site. Any continued access or use of the Site (whether this time or in future) will imply that you have accepted these Terms of Use.

  1. General

    These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time. All changes will be posted on this page, and your access or use of the Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. You should therefore read this page carefully each time you visit the Site.

  2. Proprietary Rights

    The Site is owned and operated by Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd (“SGInnovate", "we", "our" or "us").

    The materials located on this Site and on our social media channels, including the information, images, videos as well as any software programs available on or through the Site (collectively “Content”), are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. Unless expressly stated, all rights, title, benefit and interest in the Content are owned by, licensed to or controlled by SGInnovate.

  3. Restrictions on Use of Content

    All information made available on this Site are property of SGInnovate and may not be disclosed, disseminated, or distributed to any unauthorized party.

    You may not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site.

    Except as otherwise permitted by us, you shall not hyperlink, reproduce, retransmit, disseminate, sell, distribute, republish, broadcast, circulate or commercially exploit any part of this Site or the Content in any manner for any public or commercial purpose without our express written consent. We shall have the discretion to consent, grant or refuse at our sole discretion and may impose terms and conditions to be adhered to arising from the written request.

    Modification of any of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose will be a violation of copyright and other intellectual property rights of SGInnovate. Graphics and images on the Site are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without the written permission of their respective copyright owners and SGInnovate.

    You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation of the Site.

  4. Other Restrictions on Use of Site

    You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any SGInnovate server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means.

    You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way.

    You agree that you will not:

    1. use the Site for purposes of conducting and/or disseminating surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or sending of any duplicative or unsolicited messages;

    2. defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy) of others;

    3. publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;

    4. upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you have ownership or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same;

    5. upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;

    6. violate any applicable laws or regulations; or

    7. create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

  5. Social Media

    We reserve all rights relating to our social media channels, including but not limited to: (i) adding, removing, or modifying any content, (ii) blocking disruptive users; and (iii) discontinuing any of our social media channels at any time.

    We do not create, control, represent, or endorse any opinions or statements expressed by others within its social media channels, including those that follow or “like” us and those followed or “liked” by us and that any content posted by anyone other than us is the responsibility of the submitter and not us. In addition, if we follow another user’s account, “like” another page, re-tweets, “favorites,” shares, or otherwise re-posts another user’s content, such an action does not constitute an endorsement by us.

  6. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

    Nothing in this Site or on our social media channels constitutes a representation or an offer or otherwise, and shall not bind SGInnovate in any way.

    The Content is provided on an “as-is, where-is” basis without any warranties of any kind, express or implied. We specifically disclaim implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, expectation of privacy and non-infringement. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not warrant and hereby disclaim any warranty:

    1. as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, currentness, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Content; or

    2. that the Content or any functions associated with the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that the Site and the Site server are and will be free of all viruses and / or other harmful elements.

    We shall also not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind, howsoever caused as a result (direct or indirect) of the access or use of the Site, including but not limited to any damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on the Content.

  7. Acknowledgement

    You acknowledge and agree that:-

    1. You are solely responsible for (and that we have no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any data that you transmit, update, post, share or upload while using the Site or any of our social media channels and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which we may suffer) by doing so;

    2. Your use of the Site and/or our social media channels and reliance on the content in the Site and/or our social media channels are entirely at your own risk, and therefore we specifically disclaim any liability arising from or in connection with your use of the Site and/or our social media channels.

    3. We reserve the right to review materials posted, to edit, refuse to post, to remove any content, terminate your access to the Site and/or our social media channels in our sole discretion at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

    4. All feedback, comments, information, ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") given to us, whether through the Site or any of our social media channels or otherwise, shall be non-confidential and we shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, techniques or know-how contained in such Contribution, and any use, adaptation, modification, reproduction or distribution of the Contributions shall be property of SGInnovate without any obligation to you.

    5. The Site and/or our social media channels may become temporarily unavailable for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, capacity constraints, transmission limitations, equipment modifications, upgrades, relocations, and repairs. Notwithstanding this, we will use reasonable commercial efforts to minimize such non-availability of the Site and our social media channels.

  8. Reserved Rights

    We reserve the right to update or modify the Site from time to time.

    We further reserve all rights to deny or restrict access to the Site or any parts(s) thereof  to any particular person (whether such person is a subscriber or otherwise), or to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site, at any time, for any reason whatsoever and without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.

  9. Links from the Site to Other Sites

    The Site may contain hyper-links to websites which are not produced or maintained by us. We make no representation and are not responsible for the Content of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Any content, services, representations made on such websites are solely the responsibility of the operator of those websites and we assume no responsibility for any content, the operation or the services provided thereon. Use of the hyper-links and access to such linked websites are entirely at your own risk.

    All hyper-links to other websites are provided as a convenience to you as a user of the Site. In no circumstances shall SGInnovate be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on the websites to which the Site is linked.

  10. Links to the Site from Other Sites

    In no circumstances shall SGInnovate be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on the websites that link to the Site or any part(s) thereof or any of the Content.

    We reserve the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other site reached by links to or from the Site or any of the Content.

  11. Applicable Law

    These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore.

  12. Privacy Policy

    By accessing or using the Site, you are deemed to have also accepted our Data Protection and Privacy Policy here.

Liquid Pay, a mobile payment platform that integrates payments with price discovery and discounts, was officially launched in Singapore on November 24th 2016. 

With a full suite QR code-based Acceptance Workflow Library, Liquid Pay helps consumers, merchant verticals and financial institutions create new payment services, rules, interactions and experiences and drive value to consumers through its dynamic pricing engine.

For more information, please visit

General Assembly (GA) is advancing the future of work by equipping individuals and corporations alike with the most in-demand 21st-century skills. Offering training and assessments in web development, data science, digital marketing and more. GA is building transparent career pathways for people and sustainable, diverse talent pipelines for employers. Founded in 2011 in New York City, General Assembly is now in 20 cities worldwide, has a community of professionals nearly 1 million strong and was voted the world's most innovative company in education by Fast Company.

Strengthening Individual Talent
SGInnovate will work with General Assembly to organise workshops and courses in Python, Machine Learning and Data Science, to equip an estimated 250 trainees with fundamental programming skills and principles before moving onto more advanced Deep Learning concepts.

GIC is among the world's largest fund management companies. It was established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. GIC strives to achieve good long-term returns on assets under its management so as to preserve and enhance Singapore's reserves. GIC's key strengths include the ability to take a long-term investment perspective, having a global presence, capabilities to invest in cross asset opportunities and a skilled, experienced team. Its investments span across 40 countries and in assets such as equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity and infrastructure. GIC employs over 1,400 staff in its headquarters in Singapore and offices in Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Strengthening Deep Tech Communities
SGInnovate will work with GIC to co-curate and/or co-brand industry events, targeting areas related to AI, machine learning, data analytics and deep tech. These events will focus on promoting thought leadership and community building by bringing in subject matter experts to talk about key industry trends and real-world applications of AI and deep technologies.

IBM is a leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company headquartered in Armonk, NY that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society. Established in 1911, it is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With 24 consecutive years of patent leadership, IBM Research is the world's largest corporate research organization with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. With Watson, the AI platform for business, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems guided by its "Principles for Transparency and Trust in the Cognitive Era".

Strengthening Individual Talent
SGInnovate will work with IBM to organise AI training courses for undergraduate students from IT related academic programmes such as computer science and software engineering. The AI career path aims to prepare an estimated 50 students in applying AI in real life.

Strengthening Deep Tech Communities
SGInnovate and IBM will engage with the AI and deep tech ecosystem through co-curated and/or co-branded industry events. These events will focus on industry trends, case studies, real-world applications, etc. of AI and deep technologies, including (but not limited to) blockchain, robotics, machine learning, medtech. These events will take place regularly, with a target of 10-12 events in 2018.

National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC) was established in 2015 and manages Singapore’s first national petascale facility with high performance computing (HPC) resources to support science and engineering computing needs for academic, research and industry communities. Funded by its stakeholders, including Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), with substantial funding from the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), NSCC aims to democratise access to supercomputing. NSCC works with local and international organisations to catalyse collaborative HPC projects and programmes which support national research and development initiatives, attract industrial research collaborations and enhance Singapore’s research capabilities.

For more information, please visit

Strengthening Individual Talent
SGInnovate will work with NSCC to organise training in Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing.

Collaborative Spaces
SGInnovate-supported startups and trainees will have access to HPC/AI computing resources, which will include those provisioned under the NSCC-NVIDIA AI.Platform collaboration (comprising DGX-1 Volta V100 and access to Saturn V), as well as NSCC’s existing 1 PetaFLOPS supercomputing called ASPIRE1 (Advanced Supercomputer for Petascale Innovation, Research and Enterprise) that comes with 13 petabytes of high performance storage with global connectivity at up to 100Gbps. is a web platform for the AI community to intelligently discover, discuss and implement AI research, thus accelerating the AI research process and increasing ease of adopting new methods.

Strengthening Deep Tech Communities
SGInnovate will be working with to build a strong community of enthusiasts and experts who would be trained in AI. enables this through organising free study groups using Stanford University's course material on deep neural networks, where participants get to discuss the most cutting-edge AI models covered in the lectures, read the relevant research papers with peers and implement these models as open-source code.

SGInnovate is also a partner to the Global NIPS Paper Implementation Challenge organised by, which has seen more than 600 applications globally so far and 30+ expert mentors including researchers from the Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab, Amazon Core Machine Learning Research team, NVIDIA, SAP, Stanford University and several authors of papers accepted at the Conference for Neural Information Processing Systems – the most prestigious AI research conference in the world.

NVIDIA is a computer technology company that has pioneered GPU-accelerated computing. The GPU has proven to be unbelievably effective at solving some of the most complex problems in computer science. It started out as an engine for simulating human imagination, conjuring up the amazing virtual worlds of video games and Hollywood films. Today, NVIDIA's GPU simulates human intelligence, running deep learning algorithms and acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. This is NVIDIA's life's work — to amplify human imagination and intelligence.

Strengthening Individual Talent
Partnering with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), SGInnovate will be conducting DLI workshops and offering hands-on training for developers, data scientists, and researchers looking to solve the world’s most challenging problems with deep learning. The goal is to train 1,000 developers over the next two years.

These sessions take place at our premises at BASH or 32 Carpenter Street, and are conducted by certified DLI instructors. Participants have the opportunity to dive deeper into widely used open-source frameworks and NVIDIA's GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms.

  • Read more about NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute here.
  • For more information on the training dates, please visit here.