Thursday 18 June 2020

Online JA Young Technopreneur Challenge 2020 (for Sec 2 & 3)

Junior Achievement Singapore is organising the Online JA Young Technopreneur
Challenge 2020. The Young Technopreneur Challenge, sponsored by HP Inc., aims to support students to take ownership of the world they live in and actively develop solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We aim to interest, excite and provide students a unique platform to stretch their imagination and push their boundaries to learn to think global, innovate, create and pitch an idea or concept by making use of STEM and technology. We will also provide an opportunity for students to display their innovative ideas and passion through STEM workshops and to be guided by business mentors which will complement their learning journeys leading up to the competition presentation day.

The challenge consists of 3 bootcamps where students will develop their ideas, go through a rigorous
design thinking process, research and prototype, as well as learning about the steps to becoming a

The challenge culminates in an expo event where students will showcase and present their ideas to a
range of industry judges – winners possibly taking home funding to support the development of their

Student participation criteria:
1. Secondary 2 & 3 (7th & 8th grade)

2. Must have a laptop and internet connection. All bootcamps and the Innovation Exp & Presentation
will be held online using an online platform.

3. Permission from parents is required to participate using an online platform.

Phases of the Competition:
1. UN Sustainable Development Goals – Select a problem related to a UN Sustainable Development
Goal. (

2. Innovative Idea – In teams of 3 students, think of an idea to solve the problem.

3. Registration – Register your team of 3 students via For your registration, you must indicate your choice of the UN Sustainable Development Goal that your team have chosen to address. (interested students who would like to represent the school in this competition have to join the I&E TDP on Monday afternoons to prepare for the challenge)

4. Bootcamps - To enhance the learning experience for the Young Technopreneur Challenge, 3
bootcamps (design thinking, STEM applications, and pitching & presentation) will be required for all
participants. Teams are assigned their mentor during the first bootcamp. The bootcamps will be
conducted online.

5. Innovation Expo & Presentation– All the teams will showcase their innovative ideas at the
innovation expo & presentation. Top 6 teams will be selected to advance to the final round of the
competition to be held in the afternoon.

1. Prizes: Teams will be competing for the following awards:
1st place: Trophy + Digital device / accessories
2nd place: Trophy + Digital device / accessories
3rd place: Trophy + Digital device / accessories
Best Presentation: Trophy
Best Prototype: Trophy
Most Innovative Idea: Trophy

2. Company Job Shadow: Top 3 teams will participate in a job shadow program for 1 to 5 days at
HP Inc. Find out why they are one of the most innovative companies in the world and share your
ideas with their team (post COVID-19).

3. “Inside The Innovation”. Top 3 teams showcase your innovative idea at the “Inside The
Innovation” exhibition cum showcase by A*STAR at Our Tampines Hub. Connect with scientists
and tech experts (post COVID-19).

4. Funding. SGD 3,000 is available for the winning team for reaching approved implementation goals
and milestones following the challenge to further develop the idea.

Students who are interested are to form their own teams and email Mr. Lam at by 22 June Monday 6 p.m.

Thank you.