A*STAR has just developed several IoT hardwares and APIs, and it was looking for potential usage of these technologies.
A*STAR would benefit from having a small group of highly skilled innovators working on the organisation’s areas of interests, as the learning curve to pick up new technology is rather high.
We designed a two-pronged open innovation programme; one was for a selected group of innovators to ideate and prototype products using the new technology. Another one was to involve our in-house experts to produce and deploy prototypes throughout Singapore
Hackathon participants managed to produce more than 5 possible applications for A*STAR, and our in-house team successfully deployed more than 100 IoT sensors throughout Singapore to support A*STAR product development process.