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Open Innovation Platform (OIP)

Open Innovation Platform

About Open Innovation Platform (OIP)

The OIP helps corporates diagnose their business challenges and crowd-source for innovative digital solutions from start-ups, technology providers, and research institutes.

IMDA and experienced industry consultants will work with corporates to diagnose their business challenges, batch them together and launch Innovation Calls on the OIP every quarter. The OIP’s consultancy, crowd-sourcing, and marketing services are complementary and corporates need only provide prize monies for the digital solutions they choose.

For a faster match, we offer a discovery engine, a one-stop self-help platform to power tech innovation. Gain access to a curated pool of trusted tech providers through useful filters such as sector, technology area and location.

Find out how you can crowdsource innovative solutions for your unique business needs through this video:

IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform

Unlock innovative solutions for your business with IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform

OIP in the News

Read about OIP success stories here.

Who can apply; How to apply?

All corporates, start-ups, and technology providers are eligible to participate.

Corporates can tap on OIP consultants to assist in identifying and refining their challenge statement, while allocating prize money for the digital solution. Submit an enquiry form here.

Challenge Solvers should have digital technology expertise and innovation capabilities, and an interest to co-innovate with potential customers. Register at to keep up to date with the latest Innovation Calls.


Corporations gain access to a community of 12,000 solution providers around the world and across various innovative areas. We provide complimentary services in diagnosing your business, defining your problem statement, crowd-sourcing, and co-evaluating the digital solutions.

Challenge Solvers benefit from winning key reference customers with clear problem statements to solve, and prize monies that can be seen as a seed fund without equity. They can co-innovate with corporate to develop, validate, and test their digital solutions. If successful, they can go on to commercialise and go to market jointly.


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