IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform that connects and matches real business challenges or digitalisation opportunities of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers. For more information, visit: www.openinnovation.sg

Event Schedule

Calling all innovators or companies with innovative solutions!

We need you to solve real business needs and co-create with potential customers, with your new solutions!

Don't miss our Innovation Thursday: Digital Platforms Edition event on 15 July 2021.

This regular series of events brings together tech innovators and companies, to discover new opportunities and connect with potential partners!


This edition of Innovation Thursday features problem statements from our latest Innovation Call 10, focusing on how tech and digital platforms can solve real-world business challenges.

Let's explore how we can leverage applicable technologies and other innovative solutions you may propose as a solver to tackle the business challenges as shared by the Problem Owners.

At this event, you'll also find out more about IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) - a virtual crowdsourcing platform that matches challenges of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers.

You will hear from our Problem Owners including MarketBridge, F&N Limited, Huawei, Jo Kilda and Ferrero.

Found out more about their challenges, what they are looking for, and what opportunities they offer for collaborating with potential solvers.

PLUS: A special session about platform engagement by Thinkplace!


(In light of the current COVID-19 situation, this event will be held online via Zoom to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. You will receive an email confirmation and a link to join virtually upon signing up. Drop us an email at info@openinnovation.sg if you require assistance.)

Date: 15 July 2021
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Online Seminar via Zoom



For more information about IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP), visit: www.openinnovation.sg 


Kane Chew

Innovation Specialist, Singapore Innovation Center, Ferrero

Kane is an innovation specialist with 10+ years of industry experience in technology innovation, product development and project management. At Ferrero, he is part of an international team responsible for scouting emerging/disruptive technologies for new product development. Specifically, Kane is working to develop the next generation of smart toys for Kinder Surprise/Joy, with a focus on new functional materials and low-power electronics.


Ferrero is an Italian manufacturer of chocolate confectionery products and the third worldwide group in the chocolate confectionery market.  The Ferrero Group is present with more than 40,000 people across 55 countries with 25 production plants around the world. Ferrero products are present and sold in more than 170 countries.

The Ferrero Innovation Center in Singapore is designed to strengthen Ferrero’s position as global innovation leader and will house several strategic innovation functions in the areas of health and nutrition, new raw materials and product research and development, consumer insight and foresight activities.

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Irene Goh

Director, Marketbridge

Irene has more than fifteen years’ experience in partnerships and loyalty business. She is currently managing client relationships and partnerships in MarketBridge. She has played an instrumental role in building valuable and key partnerships across APAC markets and transforming many of our clients’ award-winning loyalty programmes.

About Marketbridge

  • Headquartered in Singapore
  • A leading provider in partnerships and loyalty programmes.
  • Extensive network of partners in APAC region.
  • Notable clients include Samsung, Mastercard, StarHub,
  • Prudential, Maybank, Changi Airport Group and more
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Norman Kuo

Go-to-Market Manager, Huawei Mobile Ecosystem

Norman manages the overall grow strategy, strategic partnership and innovation projects in Huawei Singapore’s Mobile Ecosystem team (AppGallery & Huawei Mobile Service), as well as the innovation centre and developer community space at Huawei DigiX Lab.

About Huawei

Huawei is the leading ICT company in the world. Under consumer business group, we have built a cross-device mobile service ecosystem to provide seamless digital services across all stakeholders – HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). HMS aims to provide complete, all-scenario mobile ecosystem to Huawei users. Huawei also aims to build a new app developer ecosystem that not only provides unified access to the distribution of apps, via HUAWEI AppGallery, across all Huawei devices but also empowers developer innovations. Since HUAWEI AppGallery's global launch in April 2018, it is now the top 3 global app marketplaces, available in over 170 countries/regions with 540 million MAUs globally.

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Celine Tan

Regional Marketing Director (Beverages), F&N Limited

An experienced FMCG marketeer, Celine has extensive marketing experience working across different consumer categories. Her current stint in F&N includes providing strategic direction in brand development work for existing and new markets, as well as driving product innovation and renovation projects. Her current beverage portfolio includes F&N beverage brands such as 100PLUS, F&N Sparkling, Ice Mountain and SEASONS.

About Fraser and Neave, Limited

Established in 1883, Fraser and Neave, Limited (“F&N”) is a leading Southeast Asia Consumer Group with expertise and prominent standing in the Food & Beverage and Publishing & Printing industries.

Leveraging its strengths in marketing and distribution; research and development; brands and financial management; as well as years of acquisition experience, F&N provides key resources and sets strategic directions for its subsidiary companies across both industries.

Listed on the Singapore stock exchange, F&N ranks as one of the most established and successful companies in the region with an impressive array of renowned brands that enjoy strong market leadership. F&N is present in 11 countries spanning Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and employs over 7,700 people worldwide.

For more information on F&N, please visit www.fraserandneave.com

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