Dimension X

Learn all about our open innovation challenge and past start-up cohorts.

Dimension X – An Innovation Challenge by Hatch

Dimension X validates novel and innovative start-up technologies with strong potential to solve public safety and security challenges of Singapore’s Home Team. Our programme is open to start-ups in all sectors and countries. Selected start-ups will receive funding for their proof-of-concept, and exciting collaboration opportunities with Singapore’s Home Team end users and HTX technology experts.

Past Challenges

Challenge Statements

Global Applications Received

Selected Start-ups

Officer Well-being and Monitoring

  • Predict, detect and/or monitor burnout

Frontline Response

  • Through-wall sensing of people
  • Identification of geographical location where a given image was captured

Threat Detection

  • Rapid detection of concealed threats (e.g. IED) behind plastics, metals and/or electronics 
  • Interactive IOT honeypot for attack discovery and investigation

Substance and Drug Use

  • Rapid, non-intrusive detection of drug consumption
  • Prediction of the relapse of substance usage through emotional, physiological, mental and/or other signals

AI and Machine Learning

  • Improve efficiency & performance of AI and ML models used on edge devices

  • Real-time optimisation for video signal processing, such as increasing clarity of images/videos 

  • Creation of hyper realistic and dynamic interactions with avatars in VR

Out-of-the-Box Innovative Technologies

    • Seeking highly innovative and impactful technologies relevant to public safety and security

    Frontline Emergency Response

    • Offline indoor positioning
    • Sense-making and information sorting for rapid incident understanding
    • Rapid vein localisation for intravenous cannulation

    Health & People Monitoring

    • Remote indoor people identification and counting
    • Remote real-time health monitoring
    • Early detection of emotional distress or stress signals 

    Border Security

    • Remote counting of passengers in vehicles
    • Rapid screening of drive-through vehicles and/or passengers

    Speech Processing

    • Speaker diarisation for multi-speaker environment
    • Transcription of multi-lingual or colloquial conversations

    Out-of-the-Box Innovative Technologies

    • Seeking highly innovative and impactful technologies relevant to public safety and security

    Frontline Emergency & Rescue

    • Real time locating and monitoring of personnel in indoor environment
    • Life detection through wall or rubble

    Human Performance

    • Remote, real time collaborative and realistic technology for tactical training and operations
    • Body cooling during operations

    Environmental Monitoring & Sensemaking

    • Remote and early-detection of harmful gas (e.g., chlorine) emissions in low-light conditions
    • Predict and identify the source of chemical threats in the environment

    Robotics & Drones

    • Autonomous navigation systems
    • Autonomous obstacle & detection avoidance

    Crime Scene Forensics

    • Rapid crime scene imaging, mapping and on-scene 3D capture of forensic exhibits
    • Rapid identification of explosive residue and blast fragments at a post-blast scene

    Out-of-the-Box Innovative Technologies

    • Seeking highly innovative and impactful technologies relevant to public safety and security