Dimension X

Learn all about our Open Innovation Challenge and 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

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