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Hatch's open innovation challenge

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Our Latest Challenge

Discover the dual-use potential of your tech

Dimension X is a global open innovation challenge by Hatch that accelerates and validates technologies with dual-use potential in public safety and security.

Our programme is open to applications from start-ups across all industry sectors, countries and funding stages. Start-ups will receive funding opportunities and collaborate with operational and technical experts from Home Team end-users and HTX respectively.

Find out more at our hybrid session on Tue 5 Mar 2024, 4-6 pm. Alternative virtual sessions are available in the registration link below.

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
Non-Equity Funding

Non-Dilutive Funding




4 Months

Programme Commences

Programme Commences

3 Jun 2024

Application Closes

Application Period

26 Feb – 22 Mar 2024




Why Join?

Put your technology to the test

Put your technology to the test

Opportunity to trial and implement your technologies in real-world scenarios with HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) and Singapore’s Home Team end users.

Non-Equity Funding

Receive SGD$100,000 non-dilutive funding

Non-dilutive fund of SGD$100,000 to lay the groundwork for transition into the homeland security sector.

Include your potential client in the project development process

Develop with technical and operational experts

Receive valuable customer insights and expert advice from technical professionals and operational end-users.

Gain access to the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH)

Access to global networks and programmes

Receive a guaranteed spot in the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub programme, as well as opportunities to exhibit and/or pitch at global events held in Singapore such as SWITCH, TechX Summit (TXS) and Milipol.

Get all the business tools you need

Get the business tools you need

Receive legal, business, accounting and marketing mentoring from industry experts.

Develop your idea commercially and technologically

Develop commercially and technologically

Exposure to additional collaboration opportunities from HTX, as well as connections to investor and relevant industries.

Have what it takes?

Join Dimension X now.

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