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Discover the dual-use potential of your tech

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

Our programme is open to applications from start-ups across all industry sectors, countries and funding stages. Selected start-ups will receive funding opportunities and collaborate with operational end-users and technology experts from HTX to validate their innovations.

Thank you all for your applications for Dimension X Cohort 3.

We will contact the shortlisted applicants on the pitching dates in the coming weeks. 

Missed this round? Look out for our next call for applications beginning 24 Jun 2024.

Dimension X Cohort 3: Challenge Statements

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-Equity Funding



POC Duration

4 Months

Programme Commences

Program Commences

3 Jun 2024

Application Closes

Application Period

26 Feb – 22 Mar 2024






26 Feb - 22 Mar

Call for applications


15-17 Apr

First round selection - pitching


6-7 May

Second round selection - meeting


End May

Announcement of awardees


3 Jun - 20 Sep

POC development


End Oct

Demo Week

Why Join?

Put your technology to the test

Put your technology to the test

Opportunity to trial and implement their solutions in real-world scenarios with HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) for Singapore’s public safety and security.

Non-Equity Funding

Get a 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

Have your potential client as part of your development process

An expert from HTX will join as design partner to work towards a successful proof-of-concept

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 questions? Check out our FAQs for Cohort 3 here.

Have what it takes?

Reach out to find out more.