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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.

Mark your calendars for 24 Jun 2024. We will be revealing our new challenge statements and accepting new applications for Cohort 4 then!

Dimension X Cohort 4: Challenge Statements (Releasing 24 Jun 2024!)

Non-Equity Funding

Non-Equity Funding



POC Duration

4 Months

Programme Commences

Program Commences

30 Sep 2024

Application Closes

Application Period

24 Jun – 19 Jul 2024






24 Jun - 19 Jul 2024

Call for applications


5-7 Aug 2024

First round selection - pitching


26-27 Aug 2024

Second round selection - meeting


Early Sep 2024

Announcement of awardees


30 Sep 2024 - 14 Feb 2025

POC development


End Feb 2025

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.

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Have what it takes?

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