The Innovation Programme (IvP) was first introduced in 1993 with 65 Secondary 2 participants from 3 schools. Each year, the programme benefits about 700 Primary 5 and Secondary 2 pupils from around 40 participating schools.
The IvP provides a unique learning opportunity for students to develop their problem-solving and inventive skills. They are encouraged to give full play to their creativity and imagination, and experience the excitement and joy of creating things. Student participants are also encouraged to commercialise their inventions in the spirit of entrepreneurship.
The IvP takes place over 9 months from January to September. During this period, participants work on their projects under the supervision of their teacher-mentors. Expert-mentors from the participating institutions meet with the pupils during 3 draft sessions to provide consultation and feedback to the pupils. The IvP culminates in the Young Innovators’ Fair in September.
IvP is jointly organised by the Gifted Education Branch, MOE and the following institutions:
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Innovators and Entrepreneurs Association
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
More information on the IvP can be obtained from the MOE website as well as here.