The Sentosa x Enterprise scheme was launched in April 2019, as part of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC)’s continued commitment to enhcance the island’s diverse array of unique leisure offerings.
Aimed at driving innovation among local enterprises, the Sentosa x Enterprise will create opportunities to test bed unique ideas, concepts, and technologies, while leveraging the holiday island’s geographical attributes and environment.
The focus areas for evaluation include Connectivity, Experience, Sustainability and Digital, as outlined below. Click here to see examples of ideas.
How It Works
Sentosa x Enterprise offers a win-win partnership, where innovators and enterprises benefit from a risk-sharing arrangement while working on projects that could boost Sentosa’s vibrancy and attractiveness.
Successful applicants will enjoy the co-sharing or waiver of venue rental, as well as support in terms of infrastructure and other facilitation resources. In turn, the innovation efforts are expected to drive visitorship to Sentosa, enhance guest satisfaction, and support SDC’s environmental sustainability goals.
Successful applicants will be notified by 31 Aug 2019.
Sentosa x Enterprise does not cover development costs. For funding of development costs, interested parties can apply direct to Singapore Tourism Board (STB) for tourism related projects and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) for innovation development grants.
SDC has always been working with partners to trial ideas on Sentosa Island. Some past and ongoing trials are listed here. For each of the initiatives, Sentosa has provided venue support as well as facilitation for the trial.
Autonomous Shuttle Trials
ST Engineering Land Systems & Ministry of Transport
Trial Period: Oct 2017 - Dec 2019
As part of Singapore's Smart Nation drive, we are testing driverless shuttles within our islands.
Guests will soon be able to get on board the vehicles during the public trial.
One Piece Puzzle Hunt
Comm Pte Ltd
Trial Period: 14 Dec 2018 - 13 Feb 2019
The One Piece Puzzle Hunt showcased an augmented reality app, which provided an immersive experience for participants in this innovative escape event.
A unique on-demand delivery robot, which sells and delivers chilled drinks along the beach. Guests can order their drinks by calling up this service through an application.
Smart Navigation, Itinerary Planning
Fooyo & Info-Communications Media Development Authority
Trial Period: 2016 - Early 2018
Fooyo developed the smart navigation and itinerary planning features for the MySentosa App. Guests can plan their trips to Sentosa, access latest events and promotions using the app.
LDR Pte Ltd and Info-Communications Media Development Authority
As part of the Integrated Guest Experience Challenge in collaboration with IMDA and SDC, LDR Pte Ltd developed fun and interactive journeys on the MySentosa app for guests to explore complimentary and unique parts of Sentosa.
These trails bring to life the rich history and heritage of Sentosa.
Smart Lamp Post
Technolite, GovTech & Enterprise Singapore
Trial Period: Jun 2019 - Dec 2019
In a bid to improve efficiency in resource use, the smart lamp post will be trialled on Sentosa Island under the Gov-PACT programme.
The smart lamp post is able to track visior footfall, light and noise levels and other environmental indicators so as to empower monitoring utilities, security and guest experience.