STB partnered the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) to launch the Tourism Innovation Challenge for Hotels on 18 May 2017. The Innovation Challenge aims to crowd-source for innovative technologies to drive productivity and enhance guest experience for the Ho​tel IndustryThere would be networking sessions and clinics arranged, for solution providers to have a deeper understanding of the industry needs and to facilitate closer engagements.  For Successful Participants, there would be valuable opportunity to work with hotels, who will provide mentorship and real-world environments to trial prototypes developed along the course of the Challenge, with the potential to scale for wider industry adoption.​​

Please click here for the media release of the Tourism Innovation Challenge.  

Challenge Process and Key D​ates

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​18 May 2017Launch of Tourism Innovation Challenge and publication of documents on S​TB’s website
​22 May 2017 (AM)Tou​rism Innovation Challeng​e briefing session
7 - 14 June 2017​Vendor clinics with STB
25 July 2017 (PM)Networking session with Hotels
​28 August 2017Deadline for submission of proposals​​​​​
​October 2017Successful Participants to commence prototy​ping​

​​​​​​*Participants are to note that the dates indicated are subject to change, and as such, STB encourages Participants to check this webpage for upda​​ted ​details.

Latest Update​​

Upload of Expression of Interest Letter and Clarification of Funding Mechanism *Updated*

Thank you for journeying with us this far! As part of the submission requirements, it is required for solution providers to secure a committed hotel pilot partner. You may refer here for a template of an Expression of Interest Letter as a form of proof of onboarding of the pilot partner.​ We would also like to take the opportunity to clarify on the funding support available to both solution providers and participating pilot hotels. Kindly refer to the eDm​ for more details.

Reminder: 28 August submission deadline!

Thank you to all who attended and participated actively in our Networking Session!

Gentle reminder that the Solution Proposals are due for submission on 28 August 2017, 1800hrs SGT. Please refer to the Challenge Documents below for the submission requirements.

Vendor clinics with STB and Networking Session with Hotels

The vendor clinics have now concluded.  Participants who have been shortlisted for the Networking session with Hotels have been informed. 

We encourage Participants who have not been shortlisted for the Networking session to continue engaging with hotel stakeholders to fine-tune your proposals and secure a Committed Pilot Partner prior to the submission deadline of 28 August 2017.  Participants need not attend the Networking Session to be eligible to submit a Challenge proposal. 

​​​Tourism Innovation Challenge Briefing Sess​​​ion

The Briefing Session had concluded on 22 May 2017.  Please download the Briefing presentation here.  For solution p​​roviders seeking partnerships with others, please refer to the list​ of interested companies.​

Challenge Documents

  • Challenge Document v1.1 – Click here​​
  • Application Form (Annex A) v1.2 – Click here​
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Click here
  • Expression of Interest Letter- Click h​​​ere ​ 


For more enquiries, please email us at: STB_HotelChallenge@stb.gov.sg