Co-Innovate &
Co-Create With Us!
Together, we can shape the future of
Singapore's defence and security.

DSTA@71 is a dynamic co-innovation open lab by Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). Plugged into the technology start-up clusters, the lab aims to accelerate local start-ups by working with them towards the rapid development of technologies to strengthen Singapore’s defence and security.

We run a series of programmes designed to support networking and collaboration with industry partners. They include Tech Talks, HackerFest and Innovation Calls to seek out innovative solutions from the community to real-life challenges.

Artifical Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

To harness artificial intelligence for technology scanning, maritime security, modelling and simulation, command systems and more

Data Science

Data Science

To optimise solutions and reduce operator workload for fleet management and more



To utilise automation in emerging domains

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

To leverage immersive technologies to provide breakthrough solutions in areas beyond training and virtual command centres


Our open lab was set up in 2018 as a springboard to tap new and disruptive technologies. Designed for open access, it offers a dedicated platform for co-innovation, collaboration and conceptualisation of breakthrough innovations to strengthen the defence and security of Singapore. It is located in Block 71 at Singapore’s JTC Launch Pad, a vibrant and innovative hub for start-ups and incubators.


Innovation Calls

In our Innovation Calls, we are seeking partners for specific challenges to co-create solutions. Propose your solution and connect with us!

Submit Proposal

Tech Talks and Networking Sessions

Participate in our Tech Talks where we bring in DSTA’s subject matter experts and industry partners to share their expertise. You can also gain direct access to industry partners through DSTA’s local and overseas partnerships and connections.

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8 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019


  • Application Phase

    18 Feb – 31 May 2019

    Applications for challenge statements open.

  • Selection Phase

    1 – 15 Jun 2019

    Shortlisting and evaluation of submissions.

  • Panel Evaluation

    30 Jun 2019

    Final presentation and demonstration if required for shortlisted participants.

  • Next Steps

    Final selected teams will proceed with next-level development with the challenge statement owners and proceed with collaboration opportunities.

About us

The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) implements defence technology plans, acquires defence equipment and supplies, and develops defence infrastructure for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
For more information, visit www.dsta.gov.sg

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NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.
For more information, please visit https://enterprise.nus.edu.sg