Pitching for Ideas

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Submitting Proposal

Here is an opportunity to put your ideas to the test. In you have an idea, or a creative spark that is waiting to ignite the flame of innovation, here is a chance to make it happen. You may work independently or form a project team with at least one core team member from the School of EEE. Over at Garage@EEE, we will provide the following to get you started:

  • A unique and inspirational working environment where like-minded individuals work together, driven by visions and dreams
  • Seed grant of up to $10,000 per proposal to support the cost of bringing your idea one big step closer towards reality; building models or prototypes, putting together a proof-of-concept illustration/ demonstration to source for additional funding or simply to test out the feasibility of a novel and innovative idea.
  • A conducive and flexible environment, with a personal and dedicated workspace throughout the project duration
  • Easily accessible and flexible working hours
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Putting together a project proposal for funding consideration is a straightforward process. It involves 3 simple steps described below: here is what you need to do:

  1. In a short two-page proposal, describe to the best of your ability your idea and the support you need to bring your idea one step closer to reality. Download the Word template from www.eee.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Garage/ProjectsManagement/Documents/Garage Proposal.docx  and prepare your proposal according to the format laid out in the template.
  2. Submit your proposal by email to Andykhong@ntu.edu.sg. Attach both the Word file the pdf document in your email.
  3. Upon email confirmation and approval by the Director, proceed to the lab to book a 10-minute timeslot for the pitching.
  4. Make a 10-minute pitch to the evaluation panel on the allocated time slot of the PS.

 

The monthly pitching session is scheduled on the last Thursday evening of each month. ALL team members must be present during the pitching session. Although not a necessary prerequisite, it is strongly encouraged that each project team includes an academic faculty member in the School of EEE to serve as mentor. A mentor besides offering technical advice and guidance can serve as an important source of moral support and inspirational energy. It fosters a spirit of synergistic faculty-student teamwork synonymous to that of a university level enterprise. ​​​​