An IoT start-up accelerator, powered by Huawei in partnership with NUS Enterprise

Co-create a smarter future

The selected teams to enter into the i5Lab IoT start-up accelerator programme are:

Smart Elder Care | Cradle2Cradle | Connect2Me
BrollySan | Envilink | QRInno CV.AI

The organising committee would like to thank the panel of judges, coming from telcos, regulator, industry and NUS Enterprise, for their participation and valuable contributions to the i5Lab finalists pitching session held on 23 March 2017 at Blk 71.


Huawei, in partnership with NUS Enterprise, is creating an Internet-of-Things (IoT) start-up accelerator to bring entrepreneurs into the marketplace quickly, and link them to the larger IoT ecosystem.

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Accelerator Details

Bring your IoT ideas to life with i5Lab, Singapore’s first IoT start-up accelerator! The accelerator aims to nurture IoT solutions for Smart Nation, in areas of Smart Living, Smart Transport, Smart Logistics, and more.

The accelerator programme will provide start-ups with mentorship, access to investors, access to industry-grade test beds, and global co-marketing opportunities to bring their IoT technologies and innovations to global markets.

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1. Mentorship

Exposure to NUS Enterprise’s wide network of industry partners, corporate companies and mentors.


2. Investors

Access to NUS Enterprise’s wide network of venture capitalists and investors.

3. Test beds

Industry-grade integration and verification using Huawei’s state-of-the-art IoT platform and infrastructure.

4. Marketing

Joint marketing through Huawei’s Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center (CSIC), and large-scale events such as NUS Enterprise’s flagship event InnovFest unbound, CommunicAsia, etc.

5. Internationalise

Scaling to global markets through linkups with Huawei’s global partners, MNCs, large local enterprises, regulators, etc.


  • 7 Nov 2016

    Announcement of i5Lab IoT start-up accelerator

  • Mar 2017

    Shortlisting start-up teams for incubation

  • Mar – July 2017

    Mentoring, ideation, seed funding, grant

  • May 2017

    Showcase of start-up teams at InnovFest unbound, Asia’s most exciting innovation festival

  • Aug – Oct 2017

    [Optional] Participate in Lean LaunchPad Singapore programme by NUS Enterprise

  • From Aug 2017

    Industry-grade integration and verification; Joint marketing; Scaling to global markets


Our Goal

Co-create a smarter future

i5Lab hopes to support the development of Singapore’s next unicorn company by nurturing promising start-ups with Huawei’s real network environment and open platform as well as its global go-to-market channel capability. Focused on developing a viable IoT ecosystem for a smarter future, the i5Lab will follow the model of established Huawei collaborations with leading software and industry partners to develop solutions that will build a competitive industry ecosystem.

Who are we?

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.

For more information, visit www.huawei.com

NUS Enterprise plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS. 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. As Asia’s Thought Leader for Innovation & Enterprise, its initiatives complement and add a unique perspective to NUS teaching and research at the University and beyond.

For more information, visit www.enterprise.nus.edu.sg

Frequently asked questions

Q: How do I check if my business idea is an original one?

Q. Is there a registration fee?

Q: Who decides which teams’ proposals will be shortlisted for incubating?

Q: When will I be notified if my idea is selected for the incubation phase?

Q: What will happen after my team is selected?

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