Tech for Good Startup Battle

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Tech for Good Startup Battle

Taking Tech for Good Startups to the Next Level with TIP


Together with TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneers), Innovfest Unbound will showcase the startups working to unlock technology for good. On 27 & 28 June 2019 at Innovfest Unbound, six of the most promising energytech, envirotech and healthtech startups from around the world will gather in Singapore and compete in the Innovfest Unbound Tech for Good Startup Battle.

Businesses are increasingly expected to produce technology that has a positive social and environmental outcome. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotics are all examples of technology being used to create a better world. Unbound puts the spotlight on those who are harnessing technology for the good of people and the planet and explores how tech innovators can be a part of this movement.

When: 27 & 28 June 2019
Where: Marina Bay Sands

Find out more about the selected companies and the Pitch Battle below!


The Battle

During Innovfest Unbound, each of the businesses below will battle it out on the Pitch Stage. One winner will be selected by an expert panel of judges and travel to TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneers) in Abu Dhabi free of charge!

The Judges

The Startups

What the Startups Get


  • Five businesses will be invited to participate in the Tech for Good Startup Battle.
  • One overall winner will get the opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi and take part in TIP (November 2019), initiated by The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.
  • The winner will be invited to join the TIP with the chance to access network and mentorship, gain investment of up to USD$3M and sign deals with international customers.
  • All applicants will receive 50% off on tickets and standard exhibition space. 

Focus Areas


  • Enhance Quality of Live with Assistive Technologies
  • Combating Child Obesity with Technologies
  • Transforming Healthcare Through Big Data


  • Innovations that lead end-users to reduce the energy and water consumption.
  • Improve efficiency of transporting energy, including improved maintenance and reduced losses in infrastructure.
  • Reduce waste and its impact, whether effluent, energy or water processes.
  • Innovative and scalable solutions that deliver cost-competitive clean water, transform waste to a resource, reduce freshwater use, forecasting and management solutions and other solutions that improves the efficiency and effectiveness in water desalination.


  • Transforming the Production, Distribution and Consumption of Energy
  • Combatting Single Use Plastics
  • Protect and Conserve the World's Oceans

About TIP


Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP) is an initiative launched by The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy and The Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi in line with the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy.

The objective of TIP is to advance the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem that will solve important challenges in the UAE and the world through breakthrough innovation. This will be achieved through the implementation of a series of bold initiatives across a variety of industry sector.


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TIP's Initiators

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi has initiated it’s Technology Innovation Program, known as TIP, to accelerate the development of technology and innovation in the Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE. TIP will be a true entrepreneurial ecosystem that will host a yearly conference, awards and events that focuses on pioneers in technology and innovation.


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