Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The I & E programme at SST presupposes that innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets can be developed through practice and internalisation of relevant knowledge and skills, which will give students the competitive advantage to function optimally as young working adults.

The delivery of the curriculum is anchored by the principles of SST’s Applied Learning approach that focuses on interactive methods and emphasises Learning by Doing.

The learning resources and case studies are authentic to reflect real-world contexts. In the I & E classes, students largely work in small groups to replicate real-life work environments. In such a set-up, students will have plenty of opportunities to build a repertoire of knowledge and skills related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learning Objectives

At the end of two years, students will be able to:

  • Attain the foundational knowledge and understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Develop an innovative spirit and an openness to embrace change
  • Understand that innovation is a critical component of the process leading to excellence
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset of seeking, recognising and seizing opportunities through change, and being resourceful in their endeavours
  • Take considered risks and face challenges in real-life problem solving

Programme Highlights

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)

As one of the four curriculum organisers in the SST programme, this course aims to instil in students an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset, the openness and courage to embrace change and capitalise on opportunities to provide goods and services to improve the quality of life, and contribute to the progress of the community and society. Click HERE to view some of the commercials that our students have produced.

Junior Startathon (#Jrstartathon)

The #Jrstartathon is a 24-hour intense innovation experience designed for students with aspirations to be future entrepreneurs, designers, makers, scientists and coders to rapidly ideate, prototype and validate business ideas.

Students get to create a prototype of their idea with the latest tools. They will also experience using equipment, tools and materials for traditional and digital fabrication, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and many more. Actual technology practitioners work side by side with them to bring prototypes to reality.

Check out past highlights here:

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise (ICE) Challenge 2013

On 9 November 2013, some of our students from the I&E Talent Development Programme (TDP) participated in the Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise (ICE) Challenge 2013 and obtained the Consolation prize, under the Secondary School I&E Category.

The ICE Challenge is a national level competition that calls for submissions from primary and secondary school students for innovative and creative solutions to identified problems.

National Business Pitch Challenge 2011

In 2011, a group of students designed a product known as the Electro Pump for their Innovation and Entrepreneurship Performance Task. Using this product, they participated in the National Business Pitch Challenge 2011 organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and clinched a respectable third place. Click here to find out more: http://electro-pump.blogspot.com/

Heritage Brands Challenge 2010

In 2010, a group of SST students participated in the Heritage Brands Challenge 2010 and came in 3rd (Junior Category) for their project on Eu Yan Seng. They published a blog to support their entry in this competition, which provides information about the history and latest news about Eu Yan Seng. Visit these links to find out more:

  1. http://euyansang-hbcfoodketer.blogspot.com/p/history.html
  2. http://journeytosuccessczzreflections.blogspot.com/