Open Market Expertise Bidding: Solving Challenges for SMEs


Open Market Expertise Bidding: Solving Challenges for SMEs

On this Saturday afternoon, you are invited to connect with like-minded people to participate in a learning cum action dialogue that unites SMEs with qualified professional talents through a Design Thinking methodology.

The sessions incorporate contemporary risk-management theory with rigourous industry practice to bring together SME owners, professionals and design thinkers to co-create a transformed local business-innovation landscape, as well as a creative and confident society at large.

You will get a unique opportunity together to experience first-hand the MIT-IDEAS Theory U Process in practical action. We are shortlisting 3 pitches from across sectors for 15-minute pitches. At the end of the pitch presentations, there is an opportunity for you to further participate in prototyping an actual pilot-project of your choice.

The agenda is as follows:

1.30 Registration & Networking

2.00 Introduction by Victor Loh

2.15 Pitches by 3 SMEs followed by bidding:

1) The Commercial challenge

2) The Arts challenge

3) The Social challenge

3.45 Break

4.00 Prototyping Breakout sessions (concurrent)

5.30 Conclusions

6.00 Close & Photos

This session is ideal for: -

- SME owners who are seeking innovative business solutions on a lean budget. SMEs seeking to be shortlisted for pitching are to complete and submit this form (

- Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) who may have been seeking worthwhile career or business opportunities for an extended period. Complete this form to confirm enrolment (

- Design Thinking Consultants who lack a business development arm to reach and assist the 180,000 local SMEs who make up 99% of the enterprises in Singapore and contribute to nearly half of the GDP while employing 70% of the workforce. Those interested in facilitating sessions are to submit this form for selection (

* This session is Complimentary. Participants are free to add contributions to defray the cost of rental. *

For further clarifications or queries, feel free to contact Thomas @[masked] or Victor @[masked].

About Triple Helix Platform ( (THP)

THP is an open engagement platform focussed on matching long-term unemployed PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians) leveraging their experience and expertise to co-creating with SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) in leading a sharing and inclusive economy to transform work relationships into partnerships and ventures beyond Singapore.