The NUS School of Computing (SoC) is pleased to announce the FYP/UROP Innovation Award. The Award is to recognise SoC students who have developed innovative, practical and commercialisable ideas with the potential of substantial real-world impact.

SoC invites students enrolled in the FYP/UROP to compete for the FYP/UROP Innovation Award.

The successful awardee will win a cash prize of up to S$2,000.

The Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF) looks to review some of the promising projects for funding & mentorship under the start-up support programme - 123JumpStart. The support will enable start-ups to embark on Proof of Concept (POC) for their innovative ideas. For more details, please visit:

The Final Year Project (FYP) and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) are two of the most important single pieces of work in the undergraduate programme at SoC. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their individuality and inspiration, independence and originality, innovativeness and impact on the real world.

Details on submission are as follows:

  • An individual piece of work from a current SoC student (no group submission).
  • The project must be completed before the student's graduation.
  • Eligible students should submit a white paper after their Continual Assessment (CA). Their FYP/UROP Supervisor must endorse the submission via email.
  • The white paper should clearly articulate the expected outcome of the project, highlighting the technical problem addressed by the project, the practical approach being taken to solve the problem, and the impact of the project on the real world.
  • Students with promising projects will be shortlisted, and the final selection for the Awards will take place after the shortlisted students have written up and presented their FYP/UROP.
  • Selected students will be asked to make a presentation to a panel of judges.

The format of the white paper is as follows:

  • Title of project
  • Name of FYP/UROP supervisor
  • Abstract of the project (200 words), including motivation and objectives
  • Innovativeness and potential commercialisable aspect or impact of the project
  • Summary of project comprising:
    • Technical description of the problem
    • Expected deliverables at the end of FYP/UROP project
  • CV of the student

Extended Closing Date: 17 April 2017, 8 am

Please email your submission in PDF format to

Here is a list of past winners.


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