What is the Baby Shark Fund?

Supporting Innovation at Every Level

Innovation lies at the crossroads of novelty and usefulness. Innovation is around us and in everything we do.

The Baby Shark Fund wants you to take these new ideas forward, deploy them in real-world situations, and test your creativity in tackling old problems with new solutions.

We provide the runway and support to give these ideas a life beyond your imagination.

What ideas do we support?

Big or small, we are looking for creative new ways to solve everyday problems. Regardless of where your ideas come from, we want to hear them.

Need some inspiration for ideas? Check out our problem statement bank.

Problem Statement Bank

What are we looking for?

Undecided if the solution you have developed meets the funding criteria? All teams will be accessed based on the following two guiding principles:

Extent of Innovation

  • How well does the project communicate its innovation?

  • What is the differentiation from existing solutions in the market?

  • Who/What are some of the competing solutions?

Level of Impact 

  • How much impact can the solution create in either industry, process, social or environmental challenges?

  • How will the solution be delivered to the intended users?

You will pitch your solution to a panel to determine if you can communicate the extent of innovation and impact and your ability to bring the solution to your intended use.

Meet our Baby Shark Student Innovators

Students from our various programmes have embarked on their microinnovation journey. Here are some examples of how they do it.

Meet our Student Innovators

How do we support you?

Successful applicants will receive:

  • S$6,000 grant money over two tranches to be completed within 6 months from the start of the award.

  • Access to venture partners for check-ins, mentorship, and support throughout the 6-month process.

  • Accelerated consideration for SUTD VIE programmes and grants.

  • Accelerated support to help deploy your ideas with corporate partners in Singapore and beyond.

How to apply?


  • Apply as a team of 2 to 5, with at least 2 members who are current SUTD undergraduate or master students during the period that you are pitching in

  • At least 2 members of the team should have not participated in 3 or more pitches before

Pitch Your Projects

Upcoming Pitch

Join the next Open Pitching Platform on 12 October 2024, or follow our directory for the latest activities on Baby Shark Fund!

Baby Shark Fund Directory