Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018

Looking for start-ups and ideas to take the world's best airline into the digital era

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About AppChallenge 2018

Join Singapore Airlines on this journey to change the way we travel.

You may be an early-stage startup founder or a developer rockstar, the AppChallenge is the right platform for you to showcase your most innovative solution to our business challenges.

This is the fourth edition of Singapore Airlines AppChallenge, and we are welcoming participants from all over the world. Whether you hail from New York or Beijing, if your solution catches our fancy, we will fly you down to Singapore on the world’s best airline for a chance to pitch to our judges on 27 Oct 2018!

Aside from the opportunity to visit this wonderful little island city, you stand to gain:

- Mentoring by SIA industry veterans
- Access to SIA and partners’ APIs
- Potential Proof of Concept collaboration with SIA to develop commercial solutions
- Networking opportunities
- Exposure and insights to the exciting global aviation industry
- …and of course, attractive prizes (cash, miles, and more)!

Categories to compete in

Singaporean Students

To qualify in this category, you must be enrolled in a Singaporean University.


Any other applicant (developer, foreign students...) can apply to this track. 

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Problem Statements

Improving Mobile App Engagement

How can we create an innovative feature that leverages on mobile app digital trends that excite users, drives engagement and awareness and enhances the user experience throughout the travel journey?

Offloaded Passenger Compensation Process

How can we improve the overall experience for offloaded passengers so that they would continue to fly with SIA, while also reducing the time and effort needed to effectively manage their compensation?


Enabling the KrisShop Experience

How do we facilitate and manage the fulfillment process of e-commerce transactions to enable hassle-free check-in and collection of pre-ordered duty-free products such as a 42 inch LCD TV on arrival at baggage area?

Tracking Inventory

How can we track inventory of service ware and its usage to provide insights into usage patterns/demands and improve forecast accuracy?


Tracking F&B Consumption

How can we track the amount of F&B wastage to help us collect data about passengers' consumption patterns onboard more efficiently?

Timeline for AppChallenge 2018

Prizes for Singaporean Students

Win cash prizes, miles and more!

  • 1st Prize
  • 2nd Prize
  • 3rd Prize

1st Prize

All expenses paid tech trip to Silicon Valley for all team members.


2nd Prize

50,000 KrisFlyer Miles for each team member.


3rd Prize

30,000 KrisFlyer Miles for each team member.

Prizes for Open Category

Win cash prizes, miles and more!

  • 1st Prize
  • 2nd Prize
  • 3rd Prize

1st Prize

Return Airfare to any Singapore Airlines destination & team prize of SGD 5,000.


2nd Prize

Team prize of SGD 3,000.


3rd Prize

Team prize of SGD 1,500.

AppChallenge Roadshow Dates

As part of the AppChallenge 2018, Singapore Airlines is organizing Roadshow events in multiple cities.

Feel free to join these to get to know more about the AppChallenge, meet the organisers & even form a team!

Singapore Institute of Management &
Singapore University of Social Science

(3 September 2018)

Singapore Institute of Technology 
(3 September 2018)

Nanyang Technological University 
(4 and 5 September 2018)

Hong Kong

Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
Event Registration Page
(10 September 2018)

The Hive Sheung Wan
Event Registration Page
(10 September 2018)

San Francisco

BLOCK71 San Francisco
Event Registration Page
(12 September 2018)

Mainland China

BLOCK71 Suzhou
Event Registration Page
(11 September 2018 afternoon)

Shanghai (Explorium 利程坊)
Event Registration Page
(12 September 2018 evening)

Beijing Tsinghua X-lab
Event Registration Page
(13 September 2018 afternoon)


AppChallenge Finals 2018

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