IDEAS Hub Masterclass Series [Summer 2017]

Do you want to change the world?

Ever wanted to know how can you impact change in areas you care about?

Good news! The IDEAS Hub is organising 3 exciting courses over summer which will equip you with the skills to be an impact driven leader.

. Marine Conservation
26 June to 1 July (6 Day Course)

Do you have a passion for protecting environment? In this course, we will be exploring the world of marine conservation in Singapore. You will be able to learn about the different types of equipment and technology used to preserve local marine ecosystems.

There will also be a visit to the local islands around Singapore.

This unique course is jointly organised by Van Oord, Tropical Marine Science Institute, Intel Singapore and the IDEAS Hub.

Social Business Innovation
(Social Entrepreneurship)
17 to 28 July (10 Day Course)

Become an entrepreneur with a conscience!

Learn how to create sustainable businesses that are able to empower communities around the world. Join The Change School as they share with you how to use social innovation more effectively to create a more equitable world.


Backpack Filmmaking: Stories for Social Change
31 July to 13 August (11 Day Course)

 If you believe in the power of film to change hearts and mins on issues close to your heart, the Backpack Filmmaking: STories for Social Change course is just for you.

Join Tejas, Ewing, an award winning filmmaker as he brings you on a journey of making a film using just an iphone that will make you an agile and savvy social activist.


Each course is open to students aged 14-18 years of age and costs $1560.Learn more at our Masterclass Series.For more enquiries, please feel free to drop us an email or call us at+6567755344 (Ext: 1687).

How Apps Have Changed The Way We Live [June 13 2017]

Have you ever wondered how to make a successful app that could impact millions of users? Have all your burning questions answered by Jaede Tan, the Regional Director at App Annie as he shares with you his thoughts on the app market and the future of apps.
Jaede Tan is a Regional Director at App Annie and drives business development and sales efforts across India, Southeast Asia and Australasia. He has over a decade of experience across Asia, Europe and the Middle East developing commercial relationships in the investment and mobile sectors. Jaede is an expert on the key role App Annie data plays in strategic decision making, especially for companies looking to grow in the fast moving industry of mobile apps.
Before joining App Annie, he was Senior Vice President at Deltec Capital Limited in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Economic History from University of Bristol.

Join us for this exclusive talk on June 13 from 7.30pm to 9pm at the IDEAS Hub on Dover Campus!

Sign up today!

From Ideas to Innovation (Talk & Workshop) 17 May 2017


The IDEAS hub will be hosting the team from the Augmented Human Lab from the Singapore University of Technology and Design. They will be sharing ways of creating enabling human-computer interfaces as natural extensions of our body, mind and behaviour.

In this participatory design session, participants will brainstorm and take part in several co-design activities.  The focus will be on training the participants  to look at problems in a creative way.  They will learn how to apply  design thinking approach  (discover, define, develop and deliver) to explore innovative ways of using technology to  support new learning experiences.

This means you get to try out some of their cool innovations!

The session will be led by Prof Suranga who has won many awards including young inventor under 35 (TR35 award) in the Asia Pacific region by MIT TechReview, Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka (TOYP), and INK Fellowship 2016.

Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue: IDEAS Hub Dover (Middle School Block)
Please RSVP by 10 May

Light dinner will be provided.

See you then!

IDEAS Hub May Workshops

Join us this May at the IDEAS Hub! We have 3 great workshops just for you. This is open to all staff, students and alumni of UWC.

1) Upholstery 101
13 May | 10.30am to 1.30pm (Saturday)

Meet our resident sewing artist, Sonal Sinha. She’ll be sharing with you some basic tips and tricks on how to style up your old furniture.

2) Arduino Projects Show & Tell *For IDEAS Hub Volunteers Only*
13 May | 2pm to 3.30pm (Saturday)

This session will wrap up the Intel Arduino 101 sessions held earlier this month. Come show off your latest inventions that you made using arduino.

3) Woodworking 101 *Train the Trainers Workshop*
27 May | 9am to 1pm (Saturday)

This special workshop by carpenter extraordinaire, Ian Bellhouse is perfect for those who have a passion for both woodworking and mentoring.Learn the basics of carpentry in this 3 hour session.


Sign up at:

Young Makers Summit 9 May 2017

Join us for a morning to help celebrate the work of multiple organisations that support and nurture young makers in Singapore.

Co-organised by the IDEAS Hub UWCSEA, Intel Singapore and the Science Centre Singapore, the Young Makers Summit will showcase organisations and groups of young makers who are using technology to create innovative solutions to many of the issues facing the world today.

Associate Prof Lim Tit Meng (CEO, Singapore Science Centre) will speak about the “Singapore Maker Extravaganza”. Roz Hudnell (President, Intel Foundation), will speak about the Intel’s Innovation Generation programme and share more about their “Make Tomorrow” program for young makers.

The final part of the event will be an opportunity to visit multiple student groups showcasing their projects. The students include groups from NUS, NTU, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, SUTD and UWCSEA.

Date: 9 May 2017

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (The Showcase by Young Makers : 11am to 12.30pm)

Venue: Main Hall, UWCSEA Dover Campus, 1207 Dover Road 139654


Please RSVP by 5 May 2017

Schedule of the Day:


Activity Description

9.30am -9.45am

Welcome and Introductions to UWCSEA Foundation and IDEAS Hub by Dave Shepherd and Ben Morgan, UWCSEA


The Singapore Maker Extravaganza by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, CEO Science Centre, Singapore


Intel and Young Makers by Ms.Rosalind L Hudnell, President – Intel Foundation


Celebration of Impact by Intel Partners-

Anshul Sonak, ‎Intel Regional Director (Education & Innovation) Asia Pacific

10.35am- 11.00am

Concluding Remarks and Transition

11.00am- 12.30pm

Showcase of Projects by Young Makers at the IDEAS Hub UWCSEA Dover

Refreshments provided

Come join us for this exciting event, listen to thought leaders in this field and be inspired by young makers showcasing their projects. We look forward to having you at the event!

Microthon The Hackathon for Mini People!

Microthon poster

Spread the word, folks! We’re running our very first student-led hackathon for younger students in May – we’re calling it the microthon!

Featuring the brand new and shiny Micro:bit from BBC, it promises to be a blast! This time it’s for Junior and Middle Schoolers. Best of all, it’s open to both local and international schools 🙂
More information at

#codeathon (18 & 19 March)


codeathon is a learning-intensive hackathon experience for complete beginners to build app prototypes with friends. Through weekend introductory courses, ongoing learning and mentorship concluding in an online submission, you will be able to go from zero to building an app for gender equality for an audience.
This March 18-19 at The IDEAS Hub, UWCSEA, 1207 Dover Rd, Singapore 139654, limited tickets available at!
#codeathon is proudly supported by the U.S. State Department as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), the US-ASEAN Business Council, The IDEAS Hub @ UWCSEA and the UN Women Singapore Committee.

Creative Coding Meetup (16 Feb)

creative coding

The IDEAS Hub will be hosting the Creative Coding SG Meet Up  this Thursday. The group tries to bring people interested in the creative, artistic, beautiful, sometimes crazy side of coding together.
They will be screening a new documentary called CLOUDS. CLOUDS is about creativity and code — an interactive conversation with 40 different artists, hackers, and thinkers who are revolutionizing art and design on the internet.
Date: 16 February (Thursday)
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue: IDEAS Hub@ Dover (above the Middle School Office)
Register here:
*Light Refreshments will be provided.
This event is open to both the UWCSEA community and the public so feel free to invite your friends and bring some popcorn!