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Cool Ideas Pitch

Cool Ideas for Better HDB Living (Cool Ideas) is part of an ongoing effort to co-create solutions with the public to enhance the living environment in HDB estates. We encourage them to come up with new ideas through:

  • Call for Ideas via the Cool Ideas Facebook Page

  • Design competition for university and polytechnic students

  • HDB Cool Ideas Hack for members of the public who are keen to develop ICT-based solutions for better HDB living

HDB Image Minister Lawrence Wong and the prize winners at Cool Ideas Exhibition 2016


Cool Ideas Pitch

The Cool Ideas Pitch is a platform for shortlisted participants to pitch their ideas to potential adopters. Participants stand a chance to develop their ideas further through the Cool Ideas Fund and walk away with attractive prize money if their idea is adopted. Click here for the terms and conditions

List of Shortlisted Ideas 2018

The descriptions of the ideas below are shortlisted ideas crowdsourced from the public through Cool Ideas for Better HDB Living. HDB does not endorse any of the ideas or any resulting commercial products arising from the ideas. HDB shall not be held liable or responsible for any representations made by the shortlisted teams in relation to their ideas.

1. Back Support Bed Lifter

The Back Support Bed Lifter is designed to help the elderly get up from bed without assistance.

2. The Social Iron

The Social Iron seeks to ignite the Kampung Spirit, through an ironing service for neighbours, by neighbours.

3. Speedoc: On-Demand Home Medical Services

Speedoc is a mobile app which connects house-call doctors with patients, and plans to use data to analyse healthcare needs on a national level.

4. Antsoff Table

Antsoff Table is an affordable, lightweight, and durable product that keeps ants off table tops.

5. F-Frame

F-Frame is an innovative dual-functional walking aid that switches easily between a walking stick and an underarm crutch.

6. Adaptive Cruise E-Scooter

The Adaptive Cruise E-Scooter is a personal mobility device that improves safety by using an anti-collision sensor.

7. Levitus – Motorised Hoist Wheelchair

Levitus is a motorised hoist wheelchair designed to aid the less-abled, who require assistance to move from their bed to the wheelchairs.


COMO is a mobile app that enables residents to view and give feedback on designs for community spaces.

9. Plantagotchi

Plantagotchi is an IoT device that facilitates community gardening by performing real-time monitoring of conditions in community gardens.


COLLAB is a mobile app that allows new flat owners to collaborate with their neighbours to design their homes together and buy renovation items in bulk.

11. Kampung Hub

Kampung Hub helps residents discover the latest events and sales at HDB neighbourhood shops.

12. HDB Sensemake

HDB Sensemake is a data analytics platform which identifies issues based on residents’ feedback for the respective agencies.

13. Coral

Coral is a mobile app which connects buyers and sellers of recyclable disposables, to promote a recycling culture and sustainability.

14. Fire Sentinel

The Fire Sentinel makes charging of plugged-in electronic devices safer, through intelligent monitoring and automatic shutdown of the power supply.

15. Elderly SAFE Wheelchair

The Elderly SAFE wheelchair is equipped with features to increase safety for the user when moving downhill and uphill.

16. Smart Duplex Walker

The Smart Duplex Walker is a collapsible bipod walking aid for the elderly.

Cool Ideas Pitch 2018 will be held on 17 March 2018, 8:30am at HDB Centre of Building Research, 10 Woodlands Avenue 8 Singapore 738973. Register here to listen to the 16 shortlisted ideas' pitch!


Cool Ideas Fund

The Cool Ideas Fund was first introduced in 2014 to help Cool Ideas participants transform their prototypes into workable ones and carry out actual test-bedding in HDB estates. Participants whose ideas have been adopted are eligible to apply for this fund.

The funding is capped at $10,000 for each feasible proposal, and helps to support the development costs and associated test-bedding costs of their prototype. If you have any queries on the Cool Ideas Fund, please email us at hdbbri_innovation@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg


Cool Ideas Exhibition

HDB Image Cool Ideas Exhibition 2016 at Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Winning ideas will be showcased to the public through the bi-annual Cool Ideas Exhibition. Through this exhibition, we hope to:

  • Increase public awareness of Cool Ideas

  • Inspire the public to participate in co-creation efforts towards enhancing daily living in HDB estates

  • Provide a platform for the winners to showcase their ideas to potential business partners