Padang & Co helps our corporate and government partners unlock data and foster data innovation; discover new products and services; and connect start-ups and SMEs to funding and pilots – all via the cloud ecosystem.

Like hackathons, these are a platform for crowdsourcing innovative work, whether they are data visualisations, consumer and enterprise applications, or even data models. We manage a rigorous process from requirements gathering to designing the mechanics of the competition, from programming the workshops to attracting the right types of participants.

We strongly believe in the combination of physical (events) and digital (online challenge platform) to foster interactions between participants, the subject matter experts and our corporate and government partners. All our Challenges are supported by content and / or technical workshops and end with face-to-face final presentations to a panel of senior private or public sector representatives.

Our Challenges


Rolls-Royce Data Innovation Challenge – Asia

Use aviation data to build solutions to the aviation industry’s most significant challenges!


Food Loss Challenge Asia

Use technology to reduce food loss from farm to market in Asia.


LeapForGood 2018

Use the power of social entrepreneurship to enhance the work, life, and play of seniors and caregivers returning to employment, in Singapore.


Food Innovation Product Award 2016

Experience the entire innovation process as you collaboratively create ground-breaking, innovative products for the food industry.


LeapForGood Challenge

An initiative designed to inspire innovation in addressing emerging social needs (in eldercare and mental health) through social entrepreneurship.

Ministry of Defence Data Analytics Challenge

Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge

Build a personalised recommender system for Viki fans worldwide.

Ministry of Defence Data Analytics Challenge

Ministry of Defence Data Analytics Challenge

Leverage data analytics for evidence based decision-making in manpower, logistics and other key areas at the Ministry and its key agencies.

Unilever Foundry

The Unilever Foundry

We helped launch the Foundry open innovation platform in Asia. Now looking for start-ups / SMEs to respond to Unilever brands’ briefs in the region. Get in touch!

Data Discovery

IDA Data Discovery Challenge

Discover and mash up private and public datasets to generate new business opportunities and develop new products and services.

Unilever Overall Opinion Score Prediction Challenge

Unilever Overall Opinion Score Prediction

Data innovation challenge to identify a model that can predict consumer preferences (Overall Opinion Score) based on formulation data and consumer survey results.

Singtel Accelerator

SingTel Accelerator Challenge

Access SingTel APIs and develop innovative apps or services around the two themes: Consumer Lifestyle and Internet of Things.

Data in the City

“Data in the City” Visualisation Challenge

Celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday by telling your Singapore Story through creative use and visualisation of data. In support of SG50.

Great Eastern Life Assurance Company

Great Eastern Insurance Innovation Challenge

Data innovation challenge to provide new, innovative ideas on how the insurance business can provide better services to consumers and grow revenue.

Prudential Singapore

Prudential Healthcare Challenge

Data innovation challenge to predict the cost of seeking hospital treatment for individual consumers.

Silverline Mobile

Silverline Mobile Predictive Behaviour Challenge

Data innovation challenge to highlight an observation, propose an algorithm or model that helps Silverline support effective behavioural change in its users.

DSM Engineering Plastics

Sales Forecast of Electronics Segment

Data innovation challenge to create a better projection model for DSM’s APAC sales volume in the electronics segment.