Be part of the Mapletree Challenge 2023 and drive sustainable innovations to make a difference in today's world.

With the theme for Mapletree Challenge 2023 - Sustainability and Innovation, participants can look forward to an exciting line-up of pre-challenge activities, such as business proposition and financial literacy workshops, field trips to solar farms and NParks, and an entrepreneurship forum to prepare them for the Challenge.

You can sign up for the challenge as an individual or in teams of up to four members and share your innovative design project plans relating to the sustainability of products, practices, or services within your area of study.

Shortlisted teams will undergo a training and mentorship program led by a collective of professionals and entrepreneurs. They will also glean insights from industry mentors on what it takes to create a successful project pitch and value proposition. The teams will compete in the semi-finals, with five teams progressing to the Grand Final to vie for the attractive cash prizes.


Cash Prizes to be Won

Gold Award - A cash prize of $5,000
Silver Award - A cash prize of $3,000
Bronze Award - A cash prize of $2,000

Consolation Prizes - A cash prize of $1,000 for selected teams 

  • The first 20 teams who submitted the business proposal will receive an early submission prize of $100 cash.
  • Shortlisted teams who presented in the semi-finals will receive a certificate of participation by the Mapletree Challenge.

Other attractive prizes to be won

  • Best TikTok Video
  • Best Photo (Photographs taken during our events, for example, field trip, forum and etc.)
  • Most Supportive Participants

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How to Participate

Step 1 : Participate in the
Pre-Challenge Activities

Join us in the exciting activities we have lined up to better prepare yourself for the challenge.
The series of events will equip you with essential skills, knowledge and insights.

Step 2: Register for the
Mapletree Challenge

You can sign up for the challenge in teams of min four and up to six members. 

Step 3: Submit your business plan

Each team must choose a name for their team and submit a business plan on their innovative ideas relating to the sustainability of products, practices or services within your area of study. The first 20 teams to submit their business plan will receive an early submission prize of $100 cash.

Event Timeline

Date Events
Feb  Teams Confirmation 
Mar  Submission of Business Plans
Jan - Mar  Coaching and Pitching Mentoring Sessions
Apr  The Mapletree Challenge Semi-Finals
Apr  The Mapletree Challenge Grand Final

Note: The dates above are accurate at point of publication and may be subjected to change.


Key Highlights



About the Challenge

The annual Mapletree Challenge is back! This exciting learning initiative is offered to SIT students across the five academic clusters and overseas university (OU) programmes.

Supported generously by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, The Mapletree Challenge is designed to enhance the innovation skills and mindsets of SIT students. It aims to inspire students to make a difference in today's world through sustainable innovations and to equip them with the skills to present themselves and their ideas persuasively.

About Mapletree Student Executive Committee

The Mapletree Student Executive Committee (EXCO) was convened in November 2022 to lead and organise the Mapletree events and activities with guidance from the Mapletree Challenge Advisory Committee. With the programme being student-led, we hope to encourage greater student participation and develop student leadership.

Meet the EXCO

Supported by Mapletree Investments

Mapletree Investments, a leading real estate developer, investor, capital and property manager headquartered in Singapore, is searching for students with the creative and entrepreneurial drive to generate innovations to enhance sustainability. Sustainability is understood in broad terms as relating not only to the sustainable use of physical resources but also to the rationalization of economic and social practices to ensure the continued well-being of all those affected by them, i.e. stakeholders.

Mapletree Investments is proud to be supporting The Mapletree Challenge as it is aligned to the Group’s support for education and environment; two of four Corporate Social Responsibility pillars.