In a bid to raise the next generation of entrepreneurs, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) has joined hands with UOB to launch AGILE, a campus incubator to drive innovation, learning and entrepreneurship. Launched today by Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, AGILE will bring startups in close proximity to NP’s student body, where they can gain real-life experience of the startup world. 

“By leveraging UOB’s fintech expertise and financial services, our incubatees will have more direct access to financing resources and consultations, and thus enable them to scale more quickly. At the same time, we hope that the space will encourage fintech innovation, and complement our efforts in seeding entrepreneurial ideas among our youths,” says NP Principal Clarence Ti. 

AGILE - which stands for Accelerating Growth in Innovation, Learning and Entrepreneurship - takes up 10,000 sq ft at NP’s Block 58 and serves as an incubator for start-ups to grow their businesses. Managed by The Sandbox, NP’s innovation and entrepreneurship office, it will provide startups with resources like workspaces, mentoring by The Finlab - UOB’s innovation accelerator - support services and training programmes, as well as co-creation opportunities. 

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