OVERVIEW

Global Innovation Alliance Office (GIA) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic aims to facilitate mutually beneficial internships between Singapore students and startup ecosystems around the world. Its programme, the Global Entrepreneurial Internship (GEI), nurtures polytechnic and university students who aspire to be entrepreneurs and are keen in developing their entrepreneurial skills.

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The overseas internship duration ranges from 3 to 12 months. Students intern in major innovation hubs such as Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Manila, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Helsinki, London, Silicon Valley, and Sydney.

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ABOUT GIA

GIA is an appointed partner of the Innovators Academy, a key pillar of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Global Innovation Alliance initiative. At GIA, we are co-creators of a future where smart cities, young startups and a new generation of digital natives positively impact our future lifestyle, society, environment and economy.

Our mission is to expose Singapore students to innovation and entrepreneurship in innovation hubs around the world and emerging markets in the region. This is achieved through our signature programme, Global Entrepreneurial Internship (GEI), which immerses students in global startup ecosystems through internships.

OUR TEAM

Anna Yeow

Head, GIA

York Cheng Tan

Country Manager: Sydney, London

Jianhong Lin

Country Manager: Bangkok

Joanna Chia

Country Manager: Ho Chi Minh City

Shareeda Morrison

Country Manager: Helsinki, Manila, Hong Kong

Cindy Lim

Country Manager: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen​

Max Lam

Country Manager: Jakarta​

OUR ROLE

Our Role 1

Establish collaborations with major innovation hubs and startups around the world.

Our Role 2

Expose Singapore students to a diverse range of innovation and startup activities overseas.

Our Role 3

Empower students from polytechnics and universities with internship opportunities to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.

OUR CORE SERVICES

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Facilitate Sourcing of Housing

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Networking and Entrepreneurial Events

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PICK ME FOR GEI​

Are you ready to skyrocket your growth, develop your entrepreneurial traits and see your work make a difference?

Managed By:

Global Innovation Alliance Office

A programme under the Global Innovation Alliance Initiative by:

Global Innovation Alliance Innovators Academy