What is SpringboardX?

The FWD SpringboardX Student Challenge invites tertiary education students to form teams and generate new innovative and impactful solutions for our real-life business challenges. We offer winners networking opportunity and be mentored by our senior management team as well as attractive cash prizes.


Students from across 10 markets in Asia (Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) are welcome to join.


The Journey

How it works



Register & Team-up!

Register your account once we launch and you can start submitting your idea! You will have to form a team of up

to 5 students, including yourself. Each team member need to register an account on this platform.



You have up to 5 weeks to brainstorm with your team until the submission closes. Once you have submitted 

your idea, you can still make your edits before the deadline on 30th September 2023. (Maximum 5-slide 

proposal deck - PowerPoint / PDF and / or 2 minute video).



All ideas will be evaluated, and Top 5 teams will be chosen to proceed to the final round. We will reach out to

the respective teams and announcement will be made on this platform.



Top 5 teams will have a chance to be mentored by subject matter experts to refine your project pitch before the




The Top 5 teams will then have to submit a 3 minute pre-recorded pitch.The teams will pitch virtually to a panel

of judges during the Final event in October - with three (3) winners announced the next working day. 

What's In It For You?
Upgrade your skillset Boost your bank balance Expand your network Showcase your talent

All finalists will receive mentorship from our leaders while learning how to innovate, and develop those all-important entrepreneurial skills.

This year we have generous prizes up for grabs:

US$3k, US$2k and US$1k

for the top 3 winners 

SpringboardX is an opportunity to meet other like-minded teammates and create professional connections as well as form friendships and ideas.

All ideas will be evaluated by Group Innovation with the chance to move into further development and production.


What are we looking for?
Innovation Impact Ideas
The world doesn’t stop and neither do we. This means we need a constant churn of new ideas and fresh outlooks. If it works, fix it anyway. We need to consider the impact your idea will have on its users. We also need to consider the time and technical resource it needs from our business. One of the things that has always set us apart is our people – and we firmly believe in bottom-up innovation, giving you the chance to surprise us with your most creative thinking and best ideas.
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