Nurturing the next generation of AI talents

Our Story

In the current era, it is very important for students to know more about AI and robotics when they are young. To increase their awareness, we are organizing Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC), a Singapore-based annual international robotics event to inspire and nurture future AI talents locally, and showcase the world-class STEAM education in Singapore globally. 



The event supervisor, Asst. Prof Feng Mengling from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, has been organizing SG Healthcare AI Datathon & Expo since 2017, in collaboration with professors from National University Health System and MIT Critical Data. In 2021, the event has attracted thousands of participants from over 20 countries and 150 different organizations.

RIC in Summary

Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC) is

  • an initiative started to nurture the next generation of AI talents via robotics
  • a series of events designed for young students to develop their creativity, AI skills and teamwork
  • welcoming everyone in the world to come to Singapore for an unique experience

RIC 2022 Organizing Committee

Feng Mengling, Event Supervisor

  • Assistant Professor in Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

  • Affiliated Scientist in MIT Health Science Technology Division

  • Organizing Chair of SG Healthcare AI Expo & Datathon

Li Yingda, Organizing Chair

  • Double Bachelor Degree in Economics and Industrial and Systems Engineering, NUS

  • Ex-President of NUS Chinese Student Association

  • 3 years’ experience in STEM Education

Wang Han, Competition execution

  • M.Sc. candidate in Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

  • Bachelor Degree in Materials Engineering & President Research Scholar, NTU

  • Data Scientist

Supporting Partners