L&D Innovation Grant at InnovPlus Challenge 2016

Held at the Lifelong Learning Institute on 26 April 2016, InnovPlus Challenge 2016 is iN.LAB’s key initiative to step up learning innovation efforts, and is organised by Institute for Adult Learning Singapore (IAL). The inaugural challenge promotes effective innovations within the corporate training space, and resembles a form of Hackathon to derive solutions for the Continuing Education and Training (CET) sector.

InnovPlus Challenge 2016 pools together solutionists and technology partners to research on the learning needs of challenge owners, as well as develop solutions and prototypes to enhance the learning of the intended audience. Prior to the event day, workshops or seminars conducted by industry partners, technology partners, and experts from relevant fields were also open for attendees.

A total of 7 teams took part in this challenge. Participating teams were required to present their learning innovation to a panel of judges, where selected teams would be able to proceed to a second stage of prototype development. The best learning innovations would be awarded a grant of up to S$200k per project for prototype development.


During the InnovPlus Challenge 2016, Three Learning worked with Bootstrap and Playware to create a learning solution, re-defining the retail industry training landscape with 3D virtual spaces and data analytics. With Bootstrap’s lead, the team turned an inefficient retail training approach into a highly effective and efficient learning system, comprising a specific formula of virtual learning, workplace coaching, and just-in-time (JIT) training.

The solution aims to first categorise trainees into different working style profiles. This creates a strong foundation to support individualised workplace coaching and targeted training according to individuals’ specific area of weaknesses or strengths.


Members of the public were able to visit the booths of participating teams. It was an eye-opening experience for Three Learning. Given the opportunity to share our L&D innovation to the public and inviting others to share in our journey of learning innovation at our booth was a valuable experience for us, where conversations sparked great insights.

“By working together with other solution providers in a very specific domain provided Three Learning with the space to understand learner profiles to a greater degree. It was interesting as we were also able to further analyse learning behaviours by dissecting data provided by a robust system – Playware’s 3Dhive. A huge thanks to IAL for organising this event and our team is thankful for the grant award and excited for the prototype development ahead,” says David Ho, Deputy Director of Solutions at Three Learning Pte Ltd.

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