Track 1 challenge
DAP 2021 is Launched

Digital Acceleration for Asset Management. Together we can drive transformation within the industry.
IMAS Digital Accelerator Programme is an initiative by Investment Management Association of Singapore together with IMDA to include the Investment Management Industry into the national initiative.


DAP 2021 Application is Extended
to 26 March 2021, 4pm

Track 1 challenge
Application period: 3 Feb – 26 Mar 2021 (For Fintech/tech companies)

ESG | Automated Data Management | Risk Assessment
IMAS is canvassing for innovative technology specific to solving pain points around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Risk assessment processes and automating data management.

DAP 2021 will bring to you two tracks of challenges, Track 1 launch in February 2021 and Track 2 is anticipated to begin in June/July.
To view the problem statements for DAP 2021 Track 1, click here.

The IMAS DAP is the first Association-led buyside accelerator program in Asia which provides a platform for fund managers to discover new ways to harness technology to solve problems their businesses face. The programme aims to help our member firms discover fintech solutions customised for the asset management industry by leveraging on broad fintech ecosystem with corporates, technology firms and government. Working together, these fintechs can help our members enhance their business processes to reduce costs and increase alpha. Given the breadth of the asset management industry, financial institutions can come together to create cost-effective solutions that address the common challenges faced.

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) is proud to continue our collaboration with the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) powered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to make the Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) to its next phase with greater access to the asset management world. As the national association for asset management, we seek to bring the best and brightest technology firms which can create and customise innovative digital solutions to meet the needs of the asset management space.
Gain rapid exposure to best in class fund managers and receive brand awareness regionally.
Receive guidance from mentors with specialized skillsets in the asset management industry who will partner with you to contextualise & enhance your solution to the local market needs and industry.
Opportunity to collaborate with Singapore’s top institutions to accelerate solutions that address real business problems affecting the asset management industry regionally.
Be Rewarded
Finalists will be awarded prizes and gain access to resources for commercializing their products and solutions.
Upon completing the showcase you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a leading asset management firm to refine your solution for potential commercialization in the asset management industry.
Join us as an IMAS Associate Fintech Member and IMAS will also provide a platform for you to showcase your solution, bring it to the investors quickly, develop inroads and expand your business within the region’s asset management industry.
Tackling industry problems
IMAS works closely with the investment management ecosystem to identify the industry’s problems
The platform to access the industry
Shortlisted Fintechs will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at the DAP Showcase event
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What is the DAP looking for?

Fintechs who have solutions ready for or which can be adapted to the investment management industry. Shortlisted Fintechs will be paired with an Acceleration Partner who will take on the role of a knowledge partner and corporate mentor by providing support and guidance about the industry, especially to Singapore’s context. Acceleration Partners are mostly IMAS members, consisting of leading institutions in the region.
Product(s) Ready to go to Market or in the Market
Upon completing the showcase you will have the opportunity to collaborate on your solution with a leading corporate mentor from Singapore.
Capacity to Scale
Fintechs who can demonstrate evidence to suggest capacity to scale across the region are favoured.
Product(s) Ready to be Adapted for Investment Management
Solutions that can largely address the problem and be readily adapted would be viewed favourably.
Revenue & Growth Strategy
Evidence of a sound profit model and market presence would place Fintechs in better standing.
Product(s) Uniqueness
Fintechs with a competitive product advantage would be well-regarded.
Team Experience
Fintechs with an interest in the industry or previous experience are encouraged to apply.

Supporting Partners

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