Agri-Food Tech for Start-Ups

This programme seeks to develop the brightest business ideas and nurture aspiring start-ups in the agri-food sector. In line with Singapore’s 30 by 30 vision to produce 30 percent of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030, this certificate introduces participants to start-up opportunities in the agri-food sector and support to translate their ideas into sustainable businesses.

Comprising both bootcamp-styled workshops and e-learning sessions, this programme adopts a diversity of learning approaches catered for various types of learners.

The programme is divided into two key segments. The first segment will introduce participants to key agri-food topics such as agriculture technologies for urban farming, agribusiness in food production and supply chains, agribusiness risk analysis and innovation as well as ethics and patent law.  In the second segment, participants will attend a Start-up Bootcamp where they will learn the process of generating and evaluating start-up ideas in a structured manner, validating key assumptions to improve business models. 

As part of the programme, key industry partners in the agri-food sector (e.g. venture capitalists, established agri-food start-up founders) will be invited to share their experience and provide insights to key topics discussed. Through learning journeys, participants will also be able to understand more about RP’s start-up eco-system and facilities to support them in their start-up journey.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  •  Understand and apply Agriculture Technologies for urban farming
  • Manage production, sourcing, supply chain and risks related to urban vegetable farm.
  • Determine pricing based on supply and demand, and formulate strategies to cope with mounting food waste.
  • Identify, mitigate and manage the risks unique to agricultural production
  • Validate regulatory and funding frameworks that are relevant to agribusiness.
  • Leverage value creation process to generate and evaluate various business ideas.
  • Explore the processes and methodologies needed to take an idea all the way to market.
  • Explore availability of funding options for various types of innovations and learn how to prepare financial forecasting.
  • Deliver a business pitch through storytelling and adopt different types of pitches for different situations.
  • Discover growth hacking techniques that are essential for businesses

Who should attend?

  • Assistant Farm Technologist
  • Assistant Produce Specialist
  • Existing or aspiring Agri-food tech start-up founders
  • Farm Specialist
  • Farm Technologist
  • Produce Executive
  • Produce Specialist
  • Senior Farm Technologies
  • Senior Produce Specialist
  • Hobbyists and adult learners interested to pursue careers in agriculture. 

Certification

Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of attendance requirement. 

Course Date 

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Course Duration

64 hours (60 hours E-learning and 4 hours assessment)

Course Venue

E-learning 

Full Course Fee (Others) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & below OR Singapore PR
$1,444.50
$144.45
$163.35
$433.35

*Note:
• Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at time of publishing.

Last updated on 04 Aug 2021

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.