Bringing health to people through
digital innovation


At Danone Nutricia Research - Precision Nutrition Digital Lab of Singapore we are excited to find partners who would embark with us in the journey of bringing health to people through digital innovation, with a particular focus on early life. We are calling for all international startups or teams of technologists who may have relevant skills or solutions to take part in the first D2Hack: the Danone Digitalization Hackathon. Have a look at the different challenges and join us! Outstanding prizes, investments and long term partnerships options are awaiting for the winners!

Challenge Categories

Safe Serve

We are looking for allergen detection technologies that alerts parents about the potential presence of specific allergens.

Tummy Tones

We are looking for a technology that can track the bowel activities and sounds in a child’s tummy.

Nutri Know

We are looking for a non-invasive technology that smartly and conveniently tracks nutritional status based on a child’s food consumption or nutrient absorption.

Baby Biome

We are looking for a sensor technology that helps identify early problems in baby’s microbiome.

Track Me

We are looking for a solution that provides parents with one or more indicators about their baby’s development.


Submissions of all proposals should include the following

Prizes And Resources

What's in it for the participants

Money Prizes

  • Winner, first-runner up and second-runner up will be awarded with a money prize of S$8,000, S$5,000 and S$3,500 respectively.


  • Private mentorship sessions by NUS Enterprise and Danone Nutricia Research for finalists.
  • Exposure to NUS Enterprise and local network of industry partners, companies, investors and startup mentors.

Startup SG Grant

  • Enterprise Singapore will award one Startup SG grant of S$50,000 to the winner of the D2Hack.(T&C Applies.)
  • Automatic admission for the D2Hack winner to the Top 100 Global startups of SLINGSHOT 2019, held during SWITCH, in Singapore in November.

Potential Strategic Partnership with Danone Nutricia Research

  • Opportunity to establish a longer term partnership with the Precision Nutrition D-Lab to further develop / commercialize your product or proof-of-concept.
  • We are ready to allocate an estimated worth of S$ 30,000 (at least) in highly specialized R&I and industry skillsets (access to laboratories, scientists, business strategist, marketing specialists, patent attorneys, etc.) to support the development of your proposal.


  • Roadshows

    Singapore: 17th April, 4-6pm @ BLOCK71 Singapore, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-01, Singapore 139951

    Suzhou: 24th April, 3pm -5pm @ BLOCK71 Suzhou, Block 3, Public Academy, No 377 Linquan Street, Suzhou Industrial Park

    Shanghai: 26th April, 1.30pm – 4pm @ Innospace, 77 Zhengxue Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200433

    San Francisco: 7th May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm @ BLOCK71 San Francisco, 162 - 164 S Park St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    RVSP here

  • On-line feedback session


  • Deadline for submission

    2nd June

  • Announcement of Semi-finalist


  • Semifinals

    14th June @ BLOCK71 Singapore & Online

  • Exclusive mentoring for semifinalist by NUS Enterprise & Danone Nutricia Research


  • Finals

    27th June, Innovfest, Singapore

Frequently Asked Questions

Are overseas startups / teams eligible for the D2Hack?

Do I need to have a working prototype or ready-to-use solution in order to apply?

We are an overseas based startup, can we participate?

Who will own the Intellectual Property associated with my submitted proposal to D2Hack?

My team and I think we have the right solution for one of the challenges but we have no prior experience in setting up a business. In fact, we are struggling with the ‘go-to-market strategy’ section of the submission. What should we do?

How will we know if our submission has been selected for the Semifinal round?

Who We Are


At Danone NutriciaResearch we believe that every consumer and patient deserves optimal nutritional support. We use life science, food science and technology, together with the passion, drive and expertise of over 500 employees, to pioneer nutritional solutions for those with special nutritional needs.

The Danone Nutricia Research organisation is globally represented by scientists, nutritionists, product technologists and many other specialists. Over 39 nationalities are represented in our diverse R&D community.

The Precision Nutrition D-Lab (of Danone Nutricia Research Singapore) comprises of a unique group of people who work across a range of different scientific disciplines, including microbiology, immunology, data science and digital innovation. We are a hub of digital innovation and apply our expertise in this area to our research and to providing patients and consumers customised nutritional care.

For more information, visit http://www.nutriciaresearch.com

NUS Enterprise

NUS Enterprise the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.

For more information, visit www.enterprise.nus.edu.sg

Enterprise SG

Enterprise Singapore formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body, Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

For more information, visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg

Startup SG

Startup SG represents the shared interests of the startup community and showcases Singapore as a leading startup hub. It is the brand for all local support initiatives and provides stakeholders with a platform to connect globally.

For more information, visit www.startupsg.net

Promoting Partner


IPI catalyses and enables enterprises to grow their businesses through technology and innovation. An affiliate of Enterprise Singapore, IPI promotes open innovation, and works with enterprises to source for technologies locally and abroad. In addition, it facilitates technology partnerships to bring new and innovative products and services to the market.

Connected to a global network or technology partners, including the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), IPI is well-positioned to facilitate connections between technology seekers and providers, driving growth and innovation opportunities for Singapore enterprises.

For more information, visit www.ipi-singapore.org


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