Terra Weather is a Singapore-based weather technology company established in 2007. We provide high-quality weather forecasts and weather analytics for the world's biggest players in the offshore industry.


Terra Weather developed the Mini Programming Language to provide great flexibility and ease-of-use for app development & prototyping. With its philosophy "Simple enough for children, deep enough for seasoned developers", Mini was created with the belief that everyone is innovative and creative by nature. Terra Weather hopes Mini will help NUS students turn their ideas into actual innovation and career opportunities.

Date_________ Activity
2 Feb–10 Feb IoT Datathon 2017 Registration
6 Feb,
6 –8pm
NUS Industry Sharing Session
Sharing about current IoT technology and data-driven applications during major career seminar organized by NUS Science
11 Feb–14 Feb Project Allocation
Allocation of teams to respective SMEs with problem sets presented
15 Feb–8 Mar,
4pm –7pm
4-week intensive training course about programming, innovation and entrepreneurship

• 15 Feb, 4-7pm, LT31 –Launching of IoT Datathon. Workshops from Nest, Arthur D. Little, McLaughlin IP and Terra Weather about entrepreneurship, design thinking and intellectual property

• 17 Feb, 4-7pm–programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 20 Feb, 4-7pm, LT 31 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 22 Feb, 4-7pm, LT 31 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 1 Mar, 4-7pm, LT 31 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 3 Mar, 4-7pm, LT 31 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 6 Mar, 4-7pm, LT 28 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop

• 8 Mar, 4-7pm, LT 28 –programming and entrepreneurship workshop
11 Mar Demo Day
Judges from NUS, Terra Weather and IoT Datathon Partners will select the winning solutions. Investors, accelerators, VCs, global consultancy firms and SMEs will also come as audience looking for potential collaborations and talent recruitment
17 Mar,
9am –4pm,
NUS LT27 foyer
Exhibition Day (in conjunction with NUS Faculty of Science Industry Day)
Held in conjunction with NUS Industry Day, the winning teams will receive winning prizes and present their solutions to the public




Are you challenged to build applications to solve real-life problems?


Terra Weather and NUS Faculty of Science are co-organizing IoT Datathon 2017 where students are invited to develop IoT applications to solve real-life problems faced by real companies.


In this Datathon, you will have the opportunity to collaborate first-hand with industry experts to prototype innovative solutions. Along the way, you will also receive constant mentorship about programming concepts applied by professionals. Winners stand the chance to pitch their ideas to angel investors, accelerators and venture capital firms.


Prior knowledge of programming is not necessary to compete in the IoT Datathon 2017. All participants will be given a 4-week intensive training & mentorship sessions, known as Mini Academy, where they will learn programming concepts, application development and data analysis.





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Patent Attorney,

McLaughlin IP


Having close to 17 years in the profession, Michael is trained and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney (UK) and European Patent Attorney in London. He is widely regarded as a world-centre of excellence for the profession. He founded his own firm in the depths of the global financial crisis and successfully navigated through that, and the company continues to grow.






Terra Weather


Arnold is a graduate of NUS Science (Physics) and CEO of Terra Weather. He will speak on the challenges of innovation and entreneurship, with a focus on Asia. As a longtime entrepreneur himself, he hopes more youth will follow the path he has taken. Attend this talk to be both inspired and informed!




Arthur D. Little


Keisuke is a Manager for Arthur D. Little (ADL) and a core member of ADL’s global TIME (Telecom, Information-Technology, Media, and Electronics) practice at Singapore/Japan office. His main area of consulting work is in designing business strategy, new business entry strategy and technology strategy in the manufacturing, IT and telecom industries. He is experienced in developing IoT business strategy for a major Japanese / Singapore IT Vendor, electronics, trading company and public sector.




Nest Ventures


Emma serves as director for Nest Ventures where she sources and assesses investment opportunities across the fintech, healthtech and smart cities verticals. Post-investment, she works closely with portfolio companies to support their growth in Southeast Asia. She was previously acting as general manager for Nest’s subsidiary, Investable, a first-to-market equity crowdfunding platform in Hong Kong set up to help early stage companies get access to financing through a community of over 800+ accredited investors.

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