Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is AGILE?

AGILE, which stands for Accelerating Growth in Innovation, Learning and Entrepreneurship, is a collaboration between NP and UOB. Through AGILE, NP and UOB demonstrate their common goal of nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs and to bring greater collaboration opportunities – among start-ups, UOB and students – to life within a joint space. Start-ups will have access to mentorship through both the incubation programme at NP and The Finlab, an innovation accelerator by UOB. They will also be able to glean industry insights through The FinLab’s programmes. Students, in turn, will gain from AGILE-based internships with NP and UOB where they can learn about entrepreneurship and collaboration, as well as from the start-ups based in AGILE.

2. Which are the spaces in AGILE that I can access?

Occupying 10,000 sq ft on the NP campus, AGILE consists of 3 main sections: Hangout@UOB, a Student Engagement area, and an Incubator.

Hangout@UOB is a community space co-created with students of NP and designed by graduates from NP’s School of Design & Environment to encourage collaboration among students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. It also features common spaces where students can unwind - playing innovative AI games or simply enjoying a cup of healthy yoghurt drink from CANVAS Yoghurt, set up by budding NP student entrepreneurs. UOB and NP will jointly organise events with seminars on FinTech, Innovation and Personal Finance programmes.

The Student Engagement area includes hot-desking space open to students and staff in NP to connect with like-minded individuals on entrepreneurship opportunities. Within the area, you will also find NP blockchain tokens enabled amenities such as the futsal table.

The incubator at AGILE which is accessible by the startups, provides them with access to resources such as workspaces, mentoring, support services and training programmes, and co-creation opportunities. Ten start-ups, mainly founded by NP alumni, from diverse sectors, have already come on board. Check out their products and services here.

3. What are the opening hours of AGILE?

Area Opening Days/Hours
Hangout@UOB Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)
11 am to 7 pm
Canvas Yoghurt Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)
11 am to 6.30 pm
Student Engagement Area Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)
8.30 am to 6 pm

4. Do I need to pre-book the student engagement area?

No pre-booking is required. NP students and staff can walk-in during the opening hours and work in the open area that fosters connections and creativity.

5. Do I need to make an appointment to use the Hangout@UOB?

No, Hangout@UOB is accessible to all students and visitors of NP. It is open from 11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday except Public Holidays. Kindly note that access will be limited in view of COVID-19 safe management measures.

6. Does the Hangout@UOB provide banking services?

For access to cash withdrawal service, you may visit the ATM located outside Hangout@UOB, within AGILE space. If you are a student aged 17 to 24 years old and wish to open a UOB account, please visit us here. For other banking matters, please complete this form for us to get in touch with you.

7. Can I apply for an incubator space in AGILE?

The incubator space is to support NP alumni in their innovation and entrepreneurship ventures. We welcome startups who are keen to take up space within the campus incubator. If you are keen to explore the incubator spaces, please submit your enquiries to asktsb@np.edu.sg, or contact us using the online form at https://www.agile.edu.sg/contact.html.