The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) implements defence technology plans, acquires defence equipment and supplies, and develops defence infrastructure for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
At Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), we have a shared purpose – to develop leading-edge technological and engineering solutions for the defence and security of our nation.
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Stimulate your mind with a week-long camp unlike any other! Learn and explore all about engineering and infocomm technology through eye-opening lectures and hands-on workshops, and challenge your skills in a mini-competition. Who says we’re all work and no play?
To attend this exciting camp, you may seek your teacher's help on your application or email us at
Do you have a burning curiosity about how things work? Do you aspire to work in the exciting fields of science, engineering, infocomm technology or cybersecurity?
Stimulate your interest in defence science and technology and take your passion for science and technology to the next level with insightful real-world challenges.
Have loads of fun making new discoveries with like-minded friends under the nurturing care of our mentors. Grab the chance to interact with YDSP alumni and learn more about their experiences!
Get the chance to showcase your challenging and meaningful projects from the Research@YDSP, YDSP Science and Technology Camp and YDSP World of Science at the YDSP Congress!
Since 1992, YDSP has played host to budding engineers and scientists, indulging their curiosity with activities and programmes designed to stretch and nurture young minds to their fullest potential. An initiative by DSTA and DSO National Laboratories, YDSP is the perfect start to shape your creativity and spirit of innovation.
Join us and explore the frontiers of science and technology today!
Experience an enriching one-week programme and discover a range of tech topics, from advanced physical sciences to infocomm technologies critical to Singapore’s defence.
To attend this module, you may seek your teacher's help on your application or email us at
Looking to gain some real-world work experience in a supportive environment? Will your ideas survive in the real world? Put them to the test with Research@YDSP! Mentored by experienced defence engineers, software developers, cybersecurity experts and research scientists from DSTA and DSO, you will work on projects designed to stimulate and spur your interest in science and technology during the internship!
To join Research@YDSP, you may seek your teacher's help on your application or email us at
Create your future in science and technology with the YDSP Scholarship!
The YDSP Scholarship aims to recognise Secondary three or equivalent Integrated Programme three (IP) students who show both academic excellence and an interest in science and technology.
To apply for the YDSP Scholarship, you may seek your teacher's help on your application or email us at
The YDSP Congress marks the end of all YDSP activities for the year. Present your Research@YDSP projects and share your experiences from the YDSP Science & Technology Camp and YDSP World of Science. Young talents with strong passion in science and technology will be awarded with the YDSP Scholarship.
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Find out more about the YDSP participants’ projects and experiences below!
Janessa, a Research@YDSP intern with DSTA, shares about Haemed, an intelligent mobile app prototype she developed. The app provides immediate analysis and support in time-sensitive life-saving operations involving haemorrhage.
Samuel, a Research@YDSP intern with DSTA, talks about his journey to build a prototype of a Internet-of-Things system to address the communication constraints of IoT devices enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) deployed in remote off-grid locations.
The champion team of the May 2020 YDSP Science & Technology Camp shares how drones and AI could be used to alleviate the manpower crunch in disinfection services during COVID-19.
Members from the 2nd runner-up of the YDSP Science & Technology Camp – SpaceCube Mission talk about the mobile app prototype, website, and AI classification task that they completed with the theme ‘space technology’!
Explore your future in science and technology with us. Work on challenging and meaningful projects or join our camps and activities and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
Learning never stops. Nurture your passion for science and technology and apply them to real world challenges. Meet like-minded peers and be inspired by Singapore’s top engineers and developers.
Gain greater insights into the exciting work we do in defending Singapore. Learn from experienced mentors and shape your creativity and spirit of innovation through immersive science and technology experiences.
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