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Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)

In January 2006, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Science Centre Singapore formalised a collaboration with the aim to promote interest in infocomm technology among the younger generation and bring infocomm awareness to the general public through an exhibition and series of events.

Through this collaboration, an exhibition named i-Space was created which aimed to showcase the latest ICT technology in order to engage and inspire the young Singaporeans. In the past, annually, the Science Centre organised XSite, a nationwide competition which was one of the challenges of the National Infocomm Competition organised by IDA.

The objectives of X-site were:

  • to promote interest and awareness of Infocomm technology.
  • to educate students on the science and technology behind Infocomm.
  • to provide students with an opportunity to experience out-of-school challenges and learning, develop team camaraderie and discover their true talents.

Besides that, i-Space used to be the headquarters for the schools’ infocomm club ambassadors, serving as a meeting point where the ambassadors are able to hold their meetings and events from time to time.

The i-Space exhibition has since been replaced by the Defending Science Exhibition. Also, the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) have been restructured to form the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Agency (GovTech).