PIER71 Smart Port Challenge
Smart Port Challenge is an annual innovation competition for global technology start-ups to address challenges put forth by the maritime corporates in Singapore. These innovation opportunities are identified through a series of ideation workshops with the commitments or the maritime corporates to adopt the solutions if found suitable. The challenge focuses on the domain areas of port operations, shipping and ship management, maritime logistics and services.Innovation Opportunities
Key Focus Areas
Key Technology Tracks
Start-ups with technologies in these areas are also welcome to submit their proposals.
06 JunStart-ups submit proposals
9 AugSubmission of proposals closes
24 & 25 SepPIER71 Accelerate Bootcamp starts
30 Sep - 4 NovPIER71 Accelerate 6 weeks curriculum takes place
7 NovStart-ups graduate on Pitch Day
Why Join Smart Port Challenge?
Validated Innovation Opportunities
Address real problems that have been identified by our maritime corporates, who are ready to adopt viable and innovative solutions. Our vast network of leading maritime corporates could also be test-bedding partners. Check out the innovation opportunities for 2019 Smart Port Challenge..
Finalists are invited to join a 6-week programme of customer discovery and business model validation journey. Get exclusive access to masterclasses about the maritime industry, network events and services from our partners.
Get connected and mentored by industry veterans, domain experts, serial entrepreneurs, corporate partners and more.
Dedicated stage to pitch and showcase solutions to stakeholders who will invest, purchase, collaborate, partner or market your technology ventures.
Sponsored space for your team in the "epi centre of Singapore's startup ecosystem" (The Business Times) at JTC Launchpad @ One North. Dive deep into a bustling environment with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Post-Programme Prototype Development Grant
Up to $50,000 grant available from MPA to develop and test bed prototypes.