Where Tech Entrepreneurs Gather To
Reimagine Solutions for Maritime
PIER71 brings together a vibrant ecosystem of innovative thinkers,
maritime veterans and experts, technology, entrepreneurial know-how and investment opportunities.
60 START-UPS GLOBALLY
Close to 60 start-ups globally have gained validation and market access through us. Be inspired by their success stories and follow in their footsteps.Read Stories Start Your Journey
30 MARITIME CORPORATES
We have partnered over 30 maritime corporates and found new ways for them to approach their challenges. Learn about their journey and join the digital transformation.Read Stories Partner Us
80 INNOVATION OPPORTUNITES
Through collaboration with maritime corporates, over 80 innovation opportunities have been created. See which ones have materialised, what impact our start-ups have made, and how you can contribute.Visit MarketPlace
Voices of PIER71
Being part of Smart Port Challenge brought us closer to the market. Not only did we get the domain expertise to shape our product, but also the opportunity to pilot our technology with maritime corporates. We would strongly recommend SPC as it offers an unparalleled learning experience for tech start-ups venturing into the maritime sector.
Manik Bhandari CEO, Vulcan AI
Participation in PIER71 opened up the maritime industry to us, and the runner-up recognition quickly took us to countries across the world. Additionally, the mentorship received at PIER71 was invaluable and today we are able to use those lessons to chart our journey through 4 continents and 10 countries.
Ashutosh Prasad CEO, KoiReader Technologies
Being part of the PIER71 ecosystem has really helped move our organisation forward – right from precise framing of the right problem statements. This means we can now get to the core issues faster with our ecosystem partners and develop fast paced and productive strategies to work with startups – this is a new skill in a corporate environment.
Nakul Malhotra Vice President Open Innovation, Marine Products, Wilhelmsen
The immersion in the port ecosystem of Singapore literally launched our business. We validated both our technology and the business case. Being part of the PIER71 Smart Port Challenge opened doors, coaching was great. Winning the third prize is the icing on the cake; it put Teqplay on the map in Asia.
Léon Gommans CEO, Teqplay
PIER71 is an excellent platform for the maritime industry to share challenges, problem statements and innovative solutions as we harness each other’s strengths to build a more efficient maritime ecosystem. Through PIER71, Jurong Port has significantly strengthened our partnerships with start-ups, technology companies and Institutes of Higher Learning to test-bed solutions for our waterfront transformation.
Ho Kong Meng Senior Manager, Digital Operations, Jurong Port
Making Waves at PIER71
Smart Port Challenge 2021 Now Launched!
Smart Port Challenge 2021 was officially launched on 18 June. Watch the full recording to hear key announcements from Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Transport, Mr Chee Hong Tat; key insights on Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Landscape; and details on this year’s innovation opportunities for tech start-ups.
Creating a digital splash in 2020
PIER71 turns 3 this year. Thanks to our founding partners, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise, we have grown the maritime ecosystem through active engagement of maritime corporates and global tech startups in open innovation opportunities. Looking back at 2020, it’s probably safe to say that screenshots far exceeded actual photos for most business activities. Thanks to everyone who graced our screens last year!
Latest News & Events
Seven Grant Recipients Announced at Launch of Smart Port Challenge 2021
Launch of Smart Port Challenge 2021
Trade 2.0 – Singapore – Maritime Startup and Innovation Report
Accelerating Digitalisation and Innovation Efforts in the New Normal for the Maritime Sector
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