PIER71 SMART PORT CHALLENGE

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PIER71 Smart Port Challenge

Singapore plays a pivotal role on the global arena as a leading maritime nation and has continued to do so through the years. Its versatility and resilience enable it to weather the troughs and emerge stronger. Aimed to advance digital transformation in the maritime industry, PIER71 Smart Port Challenge welcomes start-ups globally to tackle pressing challenges identified by the maritime corporates with their technologies. Teams will meet and pitch to challenge owners and win cash prizes up to $10,000.

Innovation Opportunities

Key Focus Areas

accelerate program for start-ups Port
shipping and maritime services Shipping
Maritime Logistics SIngapore Maritime Logistics

Key Technology Tracks

Start-ups with technologies in these areas are also welcome to submit their proposals.

Blockchain
Blockchain
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Automation & Autonomous
Automation & Autonomous
Maritime  Cybersecurity
Maritime Cybersecurity
Deep Learning
Deep Learning
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Wearable Technology
Wearable Technology
Immersive Technology -AR & VR
Immersive Technology -AR & VR

Timeline

  • 06 Jun
    Start-ups submit proposals
    Start-ups submit proposals
  • 13 Aug
    Submission of proposals closes
    Submission of proposals closes
  • 27 & 28 Sep
    PIER71 Accelerate Bootcamp starts
    PIER71 Accelerate Bootcamp starts
  • 03 Oct - 21 Nov
    PIER71 Accelerate 8-week curriculum takes place
    PIER71 Accelerate 8-week curriculum takes place
  • 28 Nov
    Start-ups graduate on Demo Day
    Start-ups graduate on Demo Day

Why Join Smart Port Challenge?

Validated Real Problems

Where there are challenges, there are also opportunities. These are pressing challenges identified by maritime corporates.

Corporate Partners

Vast network of leading maritime corporates for pilot projects and market demand.

PIER71 ACCELERATE

Teams will participate in the first Singapore maritime start-up market and business model validation programme.

Demo Day

Dedicated stage for you to present your technologies to a room of CTOs, digital transformation champions, investors and customers.

Mentorship Support

Experienced industry mentors and serial entrepreneurs for support.

Incubation Support

Sponsored space for your team in the "epi centre of Singapore's startup ecosystem" (The Business Times).

Post-Programme Prototype Development Grant

Up to $50,000 grant available from MPA to develop and test bed prototypes.

Price

Cash Prizes

First prize - $10,000
First Runner Up - $5,000
Second Runner Up - $3,000

Mentors

Dennis Teo
Dennis Teo
Kelvin Tan
Kelvin Tan
Parikshit Jhaver
Parikshit Jhaver
Albert Wong
Albert Wong
Bernard Liew
Bernard Liew
Peter Schellenberger
Peter Schellenberger
Rajan Singh
Rajan Singh
Sam Wei Hoong
Sam Wei Hoong
G. Alagirisamy
G. Alagirisamy
Michael Chen
Michael Chen
Desmond Chong
Desmond Chong
Paul Hackett
Paul Hackett
Masayuki Shimosako
Masayuki Shimosako
Jessica Chen
Jessica Chen
Sachin Gupta
Sachin Gupta
Stew Langille
Stew Langille
Jon Loken
Jon Loken

Alumni

Brightree Gleematic Simplus Tmining Trabble Xjera Labs

Organised by

MPA NUS TNB

Supported by

SSA

Co-creators

Batam fast Jurong Port Lloyd's omcs one osm pcl psa sinanju singapore symphon teeky total vopak wartsila wilhelmse

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