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Welcome to Smart Port Challenge 2021

Leaders and senior executives from over 70 maritime corporates came together in March to discuss key priorities, challenges and gaps for the industry. Over the last couple of months, we worked in collaboration with them to identify and select innovation opportunities for this year’s Smart Port Challenge. Explore them now.

Maritime Innovation Process 2021

(note that the timelines below are subject to change)

 

Smart Port Challenge

2021 Timeline

18 Jun - 10 Aug 2021
Calls for submission
Calls for submission

Start-ups submit their proposal based on the innovation opportunities available

11 Aug - 10 Sep 2021
Shortlisting of finalists
Shortlisting of finalists

Shortlisting process with a panel of maritime, technology and entrepreneurial experts

28 Sep - 12 Nov 2021
PIER71 Accelerate
PIER71 Accelerate

Shortlisted finalists are enrolled into six-week market validation and customer discovery programme

15 Nov 2021
Closed-door Judging
Closed-door Judging

Closed door pitching in front of judges for final shortlisting of grand finalists

17 Nov 2021
Grand Final
Grand Final

Grand finalists pitch in front of judges, partners, investors and other maritime veterans to secure the top prizes of the challenge

Why Participate?

Mentoring and coaching Mentoring and coaching
Mentoring and coaching
Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners
Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners
Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers
Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers
Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts
Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts
Product and business model validation Product and business model validation
Product and business model validation
Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development
Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development
Cash prizes for top three winners Cash prizes for top three winners
Cash prizes for top three winners
Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad
Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad
Branding and media exposure Branding and media exposure
Branding and media exposure