Where Tech Entrepreneurs Gather To
Reimagine Solutions for Maritime
PIER71TM brings together a vibrant ecosystem of innovative thinkers,
maritime veterans and experts, technology, entrepreneurial know-how and investment opportunities.
80 START-UPS GLOBALLY
Close to 80 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
50 MARITIME CORPORATES
We have partnered about 50 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. About S$2m in grant funding that been awarded to start-ups to embark on pilot projects.
Voices of PIER71™
PIER71 provided us a great platform to engage with leading maritime corporates, get live feedback and POCs; and helped gain customer traction. Additionally, the support from the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the NUS Enterprise team was fantastic and both organisations have continued to be supportive of our journey.
Nidhi Gupta CEO, Portcast
PIER71 is an essential part of the Singapore maritime start-up ecosystem, supporting start-ups, corporates and investors alike. INNOPORT and various Schulte Group entities have been part of PIER71 for three years in a row – and we have greatly benefitted by accurately defining challenge statements, interacting with other ecosystem players, as well as running pilot projects with start-ups.
Haymon Sinapius Investment Manager, Asia, INNOPORT
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
PIER71 is great for founders who want to validate their ideas and find the product-market fit in the maritime industry. We are so thankful for having been given this opportunity to identify the most pervasive problems in the industry by engaging with mentors, industry expertise, etc.
Can Kiral Co-founder, Tagvance
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
Making Waves at PIER71™
Smart Port Challenge 2022 Launched!
Smart Port Challenge 2022 was officially launched on 20 May. Applications are now open. Tech start-ups can apply to any of the 15 innovation opportunities co-created with 16 maritime corporates, or in an open category. Watch the recording of the launch event here.
Maritime Leadership Roundtable 2022
We captured the essence of the discussions from MPA’s Maritime Leadership Roundtable on 28 January in a visual summary. Find out what innovation opportunities get translated from these key priorities and output from the 2-day Maritime Innovation Workshop that followed in February.
Riding the waves in 2021
Looking back at some of the key highlights in 2021:
• 17 innovation opportunities were co-created with 21 maritime corporates as part of Smart Port Challenge 2021 • 152 highly qualified proposals were received from start-ups around the world • 18 start-ups completed PIER71™ Accelerate, gaining valuable market validation and insights from corporates • 3 new Venture Capital (VC) partners joined PIER71™’s investor network • 7 SPC alumni gained funding totalling more than US$18 million, excluding undisclosed amounts.
Re-watch the Smart Port Challenge 2021 Grand Final
Smart Port Challenge 2021 concluded with a Grand Final on 23 November. Eight teams put their best pitch forward in front of judges and invited guests. Re-watch the full recording of the hybrid event with includes an MOU signing ceremony between MPA and NUS Enterprise on the renewal and expansion of the PIER71™ programme.
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