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.
100 START-UPS GLOBALLY
100 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
60 MARITIME CORPORATES
We have partnered more than 60 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
100 INNOVATION OPPORTUNITES
Through collaboration with maritime corporates, over 100 innovation opportunities have been created. About S$2.75m in grant funding that been awarded to 55 start-ups to embark on pilot projects.Current Opportunities
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™
Video Message by SMS Chee Hong Tat on SPC2023 Launch
Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport delivered a video message for the Launch of Smart Port Challenge 2023 (SPC 2023).
In his message, he covered the Innovation Opportunities for SPC 2023, PIER71TM ‘s achievements to date and the set up of PIER71TM Alumni Circle to commemorate PIER71TM ‘s 5th anniversary.
Re-watch the SPC2022 Grand Final
Smart Port Challenge 2022 concluded with a Grand Final on 18 November. Re-watch the recording where the top 9 teams pitched in front of judges and guests.
The Race is On: Are the Right Technologies in Place to Decarbonise the Maritime Industry?
PIER71™ brought together a panel of experts on maritime decarbonisation to discuss the realities of how the industry is progressing and how we can steer the course collectively as an ecosystem. Recorded at InnovFest x Elevating Founders Asia, the Official Start-up event of Asia Tech x Singapore on 2 June 2022.
Latest News & Events
Meet the Finalists of PIER71 Smart Port Challenge 2023
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CNA Documentary Series: Innovating for the Future
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