Ocean Purpose Project

Ocean Purpose Project

Technology Area(s) : CleanTech

Ocean Purpose Project is a proudly Pasir Ris-based social enterprise driving ocean conservation and plastic pollution prevention via disruptive and creative projects with mass-scale impact. Through our 3 key pillars:

  • Plastic to Fuel – transforming ocean waste into low-sulphur fuel, carbon black and carbon nanotubes through our nimble, deployable pyrolysis machines
  • Bioplastics – creating a single-use plastic alternative from seaweed and mussels
  • Behaviour Change – mobilising corporates and communities through offline projects, like beach clean-ups and Blue Carbon projects based in Singapore and Bali, and online programmes like our OPPortunity Webinar and social media campaigns. Despite 2020’s tsunami of challenges, Ocean Purpose Project represented Singapore as the global finalist of the Climate Launchpad organised by the European Union and is the first social enterprise accepted into the Shell Start-Up Engine. We won Most Sustainable Marine Conservation Solutions 2020 by Global Brands Magazine and were finalists for two Marketing Excellence Awards 2020 – clinching silver in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Company Info


Founded : 2020

Location : Singapore

Funding Info


Shortlisted finalists are enrolled in a two-phase, 12-week programme.

Phase 1: Fit Check - Market Discovery and Validation

Kickstart your journey by diving deep into the heart of your market! In this phase, we'll help you answer the pivotal question: Is there a product-market fit for your solution? Validate your tech, test your assumptions, and find the perfect match for your innovation. A review will be conducted at the end of Phase 1. Only selected participants will advance to Phase 2.

Phase 2: Gap Busters - Navigating New Markets

Now, it's time to bridge the commercial gap. In this phase, you’ll partner with industry veterans who bring sharp business insights to the table. Together, you’ll navigate and conquer markets that may be uncharted territory for your startup.

Although the programme is designed for remote and overseas participants, in-person participation is required for the following events conducted in Singapore: