In April 2024, Motion Ventures and PIER71™, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), launched the Maritime Singapore Startup Ecosystem Map 2024.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the map showcases the active Singapore-based marinetech startups according to their key focus areas. This initiative aims to help global maritime companies, investors, and technology companies discover Singapore’s innovative maritime solutions, fostering information exchange and catalysing collaborative opportunities within the maritime industry.

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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: