Singapore pushes ahead with digitizing the maritime sector as coronavirus brings new challenges

22 Sep, 2020

Digital transformation in the maritime industry is accelerating and start-ups like Cerekon and C-LOG, both finalists of Smart Port Challenge 2019, are gaining traction by providing solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and credibility. This is also thanks to corporate partners like Ocean Network Express, PSA Singapore and Thome Group for offering test-bedding opportunities and being early adopters! Watch the 3-minute clip on CNBC.

The full 30-minute feature on “The Singapore Effect” is expected to be aired in the first week of October.

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: