Your journey into maritime begins with Smart Port Challenge
Are you a tech start-up that is ready to bring digital transformation to the maritime industry? Do you have ideas or solutions that can address challenges in the areas of smart port, smart ship or green technology? Then read on.
Smart Port Challenge is an annual innovation competition to find the best ideas and solutions from technology start-ups to address challenges, or innovation opportunities, put forth by maritime corporates in Singapore. Started in 2017 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Smart Port Challenge became the flagship programme under PIER71TM when it was founded in 2018.
What Are We Looking For?
Innovative ideas that will bring digital transformation to the maritime industry
Key Industry Sectors
Key Focus Areas
When Does This Take Place?
Generally begins with calls for participation in June, and concludes with a Grand Final in November.Current Challenge
How Does It Work?
Start-ups submit their proposal based on the innovation opportunities available. These go through a shortlisting process with a panel of maritime, technology and entrepreneurial experts. Shortlisted finalists are enrolled into PIER71TM Accelerate, an exclusive six-week market validation and customer discovery programme backed by world-class entrepreneurship education from NUS Enterprise and specifically curated for the maritime industry. This culminates in a Grand Final where top teams get the opportunity to pitch in front of judges, partners, investors and other maritime veterans to secure the top prizes of the challenge.