Welcome to Smart Port Challenge 2020
Smart Port Challenge 2020 has now concluded. Congrats to our top 3 winners – BeeX (Singapore), FUELSAVE (Germany) and Vulcan AI (Singapore). Special Mention this year goes to MRC Hosting (groundup.ai) (Singapore). A recording of the Grand Final is now available here.
From over 180 applications to 16 finalists, our top 8 start-ups pitched in front of judges and invited guests at the Grand Final on 17 Nov 2020. Graced by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Transport and Foreign Affairs, Mr Chee Hong Tat, the hybrid event was streamed “live” to audiences around the world. It wasn’t an easy decision for our judges as all 8 start-ups gave such compelling pitches.
Thanks to our organising and supporting partners, maritime corporate partners, judges, PIER71 Accelerate instructors, mentors, all SPC2020 finalists, PIER71 alumni for making Smart Port Challenge 2020 a great success! We look forward to further collaboration as we continue to boost innovation in the maritime industry. See you for Smart Port Challenge 2021!
Smart Port Challenge
04 Jun - 10 Aug 2020
Calls for submission
Start-ups submit their proposal based on the innovation opportunities available
11 Aug - 31 Aug 2020
Shortlisting of finalists
Shortlisting process with a panel of maritime, technology and entrepreneurial experts
18 Sep - 10 Nov 2020
Shortlisted finalists are enrolled into six-week market validation and customer discovery programme
13 Nov 2020
Closed door pitching in front of judges for final shortlisting of grand finalists
17 Nov 2020
Grand finalists pitch in front of judges, partners, investors and other maritime veterans to secure the top prizes of the challenge