Welcome to Smart Port Challenge 2022

Smart Port Challenge 2022 is now open for applications. Tech start-ups can apply to any of the 15 innovation opportunities co-created with 16 maritime corporates, or in an open category.

Join our co-creators in June to learn more about their challenges as we’ll be bringing you a series of roadshows. Stay tuned for more details. 

Smart Port Challenge

2022 Timeline

20 May - 08 Jul 2022
Calls for submission
Calls for submission

Start-ups submit their proposal based on the innovation opportunities available

09 Jul - 29 Aug 2022
Shortlisting of finalists
Shortlisting of finalists

Shortlisting process with a panel of maritime, technology and entrepreneurial experts

21 Sep - 07 Nov 2022
PIER71™ Accelerate
PIER71™ Accelerate

Shortlisted finalists are enrolled into a seven-week market validation and customer discovery programme

10 Nov 2022
Closed-door Judging
Closed-door Judging

Closed door pitching in front of judges for final shortlisting of grand finalists

16 Nov 2022
Grand Final
Grand Final

Grand finalists pitch in front of judges, partners, investors and other maritime veterans to secure the top prizes of the challenge

Why Participate?

Mentoring and coaching Mentoring and coaching
Mentoring and coaching
Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners
Access to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners
Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers
Opportunity to address real challenges and identify customers
Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts
Access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts
Product and business model validation Product and business model validation
Product and business model validation
Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development
Eligibility to apply for grants (up to S$50,000) towards prototype development
Cash prizes for top three winners Cash prizes for top three winners
Cash prizes for top three winners
Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad
Sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad
Branding and media exposure Branding and media exposure
Branding and media exposure