Welcome to Smart Port Challenge 2022

Smart Port Challenge 2022 was officially launched on 20 May and tech start-ups were invited to apply to any of the 15 innovation opportunities co-created with 16 maritime corporates, or in an open category. The application window has now closed and finalists are expected be announced in September.

Watch a recording of the launch event here.

Smart Port Challenge

2022 Timeline

20 May - 22 Jul 2022
Calls for submission
Calls for submission

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

23 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 six-week market validation and customer discovery programme

15 Nov 2022
Semi-Finals
Semi-Finals

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

18 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