Smart Port Challenge 2023 Officially Launched

Smart Port Challenge 2023  was officially launched on 8 June 2023 by Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore at InnovFest x Elevating Founders 2023, the official start-up event of Asia Tech x Singapore.

Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport also delivered a video message for the occasion. We welcome you to view the video below.

Innovation Opportunities for Smart Port Challenge 2023 will focus on maritime decarbonisation, smart port operations, supply chain resilience, cybersecurity and marine insurance. Click here for more details.

Over the last few months, PIER71TM organised  Roadshows and Ask-Me-Anything sessions, where our Supporting Corporate Partners were present to answer them all.  You may view the digital recordings here.

Follow us on LinkedIn to receive updates on the start-ups’ progress on the Accelerate programme as they journey towards the Smart Port Challenge Grand Finals on 21 November 2023 .

Smart Port Challenge 2023 Video Message

by Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and

Ministry of Transport, Singapore


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: