Smart Port Challenge 2024 is now open for registration

PIER71™️ Smart Port Challenge 2024 was officially launched on 30 May 2024 by Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment at InnovFest 2024, the official start-up event of Asia Tech x Singapore.

Innovation Opportunities for Smart Port Challenge 2024 will focus on the following categories: Maritime Green Technologies, Next Generation Ports, Smart Shipping and Digitalisation (AI, Cybersecurity, Cloud). Click here for more details.

We will be organising roadshows in the month of June in various cities and virtually to share more information about PIER71™️ Smart Port Challenge 2024 – how one can get involved and what one can gain out of it. Please refer to the roadshow schedule below. 

Shortlisted start-ups will participate in a three-month long programme, Accelerate, where start-ups will delve into a world of opportunities to refine their products and solutions, broaden their horizons and establish significant relationships within the maritime industry.

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About Smart Port Challenge


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: