Securing business critical data

Key Focus Area:

Smart Shipping

BACKGROUND Ships share their connectivity bandwidth across many functions and seafarers, and are presently unable to apportion their bandwidth to mission-critical functions. As such, how can we batch critical data during disruption when bandwidth speed is slow and low?


There might be operational inefficiencies as navigation and real-time monitoring systems are hindered by unreliable connectivity.

  • Inmarsat receives approximately 100 cases of speed-related issues per day.
  • Will not be applicable to harbourcrafts which rely on 4G routers

Network bandwidth management tools in the market such as ManageEngine provide visibility on bandwidth utilisation by applications and allow users to define which ones to prioritise.

  • Gatekeeping hardware, or software integrated in existing hardware that identifies and prioritises business-critical functions according to the Internet speed.
  • Low bandwidth solution such as edge computing.
  • Network separation.
  • Data drop boxes for ships to send their data to.

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: