Call for Proposals 2020

MINT Fund Call For Proposals 2020 (Now Open!)

Call For Joint Industry Projects To Build A Resilient And Competitive Maritime Sector Post COVID-19

MPA and Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) have launched an open call for Joint/Collaborative Industry Projects (JIP) to encourage our technology community, maritime stakeholders and adjacent sectors to forge innovation partnerships to address the challenges & opportunities as a result of COVID-19 on disrupted global supply chain, affected operations and services within the maritime sector, and submit innovation proposals.

Timeline
Application Start: 26 May 2020
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020
Expected Project Commencement: 1 September 2020
Expected Start of Trial: 1Q 2021

Desired Outcomes
The project must address the objective of this call to build a resilient and competitive maritime sector (i.e. port, harbour craft community, shipping and maritime services), and build new/enhanced industry capabilities. It should include measurable outcomes in terms of enhanced safety, productivity and cost saving, and qualitative benefits in terms of enhanced workforce resilience, operations resilience and customer services resilience.

Scope of Collaboration
We like to invite interested technology developers in collaboration with maritime stakeholders to submit proposals and lead the JIP execution. The potential topics for JIP are given the attached PDF below, but the applicant is free to propose any innovation project that will contribute to the objective stated above. These could include the use of technologies such as AI, cloud, robotics, wearables and smart/remote technology to minimise human contacts. The lead applicant should engage relevant industry stakeholders to validate its idea/proposal and solicit participations and contributions from at least two (2) JIP partners in the submission.

MINT Fund Criteria and Funding Support
The Maritime Innovation & Technology (MINT) Fund will provide funding support level of up to 50% or (for impactful projects) up to 70% of the qualifying project costs.

The MINT Fund’s eligibility and evaluation criteria can be found here and the application form here.

If you have any queries, you may direct them to MINT@mpa.gov.sg and we will get back to you soonest.