Maritime Innovation Ecosystem

Over the last decade, Singapore has built up a respectable maritime innovation ecosystem, comprising a large base of demand drivers (our global hub port and IMC), a vast network of potential solutions providers (technology developers and start-ups), as well as a robust research community (including centres of excellence within local research institutes). This is supported by an enabling environment conducive for growth, with a highly educated workforce, strong protection for intellectual property, and quality R&D infrastructure. As a testament to our strength in maritime R&D, the recent 2017 Menon Publication ranked Singapore as 2nd in the category of maritime technology, amongst 30 cities being benchmarked.


To further enhance the ecosystem, MPA seeks to grow the diversity of ecosystem players, and promote formal collaborations, informal linkages and knowledge-sharing between these players. This includes engaging in international R&D collaborations and knowledge-sharing with other nations such as Norway and Rotterdam.