MPA and PIER71™ have established strategic partnerships to strengthen our outreach and support to marinetech start-ups. We work closely with key partners to jointly build the ecosystem. 

One aspect of this partnership is with notable maritime accelerators. Below are the accelerator partners of MPA, and the benefits that start-ups under their programme may be able to access.

Accelerator Partners of MPA

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) – Ventures

Focused on green and technology-driven growth, it offers an intensive three-month mentorship-based programme, which includes a demo day to pitch to industry experts.    
Ocean of Opportunities (O3) Challenge

Backed by Ocean Network Express, the challenge offers mentorship, industry exposure, and a boot camp to  work on a proof-of-concept with corporate partners.    
PSA unboxed

Offers access to an extensive network of PSA expertise, resources and opportunities to unbox your ideas into a sustainable business with a go-to-market strategy.    
Rainmaking Trade & Transport Programme

An innovation platform focusing on decarbonisation and supply chain resilience, that produces commercial partnerships. Start-ups work with corporate partners on pilot or venture plans.  

In addition to PIER71™ alumni, start-ups that successfully graduate from these programmes can apply for MPA’s MINT-STARTUP grant, to support their pilot projects.  

The application process is as follows: