PIER71, or Port Innovation Ecosystem Re-Imagined @ Block71, was officially launched in June 2018, a collaboration between MPA and NUS Enterprise on developing the first industry-wide acceleration programme for the port and maritime industry. It comprises of three components/ activities: Smart Port Challenge (SPC), 10-week acceleration phase and ecosystem building.

To establish our presence in the start-up ecosystem and garner interest within the maritime industry, there will be a series of events and talks held throughout the year. This includes regular workshops and networking platforms, and innovation training for maritime corporates.

PIER71 will also take up about 200m2 area co-working space at Launchpad @ BLK71 to accommodate 5 to 10 start-ups at any one time. The space will be maritime-branded to demonstrate the MPA and industry’s commitment towards growing the maritime technology start-up cluster.

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