Call for Proposals: Tech & Resilient 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.

They are looking to use AI, cloud, robotics, wearables and smart/remote technology to minimise human contact aiming to enhance safety, productivity, cost savings, enhanced workforce resilience, operations resilience, and customer service resilience.


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

Joint projects may be on, but not limited to:

- tele-consultation and medication for seafarers
- enhanced customer services and minimal touchpoints at piers
- solutions and standards development for remote ship inspection and survey

The Maritime Innovation & Technology (MINT) Fund will be providing funding support level up to 50% - 70 % (for impactful projects) of the qualifying project costs and available for companies registered in Singapore.  Further information on the call, application, and eligibility below.

If you have any queries, you may direct them to

  • Dominykas Broga

    Dominykas Broga

    Programme Manager | International Trade
    T 07931 565 239

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