3 - 5 MAY 2023 CHANGI EXHIBITION CENTRE, SINGAPORE

What's Next


WHAT'S NEXT

A launch pad for aspiring start-ups, What's Next presents a unique opportunity for budding start-ups to showcase their revolutionary innovations and solutions on a global stage. Held concurrently with IMDEX Asia in 2023, the programme spotlights selected problem statements from the maritime and defence industry, calling for innovative solutions that include unmanned systems and artificial intelligence. 

Start-ups can meet and showcase their business ideas and offerings to industry players, defence officials, government agencies, investors and accelerators at the show.

WHOM YOU CAN EXPECT TO MEET


TOP GLOBAL DEFENCE COMPANIES

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Thales
  • Leonardo
  • Naval Group
  • Raytheon
  • ST Engineering
  • Israel Aerospace Industries

DEFENCE

  • Tri-services Chiefs
  • Defence Ministry Officials
  • Defence Systems Integrators

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & REGULATORS

  • Defence Science and Technology Agency
  • Transport Ministry Officials
  • Inspectors and Auditors

INDUSTRY PROBLEM STATEMENTS


Artificial Intelligence.png ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Solutions that use artificial intelligence to improve trainer to trainee ratio in classroom and practical learning settings


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MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO)

                • Solutions that utilise minimal resources carry out survey and inspection checks of ship hulls
                • Solutions that perform conditional monitoring and predictive maintenance on electronics

card4.pngSHIP OPERATIONS

Solutions that require minimal deployment resources to detect and neutralise underwater threats to anchored ships


card4.pngSUSTAINABILITY

Solutions that accelerate the global sustainability agenda:
                • Sustainable fuels for maritime vessels
                • Hydrogen fuel cell for maritime and port applications
                • Weather technologies
                • Wave energy applications
                • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) for the maritime industry

card4.png OTHERS

Any other innovative and emerging technologies for maritime and defence industry

Claus Nehmzow Digital Innovation Organisation Asia PacificBP Singapore

The Unmanned Systems Asia exhibition and conference was a fantastic opportunity to quickly get an overview of what’s new and exciting in this space. Looking forward to next year’s show.

ELIGIBILITY


Interested start-ups must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Early to growth stage
  • First time exhibitor at the event
  • With a novel and innovative solution to showcase
  • Not representing any third-party products or technology
  • Not a subsidiary of an established company

Note: The organiser reserves the right to accept and reject applications at its sole discretion

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