Sharjah-based Gulftainer is launching the Future of Ports Startup Challenge 2020, which aims to identify startups from across the globe looking to lead the technological transformation of the port management and logistics industry. The company is working with Global Silicon Valley Labs to engage startups in five areas of opportunity where Gulftainer is pursuing new solutions: The Internet of Things and Robo-Doctors; Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Drones; Big Data and Advanced Analytics; Blockchain and Bring Your Own Idea.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups have until August 15th to apply in each of these categories. More information, and how to apply, can be found on the Future of Ports Startup Challenge website – https://www.gtinnovationchallenge.com/
Peter Richards, Group CEO of Gulftainer, says, “Gulftainer isn’t looking for incremental technology or ‘easy fixes’. We are committed to developing long-term partnerships with emerging technology companies and working together to build the ports of the future. Our aim is to seek entrepreneurs and unconventional thinkers, with a vision for the future, to chase groundbreaking innovation in technology areas that will transform the industry.”
Once the proposals are evaluated, the winning startups will be invited to present their projects to an audience made up of leaders from across the port and logistics industry, and innovation and investment sectors, on November 5, 2020. In addition to the introduction to potential new investors and industry leaders, Gulftainer will also award a cash stipend to each of the winning startups in each category and provide the opportunity to explore the deployment or co-development of their technology.