Two of Singapore’s most prominent maritime technology accelerator programmes have tasked future participants with finding digital solutions for challenges presented by pandemics.

The Smart Port Challenge 2020 (SPC2020) and the Eastern Pacific Shipping MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars (EPMAT) kicked off their 2020 programmes on Thursday, asking aspiring developers of maritime technology to devise some solutions to problems caused by infectious diseases.

MPA chief executive Quah Ley Hoon at a Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC).