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.

Embracing these innovators as potential growth drivers of the industry, What's Next focuses a spotlight on budding entrepreneurs amidst the industry giants. Start-ups will be able to 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



card2.png 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


Leverage IMDEX Asia and showcase your business solutions to maritime's finest. Connect with our sales team to explore your participation options.

FIND OUT MORE
Aaron Hilomen CEO, Antipara Exploration

Very positive experience at What’s Next @ IMDEX Asia.
We were able to meet with a number of potential partners and clients.

Florie Mancel Business Development Manager, Subnero

If I were to give any advice to a startup, it would be to take any given opportunities.
We attended What’s Next @ IMDEX Asia despite the fact that we were very short of resources and time and it really paid off because we won today which is absolutely fantastic!

EXHIBIT WITH US TODAY



Innovation Challenge by Starburst
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
Exhibiting Kiosk   
Each kiosk comes with the following:
  1. One information counter
  2. One 13amp electrical point
  3. One A1 poster
  4. One counter graphic
  5. Company name and booth number on fascia board
  6. Exhibitor profile listing on show directory
Pitching on Demo Day
Selected start-ups under the Innovation Challenge stand to gain the opportunity to pitch their solutions to a global network of senior stakeholders at IMDEX Asia.

Start-ups may have the opportunity to deploy or pilot their ideations operationally.
Participation Fees US$1,000


Notes:
  1. The organiser and Starburst reserves the right to accept and reject applications at its sole discretion
  2. Price quoted are in United States Dollars (US$) and subject to the prevailing goods and services tax for Singapore-registered companies
  3. Alternative participating options are available, please contact us at sales2023@imdexasia.com.
  4. All information herein is subject to change without prior notice

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