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Today, Unknown Group, with the support of Enterprise Singapore, is launching a demand-driven innovation call for the most promising Singapore ventures in the smart cities, mobility & logistics sector to scale their solutions to the Netherlands. This is done in collaboration with  industry leaders including Dell Technologies, Port of Amsterdam, and Rotterdam The Hague Airport, who are sharing their problem statements for this call.

Unanticipated breakdowns, lengthy downtime, and safety issues at different points in the value chain process are being detrimental to the overall productivity in logistics and mobility, imposing high costs for the chain actors. Together with industry-leading Dutch corporations including Dell Technologies, Port of Amsterdam, and Rotterdam The Hague Airport  Unknown Group, with the support of Enterprise Singapore are seeking to build the future of predictive maintenance through cross-supply chain solutions that can be implemented across water, air, and land transportation. Through business dealmaking meetings, expert guidance to tailor your solution to the Dutch market, and access to a strong local network, Enterprise Singapore and Unknown Group aim to help scale Singapore startups and SMEs to Europe, via The Netherlands. 

Jochem Cuppen, Partner of Unknown Group, said: “At Unknown Group, it is our mission to fuel founders to answer their calling. With this track we really provide the most comprehensive support to Singapore founders to scale internationally, and unlock business opportunities to successfully bring innovations to The Netherlands and beyond.

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This innovation call is part of the Go Beyond program set up by Unknown Group and supported by Enterprise Singapore, and facilitates Singapore ventures’ entry into the Netherlands, to test and validate assumptions in the market with industry leading corporations. Their aim for this challenge is to de-risk the value chain process by collaborating with innovative ventures and giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions in five categories: remote & automated monitoring, data measurement & analytics, data security, mixed reality, and digital twins.

Jonathan Lim, Director of the Global Innovation Network division at Enterprise Singapore, said: “As our economy moves into its recovery phase, it is important for Singapore companies to innovate and internationalise more quickly. Hence, we are excited to support the innovation call by Unknown Group and open doors for Singapore companies to partner innovative industry leaders in the Netherlands, scale their solutions there, and make headway into the rest of Europe.

Go Beyond is a result of close collaboration stemming form the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Enterprise Singapore and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) during Singapore President Halimah Yacob’s state visit to The Netherlands in November 2018 to strengthen collaboration in innovation and provide market access to Europe and Southeast Asia. To clear all the potential barriers and reduce the risks involved in scaling to a new market, the program is divided in four tracks that tap into the different needs of the ventures. Check out the other three tracks via go-beyond.sg.

Ambitious startups and SMEs based in Singapore that are working on innovative solutions in predictive maintenance are invited to take the first step towards an European presence, and apply HERE.