April 25, 2023

ZEBOX Launches Hub in Singapore to Drive Sustainable Innovation in the Asia Pacific

All set to tap the vibrant and fast-growing Asian markets from Singapore, ZEBOX Asia Pacific will address business and sustainability challenges across a range of sectors.
ZEBOX Launches Hub in Singapore to Drive Sustainable Innovation in the Asia Pacific

Innovating a new era with support from Singapore Government

Home to over 4,000 startups and regional headquarters of global enterprises, Singapore is synonymous with her pro-business policies cutting-edge digital infrastructure, and a robust pipeline of skilled talents.

With the support of Enterprise Singapore and the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), ZEBOX Asia Pacific will identify startups in Asia, notably in Singapore, and match them to corporate partners so that together, they can embark on co-innovation projects locally and across markets in the Asia Pacific, spanning Australia in Oceania; to Indonesia and Vietnam in Southeast Asia; to Japan and Korea in North Asia.

ZEBOX’s community of partners add up to 20 with three new industry leaders

Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore, one of the world’s leading ship classification societies; PSA unboXed, PSA International’s startup arm; and Synergy Marine Group, a leading ship manager have become corporate partners of ZEBOX Asia Pacific.

They join ZEBOX’s founding partner, CMA CGM and its circle of 16 other major partner groups to co-develop with startups game-changing solutions across four key areas: operational efficiency, assets optimisation and decarbonization, workflow automation, and future of work.

“ZEBOX’s goal is to connect the most promising startups with industry leaders looking at innovation as a mean of progress and path toward a more sustainable economy. With Asia Pacific being one of the most, if not, the most, active region in the world, it simply made sense for ZEBOX to launch in Singapore.” said Gwen Salley, ZEBOX CEO. “With this regional presence, we’ll have the ability to unite ambitious corporate partners, and connect them with our global ecosystem, thanks to Singapore's pro-business government, local talents, and vibrant tech support system.”

“The CMA CGM Group embraces innovation for excellence and sustainable transformation. We are thrilled that ZEBOX has expanded to Asia Pacific; and taken off the ground with three new esteemed partners in Singapore. We are grateful for the resounding support from MPA andEnterprise Singapore. From today, ZEBOX Asia Pacific will start initiating corporate-startup collaborations to future-proof tomorrow’s supply chain with resilience, agility and sustainability,” said Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific.

Mr Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said: “We welcome ZEBOX onboard Singapore’s vibrant maritime innovation ecosystem. Startups play a critical role in the transformation of the maritime sector by generating value through their innovative solutions. Through working with partners, MPA hopes to anchor more Marinetech startups in Singapore to develop, test and commercialise new products and services from Singapore to benefit the global maritime community.”