Oceanis, the Hamburg-based digital ship finance platform, has been selected as one of ten international startups to join Plug and Play's ‘Fintech Europe’ program.
A virtual environment based on a digital twin of a crude oil tanker developed by Kanda to simulate a Lock Out Tag Out safety procedure. Image courtesy of Kanda.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), have announced that 12 start-ups from Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ BLOCK71 (PIER71)’s Smart Port Challenge (SPC) 2019 have each been awarded S$50,000 in grant funding from MPA. The funding will enable the start-ups to conduct prototype development and test-bed their near market-ready solutions.
‘A quiet revolution - the maritime innovation ecosystem in Japan’, is a new report that explores the commitments to Internet of Things (IoT)-based ship and crew management already made by corporate Japan and offers unique insights into the country’s emerging start-up culture.
Inmarsat has become a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonising Shipping’ initiative to harness the power of start-ups to meet UN targets on greenhouse gas emissions, which launched earlier this month.
Maritime innovation consultancy Thetius has launched a new business intelligence platform for the maritime industry.
A new study commissioned by the Inmarsat Research Programme and conducted by PUBLIC shows the key role start-ups and connectivity will play in driving maritime industries along the road to digitalisation.
Danish shipping giant Maersk has launched its second cohort of start-ups under its OceanPro programme that aims to boost innovation and help strengthen its digital agenda.
Inmarsat has joined forces with two start-up programmes including Rainmaking’s Trade and Transport Impact (T&TI) and Bluetech Accelerator. The purpose is to create initiatives that directly support start-ups focused on IoT and big data innovation for improved safety, efficiency and sustainability in the maritime, ports and logistics supply chain.
Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and Techstars have announced a joint global MaritimeTech start-up accelerator.
Portugal has launched a new program to accelerate start-ups in the maritime industry.
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