Safetytech Accelerator chose three companies to join its Waypoint 3: Maritime Risk start-up programme, selecting ShipIn Systems, eyeGauge and Alicia Bots.
aypoint 3 is the third iteration of the Safetytech Accelerator programme, launched in February 2022 in order to work with technology companies on addressing major challenges in maritime risk.
The initiative supports high tech start-ups aiming to secure paid pilot projects in the industry. In fact, over 100 companies applied, of which 22 were approached for further evaluation.
Five finalists were invited to share their ideas in front of a judging panel made up of executives from Lloyd’s Register and Safetytech Accelerator, who made their selection based on three criteria: commercial readiness, innovation and the potential impact they could make in maritime risk.
#1 ShipIn’s Fleetvision Platform: This platform uses visual analytics and AI to improve ship-to-shore collaboration for maritime fleets by alerting shipowners, managers and seafarers to onboard events in real-time.
The sharing of real-time operational data between ship and shore is one of the latest tech developments that will help deliver a safer and lower risk marine professional environment
said Osher Perry, Co-Founder and CEO of Shipin.
#2 eyeGauge: This company offers a non-invasive ship digitalisation system that provides tools to support decision making in fleet operations, to improve emissions reduction and environmental compliance.
Many challenges of maritime transportation like decarbonisation, safety risks, lack of transparency and others can be addressed with digital solutions. But this industry is adopting digital transformation very slowly
said Rodion Denisyuk, eyeGauge CEO.
#3 Alicia Bots: The final company offers multipurpose robots designed for accomplishing high risk maritime tasks, such as hull cleaning and inspections.
The endorsement by Safetytech Acclerator is a validation that the shipping industry is adapting to new technologies which embrace safety and efficiency
said Inder Mukhopadhyay, CEO at Alicia Bots.
Now, between July and October, the Safetytech Accelerator team will focus on collaborating with the three companies to establish opportunities to pilot their technologies, as well as providing funding to support the pilot projects.