Maritime Accelerator co-projects announced at Breaking Waves Conference

  • The chosen startups will be showcased at the Slush side event
  • On 21.11, Breaking Waves brings together key actors in the maritime cluster at the Helsinki Messukeskus
  • International Speakers include Emanuele Grimaldi of the Grimaldi Group and Jens Meier of the Port of Hamburg

The final partners for the 2019 Maritime Accelerator program will be chosen soon. At the Breaking Waves Conference on Nov. 21, the growth companies selected from the hundreds of applicants will be showcased. The program, organized by Turku Science Park Ltd., along with Meyer Turku, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Rauma Marine Construction, connects maritime industry companies with start-ups.

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Maritime Accelerator 2018 finals in Helsinki Messukeskus.

The European maritime cluster event is part of Slush Helsinki – a leading startup and tech event. This year’s conference theme is optimizing maritime logistics chains and ecosystems to be creators of innovation in maritime transport. The keynote speakers are experts in the maritime industry. They include Emanuele Grimaldi of the Grimaldi Group, Jens Meier of the Port of Hamburg and Pia Meling of Massterlyn.

“The Maritime Accelerator program showcases the innovation that happens when large international companies collaborate with startups in the industry. This allows us to show how even large, international companies in Finnish maritime are open to smaller companies and the expertise and innovation they have to offer,” said Sofia Tuominen, Program Lead.

The Breaking Waves conference program can be viewed here.