Maritime Accelerator is an innovation platform for corporations and startups.

We are bringing together maritime corporations with great impact and fast moving startups with momentum. In our three month accelerator program the best will join together concrete ventures.

Our goal is to create an innovation ecosystem that generates new business, speeds up heavy industry development and strengthen Finland becoming the leading European maritime hub.

Our partners:

RoyalCaribbean logo     Meyer Turku logo         Wärtsilän logo         Napa logo        Cadmatic logo

Foreship logo


What’s in for partners:

  • access to the maritime ecosystem with the key partners
  • concrete business ventures & pilots
  • hand picked startup partners and concrete venture pilots

What’s in it for startups: 

  • access and visibility within the maritime ecosystem
  • opportunity to co-create with the corporate for 3 months to get new venture clients
  • access to the global customer base of the accelerator partners


Maritime Accelerator startups

Application period for startups was from May 22nd to July 31st, 2018.

From the total 500 startups screened by Avanto Ventures, the partner corporations have now interviewed the best 40 and only 10 growth companies are invited to the first Bootcamp where the potential of the corporate-startup joint opportunities will be validated.





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At Turku Business Region we offer local business and innovation services and networks in spearhead fields throughout the life cycle of a company. We can help with starting a business and expanding the operations both locally and to new markets.


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At Avanto we build bridges between corporations and startups by creating fertile ecosystems and sustainable businesses. We have proven record on helping both corporations and startups discovering, shaping and scaling new businesses.


We would like to work with you!
Jukka Laiterä
Maritime Accelerator
+358 400 523 173
Sofia Tuominen
Account Manager,
Turku Future Technologies
+358 44 295 7767
Avanto Ventures
Camilla Karhukorpi
Avanto Ventures
+358 40 867 4383
Juha Saarinen
Avanto Ventures
+358 40 513 9473