Tag: Start-ups

Rainmaking completes first phase of multi-year program to decarbonise shipping
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Rainmaking completes first phase of multi-year program to decarbonise shipping

Innovation and venture development firm Rainmaking has announced the completion of the first cycle of its programme focussed on start-ups targeting shipping’s decarbonisation. A second six-month cycle is set to commence in August 2020. As it progresses through to 2022, the program will identify more than 3,000 high impact technology start-ups around the world, fostering...

EPS and Techstars’ start-up accelerator opens applications for year 2
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EPS and Techstars’ start-up accelerator opens applications for year 2

The Eastern Pacific Accelerator Powered by Techstars has announced that applications are now open for the second round of the programme. Following a successful first year, the accelerator programme is welcoming applications for year 2 until 30 August, 2020.  The accelerator, which launched in April 2019, is a mentorship-based initiative formed by EPS and Techstars...

EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative
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EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative

A new initiative formed by Singapore shipping company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and technology accelerator Techstars aims to address some of the largest challenges the maritime industry faces today by investing in start-ups. Digital Ship asked Eastern Pacific Shipping’s (EPS’) head of open innovation, Gil Ofer, and Dhritiman Hui, managing director of Techstars to explain...

Liquid Wind raises 1M SEK to produce carbon neutral fuel
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Liquid Wind raises 1M SEK to produce carbon neutral fuel

Swedish start-up Liquid Wind has raised SEK1 million to produce carbon netural fuel through a crowdfunding campaign. Liquid Wind, in partnership with its expert Consortium, will convert waste CO2 and renewable electricity into carbon neutral fuel, eMethanol. The funding will enable Liquid Wind to accelerate momentum in bringing eMethanol to market at scale and reducing...

Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme
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Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme

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. The regional initiative, based in Singapore, is part of the Trade & Transport Impact (TTI) programme from venture development firm Rainmaking to bring startups...

How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today
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How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today

Start-ups are expected to play a vital role in the maritime industry over the next several decades[1]. Tougher regulation and ambitious environmental goals require the traditionally conservative and fragmented shipping industry to become more adaptable, flexible and collaborative. For maritime start-ups, there is an opportunity to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help the maritime...

Fly to the moon and back, V.Ships advises start-ups
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Fly to the moon and back, V.Ships advises start-ups

“Fly to the moon and back and get an alien’s perspective on your own company and clients from afar” is the advice of Nils Aden, V.Ships’ managing director, Germany. He believes that all start-ups should look at how their company is operating from an outside perspective and take time to understand where their services can...

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

Eastern Pacific Shipping and Techstars launch start-up accelerator
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Eastern Pacific Shipping and Techstars launch start-up accelerator

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and Techstars have announced a joint global MaritimeTech start-up accelerator. The EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars will be based in EPS’ headquarters in Singapore and will begin accepting applications from April 2019. Ten companies will ultimately be selected to participate in the inaugural class. In November 2019, the class will...

Portugal launches maritime start-ups accelerator program
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Portugal launches maritime start-ups accelerator program

Portugal has launched a new program to accelerate start-ups in the maritime industry. The Bluetech Accelerator connects start-ups with key players in the sector to create a pioneering ecosystem of innovation and business acceleration for the Blue Economy sector. The first edition was introduced by Ana Paula Vitorino, minister of sea, Republic of Portugal last...

Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme
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Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme

Cargotec has announced that its start-up collaboration with Rainmaking, launched in September this year, is now open to applications. The start-up collaboration programme called Trade & Transport Impact connects corporations and innovative start-ups to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. The key themes related to solving the inefficiencies in cargo flow...