The Blue Denmark gets ambitious research
Focus on digitization and new business models is at the heart of the work of the research and innovation project Blue INNOship II, which is now being initiated on the recommendation of the Maritime Growth Team. The project is important for competitiveness, the Danish Maritime Authority believes.
There will be focus on the smart ships of the future, including digital solutions, equipment, Internet of Things, autonomous systems and operations, cyber security, sustainability, energy efficiency, regulatory needs and future business models.
Or in short: key elements in the sector's competitiveness.
"Blue INNOship II addresses key issues for the Blue Denmark's competitiveness. I look forward to the fact that the work presents concrete project proposals for innovation and research, and it requires that all good forces in the Blue Denmark be involved in the work. At the same time, it is important that interfaces to ports, transport and logistics systems are seen as ships are to be seen as part of overall transport systems," says the Danish Maritime Authority's director, Andreas Nordseth.
The task of the newly appointed project manager Rune Hahn Kristensen, who comes from a position as Innovation Portfolio Manager at Maersk Line, will be collecting all relevant stakeholders.
Here, the goal is that the Blue Denmark, on the one hand, is strengthened in the rapidly expanding digitization and automation, as well as the complex environment that it creates. And on the other hand, develops and strengthens the competences that create innovation and competitive advantages for the Blue Denmark.
The Blue INNOship II project will initially run until spring 2018 and will be presented in two results. First, an analysis that describes the strengths, challenges and development possibilities of the Blue Denmark, based on the Growth Team's report. Thus, benchmarks will be set for future development needs.
Next, a concrete application for the Innovation Fund, which is expected to be published in spring 2018. At the same time, other projects, such as research, should also be founded.
Source: Martime DTU / Maritime Denmark