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Maritime startup accelerators gain support

Wärtsilä has partnered with theDOCK Innovation Hub Wärtsilä has partnered with theDOCK Innovation Hub

Wärtsilä and Cargotec have respectively announced partnerships with two separate maritime startup accelerator programmes, to support the development of new technologies for the shipping and logistics sectors.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Wärtsilä has agreed an official partnership with theDOCK Innovation Hub, an Israel-based maritime-focused startup accelerator which connects existing maritime players and new startups to create practical technologies for port, shipping and logistics operations.

"We are delighted to be working with Wärtsilä to seek relevant innovation for the maritime sector,” said Hannan Carmeli, founder and CEO of theDOCK.

“Wärtsilä has been leading the way in constantly exploring new boundaries. Areas such as the automation of vessel functions, advanced maintenance, cyber security, and others will play an important role in our collaboration.”

Cargotec meanwhile has announced its own agreement to join a Trade & Transport Impact programme initiated by Rainmaking Ltd that connects startups and established companies to address challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics.

The programme is scheduled to last three years, based out of Hamburg, Germany.

“Over the years we have built proven models and experience in other industries, and we are now bringing this to maritime, cargo transport and logistics,” said Alex Farcet, partner and founder of the Rainmaking startup accelerator.

“We are excited to do this with Cargotec, which has a unique position in the global cargo flow chain and needed capabilities and mindset to truly impact the industry change, together with other players in that field.”{/mprestriction}

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