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Senseye graduates from Safetytech Accelerator’s Waypoint programme

04/10/2021

Safetytech Accelerator has announced that computational neuroscience startup Senseye is the first graduate of their Waypoint acceleration programme. 

Waypoint is aimed at making emerging safety and risk technologies accessible and affordable for the whole marine industry while providing startups with a commercially viable route to scale in the marine market.

Senseye was the first startup to be selected to join the first Waypoint in May 2021, run in collaboration with maritime innovation consultancy Thetius. Previously Senseye successfully completed trials on improving fatigue risk management with Pacific International Lines as part of a Safetytech Accelerator challenge in 2019.

As part of Waypoint,  Senseye was put through a series of proposition and market development sprints aimed at solving the problem of cognitive fatigue in maritime. This particular problem was prioritised due to its devastating effects on decision making, and longer-term strain on mental and cardiovascular health. Many of the major maritime incidents in the last 50 years have been linked to fatigue, a well-known example being the grounding of the Exxon Valdez.

The programme included an engagement campaign that positioned Senseye as a solution to fatigue risk management across the maritime ecosystem, which included a webinar and the publication of a thought leadership report.

Throughout the process, maritime industry experts were engaged in advising how their technology could be adapted to the specific requirements the sector.

As a result of these activities, over a hundred clients and stakeholders were engaged, which resulted in scores of expressions of interest in the solution. Following this, several commercial opportunities with important maritime players are being progressed at present.

Simon Woods, President of Senseye commented “We have been very impressed with the quality of support we’ve received from this programme in unlocking the potential of our technology in the maritime industry. The maritime industry is niche and it requires expert knowledge to bring products to market. Waypoint has certainly delivered on this.”

Dr. Maurizio Pilu, Managing Director of Safetytech Accelerator had this to say: “It has been a pleasure to work with Senseye as part of the first cohort on the Waypoint programme. We’re excited about the level of interest which has been generated, and we look forward to seeing how those conversations progress.”

Watch this space to find out more about this project and about future graduates of the Waypoint programme.

Startups and technology companies who want access to the marine industry can find out more about the Waypoint programme here.

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