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Three winners selected to join Waypoint 3 to tackle challenges in maritime risk

27/07/2022

Safetytech Accelerator is pleased to announce the three companies selected to join Waypoint 3: Maritime Risk. They are ShipIn Systems, eyeGauge and Alicia Bots Inc. 

In February 2022 Safetytech Accelerator announced the launch of Waypoint 3: Maritime Risk, inviting all relevant companies to apply to the programme.

Waypoint was set up to accelerate cutting edge technology companies into the maritime market. Waypoint 3: Maritime Risk is the third iteration, which was specifically set up to work with three technology companies focused on tackling major challenges in maritime risk. The programme exclusively supports high tech startups aiming to secure paid pilot projects in the maritime industry.

More than 100 companies applied to Waypoint 3, of which 22 were approached for further due diligence. Five finalists were invited to pitch in front of a judging panel made up of senior executives from Lloyd’s Register and Safetytech Accelerator.

The judges made their selection based on three main criteria: commercial readiness, innovativeness of the solution and the potential impact they could make in maritime risk. Safetytech Accelerator is now pleased to announce the three winners: ShipIn Systems, eyeGauge and Aliciabots.

ShipIn’s Fleetvision Platform uses visual analytics and AI to improve ship-to-shore collaboration for maritime fleets by alerting shipowners, managers and seafarers to onboard events in real-time, reducing the risk of incidents and improving cargo operations across fleets.

Osher Perry, Co-Founder and CEO of Shipin had this to say about news of their selection, “The sharing of real-time operational data between ship and shore is one of the latest tech developments that will help deliver a safer and lower risk marine professional environment. We are thrilled to be working with like-minded tech and maritime experts who share our passion for making safer shipping operationally and commercially attractive and look forward to fast-tracking our significant growth plans.” 

eyeGauge aims to make the digital transformation process easier and more accessible for all maritime industry players. They propose a simple, affordable and non-invasive ship digitalization solution that provides ship owners, operators and managers with tools to make better decisions in fleet operation, emissions reduction and environmental compliance in real-time.

Rodion Denisyuk, eyeGauge CEO commented, “Many challenges of maritime transportation like decarbonisation, safety risks, lack of transparency and others can be addressed with digital solutions. But this industry is adopting digital transformation very slowly. It is very difficult for tech start-ups to navigate this environment and deliver the message to decision-makers. Therefore, we are very pleased and honoured to be selected by the SafetyTech accelerator to get help and support from high-profile mentors and reputable industry partners.” 

Alicia Bots delivers a solution to the maritime industry by offering multipurpose robots designed for accomplishing high risk maritime tasks, such as hull cleaning and inspections.

Inder Mukhopadhyay, CEO at Alicia Bots said, “The endorsement by Safetytech Acclerator is a validation that the shipping industry is adapting to new technologies which embrace safety and efficiency. Alicia Bots provides proactive hull cleaning and inspections robots, which operate autonomously and is deployed by ship’s crew providing hull cleaning robots as a service.” 

Next steps 

Between July and October the Safetytech Accelerator team will work closely with the three companies to develop opportunities for piloting their technologies to improve safety and risk issues across the maritime industry.

The winners will benefit from support in refining their value proposition to the maritime sector and go through a market access sprint while being mentored by industry experts. They will also receive funding to pilot their technology with clients.

Nadia Echchihab, Safetytech Accelerator Head of Innovation Programmes commented, “The standard of Waypoint entries were high in this round, however Eyegauge, Aliciabots and ShipIn Systems stood out as excellent contenders for our programme. We believe they have the potential to make a positive impact in reducing risk and increasing safety in the maritime industry. We look forward to working together over the coming months, boosting their value propositions, and supporting them in generating new business opportunities.”  

Find out more about the Waypoint programme here.

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Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors. Our mission is to make the world safer and more sustainable through wider adoption of safetytech.

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