Safetytech Accelerator launches new programme to commercialise start-up technologies

The Safetytech Accelerator, a non-profit founded by Lloyd’s Register to support digital innovation projects related to marine safety and risk management, has announced the launch of a new dedicated acceleration programme to support the commercialisation of emerging products in this area.

The Waypoint programme, run in collaboration with maritime innovation consultancy Thetius, will work with selected start-ups to support them in finding a commercially viable route to scale in the maritime market.

“The Safetytech Accelerator has successfully fostered partnerships between start-ups and industry,” said Maurizio Pilu, Managing Director of the Safetytech Accelerator.

“Now, with Waypoint, we aim to go one step further to make revolutionary safety and risk technologies more accessible to our industry. It will help give selected early-stage tech businesses a clear route to scale in the marine industry through our collective expertise and experience.”

The 12-week acceleration programme will initially run as a pilot on an invite-only basis, with shortlisted start-ups having been encouraged to apply. The first start-up to join the accelerator will be announced in the coming weeks, the partners said.

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