Safetytech Accelerator announces new programme

Safetytech Accelerator, a non-profit technology accelerator focused on safety established by Lloyd’s Register, has launched a new programme to support tech companies developing the next generation of maritime risk systems.

The Waypoint 3: Maritime Risk edition of the accelerator will focus on addressing some of the biggest gaps in managing maritime risk identified by industry experts, examining where innovation could have the most impact in the near term.

The programme has highlighted areas such as data fragmentation problems, the misdeclaration of cargo, and elimination of human risk through technologies – such as drones and robots – as some of the technological challenges with the biggest near-term opportunities for digital entrepreneurs in maritime.

“We are delighted to launch our third Waypoint programme, which we believe is unique in terms of supporting early-stage technology business to access the complex maritime market. We look forward to working with select tech companies and industry mentors to help solve some of the biggest problems in maritime risk,” said Dr Maurizio Pilu, Managing Director at Safetytech Accelerator.

Corporate partners and early-stage tech businesses are being invited to apply, either as mentors or as participants in the acceleration programme.

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