EyeGauge wins Yara Marine accelerator competition

Yara Marine has announced software company EyeGauge as the winner of its Yara Marine X decarbonisation accelerator programme, for its technology used to digitally connect older shipboard equipment for data-gathering.

“We congratulate EyeGauge and applaud the contribution this project will make in bringing the industry a step closer to Net Zero,” said Thomas Koniordos, CEO of Yara Marine Technologies.

“Maritime is seeking sustainable solutions for a decarbonised future, and we believe that it is our duty as a clean technology provider to ensure that their product is given the best chance in a highly competitive market. We look forward to working closely together, providing access to Yara Marine’s vast technical and industry expertise and our network distribution.”

EyeGauge will receive a two-week intensive on-site bootcamp in Oslo or Gothenburg to identify individual project needs. Yara Marine will then arrange a three-month tailored accelerator programme to support commercialisation of the product, as well as the chance to work hands-on alongside the Yara Marine X team.

EyeGauge won against six finalists, who came together on May 5 in Oslo to pitch their decarbonisation system proposals to a panel that evaluated the products, their applications, and associated business models.

The panel consisted of Michelle Canales (Head of Performance at Golden Ocean Group), Torsten Barenthin (Director of Innovation at Oldendorff Carriers), Dmitriy Ponkratov (Technical Director at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects), Nada Ahmed (Innovation Strategist and Startup Advisor), and Yara Marine’s own internal jury members.

“The maritime industry is keen to use its innovative strengths and longstanding alliances to reduce emissions and green its operations,” said Michelle Canales, Head of Performance at Golden Ocean Group.

“As shipowners and operators, we are eager to have cutting-edge and trustworthy solutions that achieve our decarbonisation targets as rapidly as possible – and this programme works towards that shared goal. I look forward to following the developments of EyeGauge as they work with Yara Marine in the coming months.”

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