INNOVATE. ACCELERATE. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Would you like to know more about innovation in the port of Rotterdam – exciting new developments like blockchain, autonomous shipping and IoT applications? Or are you looking for room to innovate in Rotterdam, or partners to team up with? Keep an eye on this site for updates.
In Rotterdam we are always looking for new ways to make our port even smarter, more efficient, safer and more sustainable. As a result, Rotterdam offers a wide range of opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. That’s because a smart, carbon-neutral port calls for radical innovation and new technologies. In Rotterdam we field-test innovations, implement new technologies and link established firms to up-and-coming players.
FOR START-UPS AND SCALE-UPS
PortXL, the accelerator of maritime innovations, helps start-ups and scale-ups from all over the world to accelerate their innovations. Each year, participants gain access to a network of mentors, investors, maritime and corporate companies and sponsors.
i4sea is one of the participants of the 2021 programme. Climate change means we are increasingly experiencing extreme weather conditions. i4sea develops accurate models that forecast the status of tides, currents, waves, wind and precipitation at a hyper-local level and advises about the predicted impact of weather on the operations of terminals, pilots, etc. In the forthcoming period the port of Rotterdam Authority and i4sea will be conducting a study into whether this information can add value to maritime traffic control.
Rotterdam Makers District
Together with M4H, RDM forms the Rotterdam Makers District. The added value of the Makers District not only lies in the physical space, but also in a business climate that stimulates and strengthens cooperation and entrepreneurship. The goal is to create a community of successful and innovative entrepreneurs, integrated into a wider innovation ecosystem of companies, knowledge institutions, funding sources and prototype and testing facilities.
Rotterdam Port Magazine
Get inspired by stories of a changing world in our online Rotterdam Port Magazine.