A competition to find the brightest technology ideas and people will be held during a major event in Finland in January 2020
Finland, as the heart of global digitalisation and green technical developments, is preparing for one of the maritime sectors most focused events to highlight technology trends that will be transformational for shipping.
Turku is set to host the latest digital and cleantech ideas from the world’s leading digitally minded companies at Nordic Maritime Expo 2020. It will also be the finals for a Scandinavian search for the next bright student idea.
NaviGate2020, the Nordic Maritime Expo will take place on 22-23 January 2020 in the Finnish city of Turku, where leading shipping companies have begun embracing change and utilising digitalisation.
Visitors can mingle with representatives from over 200 companies from Finland and overseas, from shipbuilders and designers, ports and ship operators all working towards the next generation – a sustainable, clean and digitally enhanced future.
Finland has embraced the ideals of a clean efficient shipping and supply chain, and the programme of activities during NaviGate2020 more than reflects this.
The main conference will host the finals of one of the Nordic regions next-generation searches, the 6th Intelligence Hunt.
This unique event matches students with the brightest ideas with maritime businesses that can see the value of those ideas succeeding.
Intelligence Hunt, organised through the Finnish SeaFocus platform, is a unique opportunity to get the views of the next generation, and help companies access the next-generation ideas they may otherwise miss.
SeaFocus has organised the Intelligence Hunt since 2017. Each takes about four months with teams of international students working with professional industry mentors and businesses in the shipping sector. This 6th final follows other searches in Finland, Sweden and Norway, with the entries being judged by a jury of industry experts.
Judges for the Intelligence Hunt final include the runner up of the previous one along with Technical University of Denmark professor Harilaos Psaraftis, Shipbrokers Finland general manager Sari Turkkila, DFDS director for environment and sustainability Poul Woodall, and jury chair, Ahlers trade facilitation business unit commercial director Ulla Keino.
Event moderators include Kho Management senior advisor Frank Ko, HPMlog senior consultant for supply chain management Dr Rolf Neise and Wärtsilä renewable energy innovations director Johanna Fräki.