In the next three years, DFDS will take part as a mentor in Maritime Stars, a project run by Maritime Center for Operations (MARCOD) and created to assist start-up companies with product development in the maritime sector. The project is funded by The Danish Industry Foundation and will have several well-established companies acting as mentors and ready to offer guidance, knowledge-sharing and sparring to 15 start-up companies. The start-ups will be chosen by a panel of experts from the mentor companies based on a pitch round.
“We have always been keen to collaborate with promising start-up companies as it combines our know-how and experience with fresh thinking and innovation from other areas. The start-up companies will have great potential to impact on the maritime sector with new unique products, solutions, services and job opportunities for experts in various domains. We are really looking forward to hearing from the start-ups in March, see their ideas and concepts and of course support them along the way,” says Mads Bentzen Billesø from DFDS Innovation and Technology.
“The project fits well into our strategy of wanting to partner up with clever people. We have already got plenty of experience in doing so, for example with the drone company, Upteko, with whom we previously made this project video.”
The 15 start-up companies will develop and mature their businesses through a nine-month programme in which they will produce concepts, business plans and strategies in cooperation with their mentors.
To learn more, see: https://maritimestars.dk/
January 16, 2019