We always welcome working with innovative and ambitious people from all over the world to continuously improve. That is why DFDS is very eager to collaborate with promising start-up companies as it combines our know-how and experience with fresh thinking and innovation from other areas, and it can in the end lead to strong partnerships.
This week at DFDS House in Copenhagen, DFDS hosted a pitching event for five different Korean start-ups from the maritime industry. Jakob Steffensen, Head of Innovation & Technology, facilitated the event and started by introducing the Koreans to DFDS and giving an insight into why it is important for DFDS to keep innovating. Afterwards the five start-up companies pitched their products, and the presentations were followed by feedback from Jakob, Jonas Als, Head of UX & Design, Lina Barsøe Rønn Christensen, naval architect, and Rune Jørgensen Daae, project superintendent.
Jakob says: “The start-ups did really well and presented their products with enthusiasm. It was great to their perspective and creative thinking which I was quite impressed by.”
“DFDS is excellent at managing and operating ships because we always look for new and inventive methods that can help us become even more efficient and environmentally friendly. Events such as this one are perfect to find out what is going on in the industry while keeping a look out for potential partnerships.”
Haedong Engineering presenting their developments of a buoyancy body that produces power using solar and wind power at sea
Jakob Steffensen and JJ&Companies Inc. talking about the start-up’s aquaculture automation technology
KOMACHINE introducing their machine industry online platform that connects machine and spare parts suppliers in Korea with global buyers
Seadronix talked about their AI-based anti-collision monitoring system for ships
Smart Ship Venture Technology giving insight into their blockchain-based Ship Management System
Settembre 20, 2019