Voyager Worldwide is partnering with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to promote joint innovations that support voyage optimisation and just-in-time port arrivals.
Within the scope of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Voyager Worldwide will pursue innovation through its new Voyager Living Lab.
The Lab is an innovation and collaboration initiative intended to improve port to port voyage efficiency. It is both a community of global stakeholders who will work together for the advancement of maritime innovation and 2240 square feet of physical space with a mix of facilities and virtual infrastructure to foster and facilitate maritime technology advances across research, and testing.
Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Transport & Finance, who officiated the launch of the Lab as the Guest of Honour, said: ‘The Voyager Living Lab will be a useful platform to catalyse more win-win partnerships, to help maritime companies develop promising concepts into full-fledged businesses.’
Working with MPA and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the Voyager Living Lab’s Collaborate Programme will also provide an incubator environment – bringing maritime start-ups together with major brands to solve wider maritime challenges and providing free access to living lab resources and funding.
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is coming onboard as an industry partner to support the Lab’s outreach efforts. Teo Teng Seng, Chairman of SSA’s Digital Transformation Committee (DTC), explained, ‘We are delighted to embark on this partnership with Voyager Living Lab as it allows our members to work with the Lab on common industry pain points and contribute meaningfully towards maritime innovation.
‘Furthermore, we will help to engage other suitable start-ups through the DTC Start-Ups Engagement Initiative.’
The Voyager Living Lab will also work closely with maritime-related education institutions to provide internship opportunities, support post-graduate programmes and projects, and collaborate on maritime-related academic and research initiatives.
The Voyager Living Lab will also serve as a venue for innovation and maritime technology related events. Voyager Worldwide is inviting maritime related organisation to access free use of the Voyager Living Lab space for meetings, workshops, demonstrations and events on a 24/7 basis via an online booking system.
Those interested in using the facility can find out more at www.voyagerww.com/voyager-living-lab