The Maritime Innovation Sprint 2019

The competition is now up and running. Three challenges have been presented to the students in Busan – they have only 2 days to come up with a solution. We are excited to follow the process and we will announce the winner here and on LinkedIn.

Challenge # 1 – presented by ESVAGT:

ESVAGT is a Danish based and dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and provides the daily safety and support functions primarily within the offshore Oil & Gas and Wind industries. ESVAGT is specialised in a range of services, including Operations & Maintenance and vessel support for offshore wind farms.

The Challenge is to design inexpensive offshore power charger for renewable energy supply ships. There are a large number of wind turbines and only a few visits per year so a cost of 1 million $ will be prohibitive. The tough challenge is to reduce cost by 99% through focusing on the absolute necessary.

 The solution will be evaluated from following criteria:

  • 10.000 $ cost

  • Safe operating in a hostile salt seawater environment

  • Easy connection from a ship moving in wind and waves

  • Sustainable Development Goals

Challenge # 2 – presented by DESMI:

DESMI is a global company founded in Denmark and specialised in the development and manufacturing of pump solutions for the maritime industry, e.g. oil spill combating - both locally and globally. DESMI’s product range includes related services such as the design and installation of pump plants, oil spill recovery and sales service.

 The challenge is to provide the yards with a convenient tool to reduce risk, save money in the production, providing an automatic component list, a maintenance plan, a list price and a spare part inventory and preventive maintenance based on actual system loads and whatever else creates value? In short, the challenge is to conceptualize DESMI’s new design tool.

 The solution will be evaluated from the following criteria:

  • Designer empowerment and attention

  • Support of system delivery, alliances and closer collaboration between DESMI, yards and ship owners?

  • Sustainable development goals


Challenge # 3 – presented by Maritime Development Center/decarbonICE:

The Maritime Development Center (MDC) is the cluster organization for the Blue Denmark, and bring together authorities, knowledge institutions and all types of companies within the maritime business. DecarbonICE is a project managed by MDC.

The decarbonICE technology is a marine carbon capture and storage technology. The technology can be applied on new vessels as well as retro-fitted on existing vessels. The technology will allow each vessel to capture CO2 and other GHG emissions in a dry ice. The dry ice will be formed into slender blocks. These blocks will be discharged to the sea during normal operations, and they will descend to the bottom of the oceans, where the CO2 will be permanently stored in seabed sediments.

The challenge is to produce a super streamlined dry ice spear from 90% dry ice powder and 10% fluid CO2 - including launching it and compressing the dry ice powder to solid ice in the sea environment.

The solution will be evaluated from the following criteria:

  • Fast process

  • Inexpensive process

  • Environment


Go for it!

The project is funded by Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Orient's Fond