The project aims to develop and support the growth of a connected port solutions ecosystem backed by data, science and IoT technologies.
Bottom-up initiatives are forming around this common goal, mainly among maritime logistics players, port authorities and large IT providers
The current objective is to connect to and develop a community of ambitious data science entrepreneurs (start-ups and SMEs), data science & maritime experts and knowledge centres.
As such, the project aims to translate innovations from both technologies into a connected and multi-modal port environment.
This, in turn, will generate more efficient communication and logistical streams through dedicated data-based solutions.
On top of this, the project aims to reap the full business potential of high-tech start-ups and SMEs, professionalize their business activities and increase their overall (international) performance.
The project has three main outputs:
- Mobilizing a network connecting 2 Seas regional data science high-tech start-ups and SMEs, data science and maritime experts and knowledge centres and port stakeholders, to support the Western European ports and port stakeholders who are in need of data science solutions.
- Building a common approach to facilitate the development of data science applications for port logistics problems, supporting the Western European ports and port stakeholders who benefit from improved technology adoption and a joint technology roadmap.
- Build a common approach to develop and improve the technical value delivering, commercialisation capacities and professionalization of smart port entrepreneurs and for the adoption of smart port solutions, to the benefit of (internationalizing) high-tech start-ups and SMEs, and port application users.
WSX Enterprise will work with Dutch, Belgian, French and other UK partners to deliver the project from 2019 until mid 2022.
Policy paper | Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future
How to Build the UK’s first SMART Port
Johnny Hugill, lead researcher at PUBLIC, and Nick Chubb, co-author of PUBLIC’s report Frictionless Trade, look into building the UK’s first Smart Port following its announcement in Maritime 2050.
Launched alongside governments Maritime strategy, Frictionless Trade is their own report’ on the future of the UK’s maritime sector which outlines the key technology capabilities that the UK must embrace to protect and consolidate its place as an international trading powerhouse.
New Marine and Maritime Hub Launched in Hampshire
Port Hosts Portsmouth Postgraduates for Insight into Maritime Sustainability
Postgraduate students from the University of Portsmouth, accompanied by principal lecturer Dr. Jonathan Potts, recently took part in a visit to Portsmouth International Port.
Helping to broaden their working knowledge of the maritime industry, with a specific focus on operations and sustainability at the port, students on the course investigate solutions for conserving our coasts and oceans, and also study Portsmouth’s diverse marine environments, wildlife, urban development and maritime heritage.
Where is support offered?
The SPEED programme aims to build a common approach to facilitate the development of data science applications for port logistics problems, supporting the Western European ports and port stakeholders who benefit from improved technology adoption and a joint technology roadmap.