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The Connected Ship

Project 2019 - 2021 Closed

Large ships consume huge amounts of fossil fuel and thereby contribute to global warming. At the same time, fuel is the main cost component for many shipping companies. Therefore, boosting energy efficiency is a main driver for innovation in the shipping industry.

The Connected Ship project will build knowledge and enterprises that can successfully make the Nordic shipping industry more sustainable and create new Nordic export business models based on the maritime digitalization.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate a digitalization platform on board a ship by utilizating technology, platforms and experiences from smart city projects combined with maritime industry control systems, communication protocols and environmental prerequisites. This will also prepare the ships for future interaction with the smart society - harbors, trucks, cargo, passengers and other smart micro-systems.

Visit the Connected Ship website for more information

Project partners

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Mobile Heights

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Vaasa Region Development Company 

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Svenskt Marintekniskt Forum

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Beijer Electronics

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Maersk Tankers

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Life Finder

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Sea IT

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Accelerated Growth

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MDC (Maritime Development Center)

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Contact person

Nanna Thit, project manager


In May 2019 Nordic Innovation announced a call for proposals under the Nordic Smart and Mobility and Connectivity program. The call was meant to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains and/or business models that help to speed up the transition to a sustainable future, where Nordic citizens benefit from innovative mobility and connectivity solutions.

Nordic Innovation received 12 applications in response to the call, four of which were awarded support. The projects represent geographical variation, as well as a range of partners and project activities, in addition to the various transport modes.


Nina Egeli - Senior Innovation Adviser

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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