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Can low-cost sensors monitor, protect and improve Harbour water quality?

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UnifAI Technologies has deployed a number of small low-cost, wireless sensors on existing harbour infrastructure such as navigation buoys. These are powered by UnifAI’s proprietary artificial intelligence which can determine a wide range of parameters including nitrites and phosphates and harmful bacteria. These AI solutions are currently also being used in other projects to monitor …

The Smart Port Barometer

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Do you know the digital maturity of your port? Your port organisation is going digital, but do you have a digital innovation roadmap? Would you like to benchmark your smart port maturity and ambitions with those of your peers? If so, the Smart Port Barometer is a free self-assessment to help your organisation gain strategic …

Workshop series: Entrepreneurial Firm Diagnostic Growth Toolkit

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Discover foundational elements for your entrepreneurial firm to grow What if you could not only assess your firm, but also discover and discuss how others in your industry are doing ?! About this event In collaboration with partners of the SPEED project, University of Antwerp is organizing 4 interactive workshops exclusively in 2021 to support …

Vote for SPEED as finalist for the IAPH Sustainability awards

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The SPEED project team is very honoured to have been shortlisted for the World Port Sustainability awards as the only European initiative in the category ‘Resilient digital infrastructure’. We can only guess whether it was the SPEED open innovation portal, the wholehearted commitment to collective ecosystem growth, the strong international consortium, or the focus on …

TomorrowPorts Innovation award

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The SPEED project is calling for submissions for a smart port innovation award. The award is supported by the Interreg 2 Seas SPEED project and will recognize the most daring collaborative innovation efforts by port and technology stakeholders in the 2 Seas region.

FREE Webinar: Entrepreneurial Diagnosis & Improvement Toolkit Launch

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Free webinar launch presenting the diagnostic and improvement toolkit for entrepreneurial firms aiming for growth. Why? What? How? and When! Discover all about our online webinar launch on Eventbrite or register directly below! While many entrepreneurial firms are aiming for growth, not many actually achieve it. Environments are unpredictable and times are uncertain, so firms need to look outside of their …

Q&A session for Innovation Challenge Smart camera detection Port of Zeebrugge – 18 February 2021 – 2 pm CET

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SPEED is launching an innovation challenge on smart camera detection for the Port of Zeebruges. Smart eyes on the port, your eyes on the prize! Participants get a chance to win 2.500 € for the best offered solution and they might get to build the port’s new smart detection grid.The call is open to all …

Preparing the Smart Port Manifesto: How to solve the technological differences between port stakeholders and create a common regional strategy

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The Speed Smart Port Manifesto provides details with regard to key characteristics of smart port ecosystems. We are aiming to distinguish lessons learned by the most advanced ports in North-West Europe in their trial to become Smart Ports. Two key issues that have to be solved are technological differences between port stakeholders and the need …

Preparing the SPEED – Smart Port Ecosystem Manifesto. Ship’s ETA data for pilot optimisation: testimonials from the PLA.

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Port access from the waterside requires local knowledge and skills. Pilotage services are key to ensure a secure, but also reliable movement of big ships on narrow water corridors towards and from the ports. This type of service is offered all over the world, in European ports like Antwerp, Hamburg, London, but also worldwide from …

Preparing the SPEED – Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto. The need for data sharing to achieve collective benefits

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We had an interview with Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital & Innovation officer at Port of Antwerp. He explains the company’s approach to upgrade and involve port stakeholders to contribute to a Smart Port Ecosystem.