BLUE ATLAS ROBOTICS BECOMES A 2021 MARITIME STAR
This year’s five Maritime Stars have been selected by a panel led by MARLOG and will receive mentoring and support from maritime industry leaders.
Carl Chatfield, founder of Blue Atlas Robotics, has pitched his underwater surface inspection technology to a panel of judges led by MARLOG. The field was narrowed from a pool of 44 applications, down to 10 candidates who were invited to pitch in Aalborg. Five Maritime Stars were then selected, with Blue Atlas Robotics securing a place in the program.
Maritime Stars Accelerating Danish Innovation
As a Maritime Star, Blue Atlas Robotics will be involved in an accelerator program for the next three years, where business strategy guidance and mentorship will be received with help from a dedicated business developer and 24 lighthouse companies.
Mentorship to Strengthen Maritime Industry Relationships
Blue Atlas Robotics (BAR) is developing advanced automated methods to inspect and document underwater surface areas through photogrammetry and interactive full-colour 3D maps. Joining the Maritime Stars program will allow BAR to further solidify its place in the maritime and shipping industry. The building of bonds and strengthening of relationships between entrepreneurial innovators and established industry players is a key goal of the Maritime Stars program, and BAR is excited to take part over the next three years.
MARLOG is a Danish national cluster organisation that focuses specifically on the industries of maritime and logistics. MARLOG supports the development of small and medium sized companies and runs the Maritime Stars program. Their goal is to secure and strengthen Denmark’s position and reputation in both the transport and maritime spaces, with a wider goal of strengthening the industry as a whole.
“Maritime Stars is a nationwide, three-year entrepreneurship program to ensure innovation and development in the maritime industry. Maritime Stars is run by MARLOG and is financed by the Danish Industry Fund and the EU Social Fund. Maritime Stars had the first course in 2019 with five start ups and another five start ups in 2020. It is free for the participants to participate – a course has an estimated value of at least DKK 200,000 per. participatory start up. 24 lighthouse companies with in-depth knowledge of the maritime industry provide sparring, knowledge, advice and time for the participants.” – MARLOG