Posted on October 30, 2023
The innovation hubs of the Port of Hamburg, the Port of Halifax and the Port of Valencia have announced that they are in talks about the creation of a global network of port innovation hubs. The announcement of this new initiative took place during the Port Entrepreneurship International Congress, organized by Opentop and held within the framework of the Valencia Digital Summit, Offshore Energy reported.
The aim is to become a global alliance of port innovators. This will drive the adoption of innovation in the global port system by connecting communities of innovation centers, including start-ups, entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, universities, and investors, to share innovative ideas, project results, innovation experiences, methodologies and best practices.
“For any innovation hub it is of utmost importance to share with other hubs our best practices from homePORT in collaboration between each port and the members of its innovation community and to communicate the benefits and results of innovative projects with the network members. Also, we would like to learn from others to improve our services to our community, too,” Phanthian Zuesongdham, Head of the Port Process Solution Division of the Hamburg Port Authority, stated.
The three innovation hubs are now entering the last phase of the network design and the initiative is expected to be officially launched in the coming months.