Global competitiveness is encouraging Western European ports to be more efficient and innovative. In large and complex port environments like Portsmouth International Port, there are numerous opportunities for efficiency gains.
So, how do ports take advantage of advances in data science and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help them digitise their operations and prepare for the future?
The answer lies in cross-sector co-operation. The port is a partner in the SPEED (Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development) Interreg 2 Seas project, which is encouraging innovation by forming collaborations between businesses, start-ups, universities and ports across four countries.
As part of the project, the port is proposing 3 challenges for software entrepreneurs to develop mobile apps that will help improve port productivity.
These challenges are:
Bournemouth University, who are one of the project’s partners, is using a portal to enable the stakeholders to contribute to the SPEED project and to also add their innovative ideas (referred to as challenges on the portal). If you are interested collaborating with us on the development of these apps, please visit https://speed.wazoku.com/ccc/speedportal to find out more.