Maritime start-ups and scale-ups in the port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam offers the ideal conditions to enable innovative maritime start-ups and ambitious scale-ups to develop their ideas. The region has a proven track record of successful innovations in digitalisation and zero emission technology. Because of this, the region is the ideal location to grow a business to its full potential: from concept, design and development, all the way to production and delivery.

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Building a sustainable future

The shipyards and maritime equipment suppliers located in the Rotterdam region are renowned for constantly striving to optimise their products and services. The same is true for the offshore industry, for which Rotterdam is an indispensable logistical and technological hub for operations in the North Sea and beyond. Whether you are a start-up or a scale-up, these strong shipbuilding and offshore foundations make Rotterdam the ideal location to accelerate new initiatives.

Creating opportunities for start-ups and scale-ups: Showcasing AquaSmartXL

A scale-up active in the field of smart shipping technology is AquaSmartXL. With unmanned aquatic drones they can inspect and observe locations that are otherwise hard to reach. They joined the PortXL Program which gave them a kickstart. View their introductory video below.

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