This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Marine Technology startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Marine Technology industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Marine Technology Startups
Burmester & Vogel
Based in Boston and Hamburg, B&V is a freight technology company specialized in laytime and demurrage. Our technology platform is built on IP that has been proven for over three decades in the maritime and commodity trading industries.
B&V increases efficiency, reduces risk and saves time in estimating and calculating freight and demurrage cost for ocean, barge and rail transportation. Our client base consists of 1,000+ commodity traders, industrial producers, bulk terminals, shippers, shipowners, shipbrokers and port agents around the world..
SolarDuck provides societies access to affordable renewable electricity using offshore floating solar powerplants. SolarDuck developed a modular solution that can sustain the harsh offshore environment while providing competitively priced energy.
SolarDuck has originated from the Dutch maritime industry, and believes that maritime solutions play a crucial role in solving a number of the global challenges.. .
SailPlan is a maritime technology company building an intelligent navigation platform for ships that enables ship operators to increase safety, reduce operational costs, and increase schedule integrity. Today, ships navigate much the same way that they did 400 years ago – with our eyes and ears.
SailPlan is different. SailPlan is a navigation platform designed for the future with a digital twin, advanced routing, long-range collision avoidance, geographic-awareness, predictive analytics, and much more..
Kraken Robotic Systems
Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors, software and underwater robotics for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles used in military and commercial applications.
They are recognized as world leading innovators of synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), a revolutionary underwater imaging technology that dramatically improves seabed surveys by providing ultra-high resolution imagery at superior coverage rates. Kraken has evolved from building world class SAS sensors to building world class underwater vehicles including tethered (KATFISH™) and autonomous (THUNDERFISH™) versions..
Marinsight are leveraging operational performance data to increase the underwriting capacity of marine insurers with a specific focus on Hull and Machinery. We are not only developing a solution that improves the way that day to day business is conducted but revolutionising it at the same time.
Marine insurance is one of the oldest lines of insurance yet it is one that has been the slowest to react to the benefits that a digital solution can offer – Marinsight are changing that one ship at a time!. .
QuantShip helps shipping companies make superior commercial decisions through proprietary machine learning algorithms. The company provides Predictive analytics solutions leveraging Machine Learning and AI for stakeholders of the maritime industry.
QuantShip also provides AI-powered predictive analytics for shipping companies to deliver actionable and tailored intelligence, so important decisions are data-driven rather than sentiment driven. Quantship’s vision is to transform the fundamental decision-making process in the maritime industry from slow sentiment-driven to efficient data-driven decision making.
QuantShip was founded in 2019 and is based in Singapore.. .
RanMarine USA has merged US operations with the global operations of RanMarine Technology B.V., developer of the WasteShark technology and based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The WasteShark is a data-driven, autonomous aqua-drone that cleans marine waste, while collecting critical water quality data from local water sources.
The WasteShark is a unique smart city solution which is financially feasible for communities of all sizes and delivers quantifiable results day one. Waste and Pollution Removal – efficiently and effectively removes over 1000+ pounds of marine waste and pollution per day.
Water Quality Safety – collects and analyzes real-time data about water quality to assist with compliance with pollution regulations and identify potential contaminants early to minimize impact on the aquatic ecosystem, environment, and constituents. Biomass Removal – removes biomass (e.g., hyacinths, duckweed, algae) at the surface, which helps maintain aquatic ecosystems and mitigates potential damage to water equipment and facilities.
Oil Waste Collection – designed to operate in confined areas around boats, ships, docks and slips. The WasteShark can be fitted with a special drum oil skimmer for spill collection, and high-quality crude and refined oil sensors can be added for water quality data collection and hydrocarbon detection..
Blue Ocean leading drivers
BOld (Blue Ocean Leading Drivers) is a global organisation that selects carefully and supports, with the help of its investors, high value startups in the maritime sector. BOld identifies entrepreneurs and helps them achieve its full potential, with our portfolio of services and the help of our mentors and investors.
Our startups take care of the environment with their ideas for clean energy, fuel saving, pollution control, energy storage… They strive to achieve the maximum efficiency and quality. These high value startups are selected carefully: its product, technical and economic viability, management, growth opportunities.
This way, our investors can trust the startups are worth their support.. .
Second Star Robotics
Founded by former National Geographic engineers, Mike Shepard and Eric Berkenpas, Second Star Robotics has over 30 years combined experience developing reliable tools to collect never-before-seen imagery and data from the deepest places in the ocean to the highest mountain peaks. Second Star Robotics was founded to apply this unique set of world-class engineering and R&D skills towards the creation of innovative, field-ready systems for any terrestrial or marine environment.
We are passionate about creating solutions for tough problems and apply a ‘nothing is impossible’ approach to obstacles. To do this, Second Star Robotics provides unique consulting services from advice on sub-system design to deployment of complete end-to-end products.
We combine state-of-the-art mechanical, electronic, and software development practices with the latest manufacturing techniques to deliver solutions to our customers at any scale, on time, and at low cost. Second Star Robotics serves a spectrum of markets from academic research and media production to utilities and energy and is always hungry for new challenges..