Launched in 2018 by Lloyd’s Register, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Plug and Play, the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator brings together startups and corporate industry leaders to work together to solve critical safety and risk challenges, using digital technology. The programme supports digital innovation in safety, by funding collaborative trials of high potential startup technologies, to tackle tough safety challenges set by industry corporates, or “Challenge Partners”.
The programme’s fourth Innovation Day took place during Plug and Play’s Spring Summit in Sunnyvale, California, where participating Challenge Partners heard solutions from nine innovative startup finalists, shortlisted from over 30 applicants, at a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch event.
Round Four’s Challenge Partners, with expert guidance from industry judges, chose Invision.AI, Sensing Feeling and Ohalo, to take part in industry pilots and apply the safetytech solutions pitched by the startups. The Challenge Partners for Round Four were Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Scorpio and the Discovering Safety Programme, a jointly developed programme between the Lloyd's Register Foundation and the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, with support from the Thomas Ashton Institute.
The Challenge Partners and successful startups will now work together on a short pilot project funded by the Safety Accelerator programme. The pilots will test and apply a variety of emerging sensor technologies and data analytics to improve safety in marine environments and will utilise innovative digital tools to process previous incident reports and data to derive deeper insights.
Since its launch, the Safety Accelerator has funded six safetytech pilot projects globally, with six more due to be launched in the coming months. The programme collaborates closely with corporate partners to set innovation challenges quarterly, and expertly seeks digital start-ups to pitch their solutions during their Innovation Days.
Round Four's finalists and winning startups:
Challenge: Video analytics for safe operation of critical equipment on commercial shipswith Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement, a maritime solutions company.
- Invision Ai: Invision Ai enables edge devices to interpret the world around them by recognising objects, tracking their movements, and identifying anomalies.
Challenge: Automatic anonymising and desensitising of health and safety data with Discovering Safety Programme.
- Ohalo: Ohalo manages data privacy risk through real-time data discovery, classification and entity search of organisations.
Challenge: Understanding decision-making on a ship through sensing with Scorpio, a bulk and tanker ship manager.
- Sensing Feeling: Sensing Feeling provide advanced human emotion sensing products for business.
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