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Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator

Accelerating digital technology uptake in safety and risk.

Bringing together the most innovative digital technology companies and industry to accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge digital solutions to the most significant safety and risk challenges.

Accelerator

Overview

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator, a joint initiative with Lloyd’s Register and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, aims to make the world a safer place by accelerating the adoption of innovative digital technology in safety and risk.

If you have a significant safety and risk challenge, the Safety Accelerator can bring to bear the best most innovative digital companies from around the globe.

From Summer 2018, digital innovators from around the world will be able to compete to solve these challenges using their cutting-edge digital technology.

Only the best, most innovative solutions will be considered and successful companies will benefit from a pilot with LR and an industry champion. LR will further support the successful companies by providing access to a global market, ensuring their innovation is adopted and that society more rapidly benefits from their impact.

How will it work?

We engage with Industry to understand the most significant safety and risk challenges and identify Partners willing to pilot the solution.

We scout the world for the most innovative digital companies to solve the challenge.

We fund the successful digital technology business to run a safety and risk pilot with the Industry Partner.

We support the Industry Partner and innovative small business throughout the pilot and then on into industry.

What are the benefits?

Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator supports small innovative businesses to test their solutions in industry environments and enables large industry players to become early adopters of new solutions.

This means, if you’re a large corporate with a safety and risk challenge to be solved, the Safety Accelerator can help de-risk innovation and enable you to collaboratively pilot new digital solutions. Find out more

For technology businesses with innovative digital solutions to safety and risk challenges, we can connect you with a funded customer trial, as well as access to funding and entrepreneurial support. Find out more

Innovation Challenges Round 1: Human Safety Onboard

The nature of marine and offshore, and the environments in which these industries operate, makes working in these sectors some of the most dangerous in the world. Although conditions for crew and personnel are improving, there is more to be done to improve the safety of life on board ships and floating platforms.

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator is actively seeking proposals from companies with innovative digital ideas to address this Challenge Round, focussed on finding new ways to create safer work environments, particularly in marine and offshore. Successful applicants will not only benefit from trial funding, but also the opportunity to collaborate with industry leading corporate challenge partners to accelerate development of their technologies and open up new markets.

The deadline to apply for this Challenge Round is 5 August 2018. Find out more about the challenges, application process and how to apply in this PDF.

How do I get involved?

Register your interest by completing the form below.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Why is the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator better placed than others to do this job?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator combines the unique strengths of Lloyd's Register Foundation and LR to enable collaboration and identify and accelerate new technologies for rapid impact for society. The Foundation brings deep understanding the safety and risk industry and global industry challenges. LR brings access to industry leaders and a prime channel to market for the global safety industry. Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator funding and trial opportunities support small innovative businesses to test their solutions in industry environments and enables large industry players to become early adopters of new solutions. Through the Accelerator programme, Lloyd's Register Foundation is opening up the safety and risk market place to support and encourage more digital companies into the sector.

    Are you focussing on any particular challenges or themes?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator focuses entirely on enhancing the safety of life and property at sea, on land and in the air. Within this we may from time to time concentrate on specific industries (e.g. Marine, Oil & Gas) or specific themes (e.g. cyber security, risk analytics, computer vision for human safety). Human safety on-board has been selected as the first safety challenge theme; applications addressing this challenge area will open in Summer 2018.

    How does the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator decide which challenges or themes to focus on?

    The Lloyd's Register Foundation constantly researches safety and risk and provides input for challenges or themes for the Accelerator programme in the form of published research, such as the insight report on global safety challenges. At the same time, LR works with key industry players to identify critical safety and risk challenges which are suitable for the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator.

    What kind of support does the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator offer?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator will support industry business partners by offering:

    • Opportunity to focus digital innovation on key business challenges

    • Support for trialling new solutions in a de-risked environment with early adoption opportunities

    • Access to innovative new technologies and start ups

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator will support small innovative business through offering:

    • The ability to trial solutions in the real world with a leading industry player

    • Funding towards the costs of the trial

    • Industry specific specialist support and training (regulator, data, systems) from LR and its clients.

    • Entrepreneur development (e.g. marketing, IP, minimum viable product, business Case, investor pitching)

    Who can apply to the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator is open to innovative small businesses across the world who have a product or service that can solve the specific safety challenge.

    I'm a small business tech business – what's the benefit for me and how do I get involved?

    The safety and risk market is significant and relatively untapped by digital technology companies. Safety and risk covers most major industries and frequently involves assets worth millions of pounds operating in harsh environments. This provides opportunities for all types of digital technology solutions, but especially those that support data driven innovation. Almost every technology solution you have in a city, vehicle, home or on your person also has an application in safety. The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator will equip successful candidates with market knowledge, a funded customer trial, as well as access to funding and entrepreneurial support.

    I'm a large corporate – what's the benefit for me and how do I get involved?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator aims to de-risk innovation and enable you to collaboratively trial new digital solutions to your safety and risk challenges. As the successful accelerator company receives trial funding through the Accelerator, your only costs are time and effort to run the trial. Being part of the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator programme will introduce you to small innovative companies that are not normally in your supply chain.

    I'm an LR client – what's the benefit for me and how can I get involved?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator aims to de-risk innovation and enable you to collaboratively trial new digital solutions to your safety challenges. As the successful accelerator company receives trial funding through the Accelerator, your only costs are time and effort to run the trial. Being part of the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator programme will introduce you to small innovative companies that are not normally in your supply chain. To find out more, please contact your Account Manager.

    I'm part of an academic institution – what's the value of the LR Safety Accelerator and how do I get involved?

    The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator provides trial funding and opportunities for innovative small businesses, including companies coming through university incubators, but is not funding academic institutions. However, if you interested partnering with the programmes as part of safety challenge, please get in touch.

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator is supported by Lloyd's Register Foundation, a charitable foundation helping to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research. 

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