January 31, 2024, Rotterdam
Dear partners, friends, and innovators,
At the end of the first month of #2024, it’s time for another quarterly newsletter packed with:
The campus is becoming more crowded, the community is growing, and our international ambitions are closer to realisation. Enjoy the insights to our progress with a nice cup of coffee and we hope to see you soon. Thank you for being part of our community!
Platform Zero and the World Energy Council have joined forces for the WEC500 Program. Platform Zero aims to create the largest platform for innovators in the energy and maritime sector by inviting a group of the most promising 500 start-ups and scale-ups to the World Energy Congress in April 2024 in Rotterdam.
Are you a start-up, scale-up or corporate that is interested in joining the WEC500? Then click here or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Platform Zero will be hosting a two-day Hydrogen Executive Course for professionals eager to spearhead the hydrogen transition in their organisations on the 21st and 22nd of March 2024. In collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), Dr. Ketter as one of the world’s foremost experts in economics-based design of technology, and Industry Leaders;
We will guide you through the latest advancements, market trends, and regulatory landscapes, enabling you to make informed decisions and lead your company into a greener, more sustainable future. Join us and lead the hydrogen revolution! Learn more here or email email@example.com
H2Makers opens its office at Platform Zero Rotterdam! They aim to establish regional value chain collaboration for hydrogen solutions, by supporting the regional manufacturing industry in the province of South Holland.
If you want to join our campus, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us for a day!
We are opening our campus door for everyone looking for the perfect workspace and to meet inspiring innovators in the maritime & energy industry. You can come work at our office and we’ve got you covered with coffee, the best WIFI, a comfortable workspace, and networking opportunities! Secure your spot for a productive day with us every Thursday in January and February.
If you’d like to join us at our campus, register here!
We got to interview the founding partner of Shipping Technology B.V., Remco Pikaart. Their mission is to smartify ships through cutting-edge data analytics and AI technologies. Their tech isn’t just about numbers; it’s about making ships more efficient and sustainable. Picture optimised maintenance, smoother loading-unloading, sailing with a reduced crew, and mindful climate performance tracking.
You can read more of Remco’s inspiring answers here!
With a growing global interest in environmental preservation, the maritime industry has embarked on a journey toward implementing innovative solutions for green shipbuilding.
We explored industry challenges and the solutions contributing to lowering the impact of the maritime industry, with insights from Director of Innovation, Pieter Huyskens of Damen Shipyards, an international shipyard group committed to becoming the most sustainable maritime solution provider in the world.
Read the full article here!
We had the opportunity to have a chat with Rik Breur, founder of Finsulate, the company that aims to prevent toxic matter from entering the oceans. Finsulate offers a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional antifouling paints which are highly toxic and very harmful to marine ecosystems. Without antifouling, any surface in water, like ship hulls and offshore constructions, will foul with algae, mussels and barnacles. Click on the header to find our more!
Read the full article here!
In anticipation of COP28, global leaders convened to address climate issues. The UN Emissions Gap Report emphasized the urgency of impactful action to avert a potential 2.5°-2.9°C temperature rise. CEOs in the maritime industry, including partners like MSC, Maersk, and CMA CGM, rallied for decarbonization at COP28. As Platform Zero advocates for climate tech, we support this pivotal moment in transforming the maritime sector.
COP28 saw nearly 200 nations committing to triple global renewable energy and double energy efficiency by 2030. Platform Zero encourages these efforts while emphasizing the ongoing need for accelerated sustainable innovations in combating climate change.
Read more on the COP28 results here!
Platform Zero’s monthly community events: A preview of the coming months. To bring our community together on topics relating to energy, maritime, and climate, we host monthly events. We look forward to welcoming you!
February 8th – Digital transformation
March 14th – Local hydrogen production
Check out our website for more information!
This was it for now! We hope to connect again soon. Kind regards,
Team Platform Zero
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