Maritime Accelerator generates new business and speeds up maritime industry development

Maritime Accelerator 2019

  • Partner kick-off

  • the Shift

  • Growth company interviews

  • Boot camp 1

  • Boot camp 2

  • Boot camp 3

  • Venture Finals

What´s in it for partners

  • access to the maritime ecosystem with the key partners
  • concrete business ventures & pilots
  • hand picked startup partners and concrete venture pilots

What´s in it for startups

  • access and visibility within the maritime ecosystem
  • opportunity to co-create with the corporate for 3 months to get new venture clients
  • access to the global customer base of the accelerator partners

Concrete business ventures

We bring together fast-moving growth companies and maritime corporations & accelerate cross-company collaboration

Verified startup deal flow

Growth companies are screened according to the themes defined by corporations

Network with the key players within maritime ecosystem

We bring together the leading players in maritime industry and enable you to find synergies with other partners


Visibility at our websites, articles and events

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Sustainable development and artificial intelligence are also visible in the Maritime Accelerator programme


The second season of Maritime Accelerator has started.  This year the partners are Meyer Turku, Royal Caribbean and Rauma Marine Constructions.

Second round of Maritime Accelerator programme to start in the summer


In the Maritime Accelerator programme leading maritime industry companies strengthen their competitiveness by finding partners among growth companies that bring new innovations to the industry.

Leading maritime industry companies chose new partners


Leading international maritime industry companies Royal Caribbean, Wärtsilä and Meyer Turku chose their favourites among new partners at the completion of Finland’s first maritime industry business accelerator programme.

Maritime Accelerator culminates at a Slush side event


Maritime Accelerator, a business accelerator for maritime industry implemented in co-operation by Turku Science Park Ltd and Avanto Ventures, will culminate at its third boot camp get-together and the final pitching at the beginning of December.

Main partners 2019

Rauma Marine Constructions is a shipbuilding company founded in 2014. Company has specialized in the construction and maintenance of multi-purpose icebreakers, car and passenger ferries, and vessels for use by the armed forces.

Meyer Turku Oy employs 1,900 persons and specializes in building highly complex, innovative and environmentally friendly cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. Together with two sister shipyards in Germany, Meyer Werft in Papenburg and Neptun Werft in Rostock, Meyer Turku is one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders.

Royal Caribbean is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. The six companies of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. employ 65,000 people from over 120 countries.

We would like to work with you!

Jukka Laitera

Senior Advisor
Turku Science Park Ltd

+358 400 523 173

Sofia Tuominen

Program Lead
Turku Science Park Ltd

+358 44 295 7767

Juha Saarinen

Avanto Ventures

+358 40 513 9473

Camilla Karhukorpi

Avanto Ventures

+358 40 867 4383