For the 5th year running, PortXL opens its door to innovative start-ups from all over the world looking to accelerate their concepts, and disruptive scale-ups seeking to expand their business in the maritime world.
Every year a handful of the best upcoming companies which can make a significant impact on the port economy in a sustainable way, are selected by a joint effort of PortXL – of which the Port of Rotterdam Authority is a proud founding father together with Van Oord – and corporate partners. These include prestigious companies such as EY, Vopak, Boskalis, Shell, Royal IHC and plenty more. The carefully selected start-ups are put through a three-month acceleration program, while simultaneously the scale-ups take part in the business fast track. The common goal end is signing paid contracts with corporate partners at Shakedown – the closing event of the program in June 2020.
The 2019 program had 16 innovative companies take part and concluded with a record 29 contracts signed. Records are meant to be broken. If you have what it takes to positively impact the economy and ecology both and disrupt the maritime industry, apply via email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. The closing date for applications is January 15th 2020.