Port Activity App wins another award
Port Activity App wins national Finnish Research and Development Innovation competition, TKI-kärjet, in the field the field of maritime logistics. In 2022, the theme of the competition was the Green Deal.
The Green Deal aims at climate neutrality and the RDI competition in 2022 focused on showcasing how the research, development and innovation (RDI) activities of universities of applied sciences contribute to Finland’s and Europe’s climate objectives. A YouTube video was submitted and the video with the most likes won the competition.
– The Port Activity App was suitable for the competition because it allows ships and ports to better anticipate and coordinate their activities through enhanced information exchange. This will help reduce carbon emissions, for example, says Heikki Koivisto, project manager at SAMK, one of the important partners in the development and the formal receiver of the award.
Another reason for taking part in the competition was that the project with the Port Activity App exceeded all expectations. The project was completed a year ago and the app is now in active use in twenty ports in Finland. I believe the number will continue to grow, especially in the Baltic Sea region.
According to Koivisto, the Efficient Flow project, in which the app was created, and the Port Activity App is an excellent example of the effectiveness of research work.
– SAMK shared the annual Internationalization Award of the Rauma Chamber of Commerce with Rauma Marine Constructions. In addition, the Seatrade Awards also honoured the port application, Koivisto adds.
Winning the awards and being Highly Commended has been a significant recognition, as the Seatrade Awards is a global maritime and marine industry awards program that has been handing out awards for over thirty years.
Watch the award winning video made by Petteri Hyvärinen
Photos by: Hanna Kajander & Kasper Dudzik