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Thursday, May 9, 2019 

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator is proud to announce the launch of six new digital innovation trials between global startups and leading corporate industry partners, selected and awarded through the LR programme.

The safety technology trials will last approximately three-months each as the startups work with corporate partners to pilot unique digital solutions, addressing real, critical safety and risk challenges across the Energy, Marine and Offshore and Infrastructure industries.

The global Safety Accelerator programme, a joint initiative of Lloyd’s Register and Lloyd’s Register Foundation and run in partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center, selected its first startup cohort in September 2018. Since then, the Safety Accelerator programme has selected five more successful startups through two further Challenge Rounds to collaborate with corporate partners including Shell, Pacific International Lines and Infratek.

The six newly-launched global safetytech pilot projects include:

  • Sensye/PIL: Determining master's and crew's psychological and emotional health - Austin-based Senseye won the challenge set with Singapore’s Pacific International Lines (PIL), to trial a digital solution to assist in assessing the psychological and emotional wellbeing of crew members.
  • Wokerbase/LR: Ensuring marine and offshore crew competency, in conjunction with Lloyd’s Register, trialling a new industrial smartwatch.
  • NeuroControls/KOTUG International: Navigating gas vapour clouds. The pilot trial will test a new oceanic-use Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) imaging camera to detect, visualise and safely navigate around gas clouds.
  • LexaTexer/LR: Enhancing dynamic risk assessment. Keeping personnel better informed about operational risks affecting them in their work environment.

Maurizio Pilu, VP of Digital Innovation, Lloyd’s Register, said: “As we approach the programme’s one-year anniversary, the engagement of our clients, the quality and number of startups involved, and the resultant pilots are a testament to the strength and importance of the Safety Accelerator to these industrial sectors. I am particularly proud of the expert guidance provided by LR throughout, from helping our clients in the definition of their challenges, to targeting technology areas, to startup selection and subsequent pilot project definition and execution.”

Soon, the Safety Accelerator will announce its fourth cohort of startups addressing challenges set by Scorpio, Bernhard Schulte Ship management and Discovering Safety, a programme of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. The programme is actively seeking corporate challenge partners interested in setting a challenge and working with startups in future rounds.

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