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Europort Masterclass ‘Naval innovations as source of inspiration’

Date:                      Tuesday 5 November
Time:                      14:30 – 18:00 (incl. network reception)
Category:             Naval vessels


Today, governments around the world invest increasingly in their naval forces. From surface ships and submarines to smaller drone ships; new solutions that smarten maintenance or increase the safety of personnel. Throughout history, governmental organisations and dedicated defence corporations have been the driving force behind important breakthroughs. Innovations that crossed the boundaries of the naval sector and proved tremendous value for commercial shipping. How about the future?

Why should I attend?

In this Europort Masterclass, experts will share their vision on innovation in the naval sector. How do companies innovate for the naval sector? What are the latest developments? And how can naval innovations inspire the commercial shipbuilding and shipping industry? During the network reception you will have the opportunity to interact with these experts and other attendees.

Who should attend?

Representatives of maritime safety and security organisations, naval defence, shipyards or key suppliers for onboard systems and equipment.

Such as innovation managers, R&D specialists, business developers, researchers, engineers, naval architects, shipyard project managers, maritime suppliers, class societies and policy advisors of regulatory bodies.


14:30 – 14:45: Reception

14:45 – 14:55: Introduction by chairman
Mr. Marnix Krikke, Innovation & Human Capital Director, Netherlands Maritime Technology

14:55 – 15:20: Autonomous Surface Vehicles, what can we learn from naval developments
Mr. James Cowles, Commercial technical sales manager, L3Harris

15:20 – 15:40: Duo presentation about trends and developments in maintenance concepts
Dr. Maarten Driessen, Senior consultant, Gordian
Mr. Arnout Oosterhof, Superindendant Pilot Services

15:40 – 16:00: Innovation for shipboard systems: Integrated Virtual System Architecture (IVSA)
Mr. Marcel Vermeulen, Portfolio manager Integrated Bridge, RH Marine

16:00 – 16:20: See the invisible: Applying augmented reality in service and operations
Mr. Björn Mes, VR/AR Specialist, Research & Technology Support, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

16:20 – 16:50: Discussion

16:50 – 17:00: Closing / Final remarks

17:00 – 18:00: Network reception


The Europort Masterclasses are jointly organized by Rotterdam Ahoy and Netherlands Maritime Technology and take place in Rotterdam Ahoy (Address: Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam).  You will find the Europort Masterclass Theatre located in Hall 6.


  • Attendance costs per Masterclass are € 125, – (excl. VAT).
  • If you register for all four Masterclasses a special all-in fee of € 375, – (excl. VAT) applies.
  • Full time students will be able to apply for a discounted fee of € 25, – (excl. VAT) per Masterclass. The cost of attendance includes entrance to the exhibition and a network reception or lunch.

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