The Danish shipping giant, Maersk, has launched its OceanPro programme to accelerate technology in India.
The programme targets startups within the supply chain industry in the city of Bengaluru.
The world’s largest container shipping company will offer its partnership to the startups, aiming to boost innovation and technology solutions.
The 120-day accelerator programme will focus on technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented and virtual reality.
Maersk revealed eight startups that it intends to collaborate with: Unido Labs, La Vela Pictures, Zasti, Inatrix, MintM, LinkedDots, KrypC and Dhruv.
The company aims for OceanPro to form ties with universities, venture capital partners, and other accelerators.
“We recognize the immense potential of India’s technology and digital talent and are looking to capitalize on these capabilities to help the logistics industry worldwide, to reinvent itself,” commented Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk.
“With Maersk leading the technological transformation of the shipping and logistics Industry which has traditionally been driven by manual processes, OceanPro is yet another effort by us to promote the creation of innovative solutions that meet evolving business needs.”