Unleashing the Potential of Maritime Innovation Networks

Unleashing the Potential of Maritime Innovation Networks

Wednesday 09 Dec 15

Maritime organizations have innovated in the past by alternating between linear technology push and market pull models, well suited to the opportunities and challenges of former market environments. Today, technological, market, and regulatory challenges are creating a specific complex context for contemporary maritime organizations and their innovative efforts. Single organization rarely possess all the necessary competencies and capabilities to deal with multiple challenges and uncertainties. Therefore, the maritime industry is expected to form networks of organizations and collaborate on innovation.

The Report

"The maritime industry has clearly recognized the need to collaborate to better understand how market, regulatory, and technical challenges can be jointly solved."

DTU Business has released a new report dealing with innovation in the maritime sector. Associate Professor Zoran Perunović and Associate Professor Mads Christoffersen from DTU Business, together with Sofia Fürstenberg from Mærsk Maritime Technology are pleased to present this report for you to read.

This report analyzes collaboration within the maritime industry for innovation, determines the key enablers, barriers, and mechanisms of maritime innovation networks, identifies the key characteristics of collaborative innovation processes applied in the maritime industry, and suggests necessary managerial actions for organized and successful innovation in networks. The authors’ ambition is to establish common knowledge and understanding across the industry concerning network innovation dynamics and provide the context within which maritime organizations can assess the benefits and risks of their participation in different types of innovation networks.

Click here to download the executive version of the report.