by Mitja Caboni
In the beginning - as the saying goes - there was nothing. Then, in early 2015, the idea to establish a platform that would spur innovation in port, maritime, logistics, and energy sectors, industries which are intrinsically tied to each other, was born.
At first glance, the concept appears to be not so innovative in and of itself. However, the up-to-date modus operandi was for companies to try to re-invent themselves from within, set up their own internal innovation laboratories, which, ultimately, would end up as entrenched silos jealously guarding their secrets against the outer world.
So much conspiracy, so little attention paid to countless other potential solutions outside the corporate boxes.