Autonomous ships and mooring, smart harbours, sensing and management of freight, passengers and workers, optimized vessels for energy efficient operation index, insurance, and shore systems integration such as traffic and delivery. These are just a few of the advancements in developing sustainable maritime smart products.

Dramatic changes are already taking place in this space: sensor networks are deployed, vessels become smarter, systems are established for monitoring and optimizing, and AI becomes integrated in traditional transport and logistics practices.

We aim to uncover the best practices, smartest solutions, and future considerations for companies and industries developing sustainable transport & logistics solutions in the maritime sector.

Partners

Tickets on sale: 15. February, 2018

All tickets include transport to and from Ærø by chartered bus and ferry, lunch, conference dinner, and activities.

Ticket Option 1: Ticket & Dinner

Early Bird: 2255 / Regular 2460

Ticket Option 2: Ticket, Dinner & Hotel

Early Bird: 3280 / Regular 3485

We will provide a list of partner hotels in Marstal if you choose Option 1.
If you choose Option 2, you will stay at the Ærø Hotel.

A conference at one of the most important maritime transport hubs in danish history – Marstal, Ærø:

Design Smart Products has always been an alternative conference, offering a uniquely engaged experience with hands-on workshops, few, but impactful talks, and facilitated networking. We continue this practice, and situate the conference specifically in a place with a beautiful history and a stunning future – Motorfabrikken Marstal. Denmark’s portal to the world, Marstal has provided motors to ships all over the world and has acted as an international port for decades. After laying dormant for some years, the Marstal Motorfabrik has been revived by the energy of 3 incredible women, and we partner with them and the community of Marstal to offer a remarkable conference experience.

What’s covered?

Over two days we’ll experience the spirit of Marstal, working with the original Motormænd, participating in hands-on workshops, and hearing from and debating with world-class leaders in transport and logistics about their take on the current and future scenarios in this domain featuring the following themes:

  • State of the art in maritime transportation, smart ships, smart ports and real time monitoring – with a sustainable framing, how do we both monitor and react better, whilst creating better conditions for companies, ships, shore and the environment?
  • The IoT is here, now what? How to understand, discuss and implement the IoT while considering standards and interoperability in a maritime setting.
  • Throughout all themes, we will address the question: How can we approach smart maritime transport and logistics considering sustainability?

Who should attend this conference:

  • Business developers, C-Levels, and influencers interested in the new smart domain of maritime transport & logistics.
  • Sustainable transportation evangelists
  • Traffic and Fleet Management professionals
  • Technology users, developers, early adopters, enthusiasts
  • People working with the IoT, sensor technologies and monitoring

Accommodation:

  • If you purchased a “Hotel” ticket then we’ve sorted out the hotel for you and you are staying at Ærø Hotel
  • If you would like to choose your own hotel, you can see our list of partner hotels here.

It’s about the journey, not the destination

Starting the journey in Copenhagen, a bus will pick up conference participants and make a special stop in Odense to ensure that our partners from both Sjaelland and Fyn are part of the event. We’ll take the Ærø ferry, and begin a two day adventure together, experiencing all that Marstal has to offer, meeting boat builders, and the original motormænd, and taking in new knowledge, making new friends, and creating lasting collaborations.

Featured speakers

Annick Verhoeven

Business Development Manager
Maersk Digital – Transport & Logistics

In the role as Digital Business Development Manager Annick is point of contact for Digital startups and partners in Maersk Transport and Logistics. Annick is passionate about bringing external ideas and smart minds in contact with our global product teams to accelerate our digitization journey. Maersk now finds that its data is fast becoming one of its most important assets.

Kræn Vodder Busk

Research Engineer, Ph.D., Emission Control, MAN Diesel & Turbo

As a research engineer at MAN Diesel & Turbo Kræn implements practical solutions which make marine engines comply to new emission requirements. Kræn has recently completed an industrial Ph.D. project on Exhaust Gas Recirculation, with Technical University of Denmark, Linköping University and MAN Diesel & Turbo, where he combined the knowledge from technical universities with the experience from industry to solve a critical issue with the emerging EGR technology.

Jesper Hansen

CTO, Rosenby Engineering

Jesper has a background as maritime officer in the merchant fleet and has used his practical experience to develop innovative technical products for the maritime industry. He started the company Rosenby Engineering and they have recently developed a unit for container firefighting in a more safe and efficient way. The hands-on experience has led to several ideas to improve the safety in the maritime industry.

To be confirmed

Workshop facilitators

Henrik Hagbarth Mikkelsen

Senior lecturer, Marstal Navigationsskole

The new Ærø ferry is equipped with the largest maritime battery in the world. Henrik has been a part of the designprocess all the way from idea to product. The ferry will break the distance record for electric ferries by a factor of 10. 10 international partners behind the project have generated a growing regional maritime cluster in South Denmark with focus on electrical operation of ships. Henrik has been in the project from feasibility study in 2013 to prototype delivery and testing here in 2018.

Photo: Andrea Bisgaard

Dainius Kniuksta

Digital Product Manager, Maersk Digital

Dainius is a Digital Product Manager at Maersk Transport & Logistics, driving digital product development across all brands of the company. With over 10 years professional experience, Dainius has developed and implemented a number of software solutions and has lead various SaaS development programs internationally. In collaboration with academia, Dainius has helped to spread awareness of the cloud computing concept and its value for small and medium enterprises in Central Eastern Europe.

Dzl

Inventor

Dzl is an inventor and develops new methods of working with digital fabrication at FabLab RUC. You can read about his inventions including work with hardware, software and rapid prototyping at www.blog.dzl.dk

Christian Liljedahl

Artist, Illutron

Christian is an artist at illutron where he is creating interactive installations and performances and inviting the spectator to participate in various ways.

http://christian.liljedahl.dk/

Program: Day 1

06:30 BUS LEAVES COPENHAGEN FROM DGI BYEN

08:45 ARRIVAL AT ODENSE BANEGÅRD, PICK UP PASSENGERS

09:00 BUS DEPARTURE, WELCOME FROM IDEMOLAB
Morten Wagner, Head of department, IdemoLab DELTA – a part of FORCE Technology

09:45 ARRIVAL AT SVENDBORG HARBOUR, BOARD FERRY, DEPART 10:05
Pecha Kucha Style Networking session – each company presents themselves and what they are looking for.
Refreshments, coffee, snacks, etc.

11:20 ARRIVAL, ÆRØ. BOARD BUS.

12:00 LUNCH AT MOTORFABRIKKEN MARSTAL

12:30 MEET THE MOTORMÆND OF MARSTAL
Meet the motormænd, learn how machines have been build for a century and hear them spin

13:00 KEYNOTE 1: WHERE DIGITAL MEETS MARITIME INNOVATION
Annick Verhoeven, Digital Business Development Manager
Maersk Digital – Transport & Logistics

14:00 WORKSHOPS 
OPTION 1: Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles – with Nikolaj “Dzl” Møbius
In this workshop, you’ll collaboratively build underwater cameras, and be introduced to underwater ROVs and how they can remotely monitor vessels. Dzl is an inventor and develops new methods of working with digital fabrication at FabLab RUC.

OPTION 2: The new E-ferry on Ærø: The future of ferry transport?
The new Ærø ferry is equipped with the largest maritime battery in the world. The future for ferries seems to be electric. What changes will this mean for the maritime ferry industry? Hear about the E-fery project and discuss the topic.
Facilitator: Henrik Hagbarth Mikkelsen and IdemoLab

15:30 KEYNOTE 2: REDUCING NOx POLLUTION FROM SHIP ENGINES WITH SOFTWARE
Kræn Vodder Busk, R&D Engineer, Ph.D
MAN Diesel & Turbo Denmark

16:45 NETWORKING WITH ÆRØ BEERS AT THE HARBOUR
We’ll end the day with some locally crafted beers at the harbour, before heading to hotels and dinner.

17:30 HOTEL
A bit of down time before dinner. Hotels and dinner are up to you and we’ll recommend places where we have secured deals for you.

19:30 DINNER – AT THE LOVELY RESTAURANT FRU BERG ON THE HAROUR

Program: Day 2

08:30 MARSTAL SØFARTSMUSEUM
Erik Kromann, Museum Director, will introduce you to where you are sitting and the significance of the space.

09:00 KEYNOTE 3: PUTTING OUT A NEW PRODUCT ON THE MARITIME MARKET
Jesper Rosenfeldt Hansen, CTO, Rosenby Engineering

09:45 DEBATE: Søassurancen Danmark vs. IoT
Søassurancen Danmark acts as a case study wherein we explore and debate how sensors, GPS tracking and other measurement methods which produce live data affect the insurance risk or policy and how a company like Søassurancen Danmark can utilize smart maritime solutions to create more valuable solutions for their customers.
Facilitator: Jacob Henrik Lund, Business Development Manager, Søassurancen Danmark

10:30 A HUNT FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN MARITIME TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
A hands-on mission in teams to explore the theme of sustainability in the maritime transport & logistics domain

11:30 LUNCH AT THE BEACH & LEARNING FROM A SHIP BUILDER
Visiting Marstal’s local boat builder Ebbe Andersen from Ebbes Bådebyggeri. A visit on restoring the ship, Bona Vista, a vessel which made historic trips to and from New Foundland in 1913.

12:30 WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Dainius Kniuksta, Digital Product Manager, Maersk Digital

13:30 FINAL KEYNOTE
TBA

14:30 COFFEE, READING AND WRAP UP WITH IDEMOLAB & MOTORFABRIKKEN MARSTAL

15:00 TRANSPORT BY BUS TO ÆRØSKØBING

15:20 EXPERIENCE (PROBABLY) THE WORLDS FIRST SHIP STEAM ENGINE SIMULATOR AT DET GAMLE VÆRFT WITH JØRGEN FRIIS
Live out your long lost dream as a stoker in the engine room of SS Svenborgsund, which the simulator is a 1:2 model of. The whole thing took a whole man-year to build by Jørgen Friis, volunteer at Det Gamle Værft. Using modern technologies like 3D printing, microcontrollers and programming his simulator represents the fine art of steam engine consruction achored in the book ”Læren om skibsdampmaskinen” by E. Stahl from 1922. 

16:35 FERRY TO SVENDBORG

18:30 DROP OFF IN ODENSE

20:30 DROP OFF IN COPENHAGEN

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