We are delighted to announce that Navalmartin has won Innovate UK Smart grant to conduct 12 month research project that will bring mir.blue closer to market.
About Innovate UK:
Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas.
mir.blue – Project description:
The boating industry is valued at £3.97b domestically and $45b (£33.2b) globally, with 30m vessels owned and more than 150 million active boat users
worldwide. However, the industry is suffering from aging fleet with significant risk to human life and the environment. The industry is also tackling an acute shortage of skilled surveyors and significant EDI challenges: only 2% of surveyors are women. Our innovation originates from an acute business need to revolutionise surveying. Our focus is on developing a product geared for digital age and emerging markets.
The project intends to radically disrupt the insurer/owner/surveyor relationship developing a mobile app: “MIR” (Marine Inspection by Remote). MIR offers
cloud-based, harmonised condition assessment, underpinned by an supported database of risk and failure modes. By reducing travel needs, lengthening product life and improving safety, the project offers significant environmental and socio-economic impacts. built-in educational component of the app and its disrupting recruitment strategies MIR will open the labour market to new talent and promote EDI values.