These research projects focus on safety and security issues.
Health Ahoy! - Healthy and hygienic ships
The objective of the project is to strengthen the indoor hygiene related innovation and knowledge cluster in Satakunta. The objective is to develop the business potential of the companies in Satakunta, and to foresee the potential in blue business. The competitiveness and vitality of the shipbuilding in Satakunta will be strengthened with a new innovative indoor hygiene approach. This new indoor hygiene business top point will support the sustainable development and smart specialization of the marine industry cluster in the Satakunta region. All new know-how in the industry will open new markets also for the companies providing the indoor hygiene products and solutions. The project improves the ability of the shipbuilding industry to recognize the business potential and competitive advantage of new innovative indoor hygiene solutions.
The project promotes wellbeing and increases safety by creating solutions for potential and current global health risks (cf. the new coronavirus and COVID-19). Investing in wellbeing and safety creates savings to societies in a long run. Short-term effects of the project are directed to the shipbuilding industry in which new products and solutions promoting healthiness and safety will be introduced. In addition, new indoor hygiene design guidelines for shipbuilding will be created. Long-term effects of the project are directed to the whole shipbuilding industry and its subcontractor network in Satakunta region and Finland, whose business potential in the new field of indoor hygiene will be recognized.
Health Ahoy! - Healthy and hygienic ships project facts:
- Duration: March 2021 – August 2023
- Budget: 200 000 €,
- Funding: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
- Project type: Regional Development Project
- Supporting industrial partners: Wasaline Oy, Rauma Marine Constructions Oy, Isku Oy,Oras Oy, Deseco Oy, Bureau Veritas S.A., DNV Finland Oy Ab
- Research organisations: Coordinator: Satakunta University of Applied Sciences; Partner: University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Pori unit.
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