Date and time: Wednesday 29 April 2020, 13.00–22.00
Location: Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Meyer Turku shipyard in the city of Turku
13.00 Departure from the conference venue by bus, presentations on the way
15.00 Arrival at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, coffee break
15.30 Marine technology companies introductions, R&D, new technologies and services
18.00 Visit to Meyer Turku shipyard by a guided bus tour
20.00 Return to Helsinki, feedback and discussion, ETA at 22.00
Capacity: 45 participants
Tour organiser: Meyer Turku and Turku Science Park
Meyer Turku Ltd is one of the leading European shipbuilding companies. With more than 2,000 employees, the company is an important part of the Finnish maritime cluster that altogether employs over 30,000 people. The cluster, formed around the maritime industries and shipping, is a network of actors involved in technology, education, training and manufacturing,
Founded in 1737, the Turku shipyard provides state-of-the-art technology solutions, advanced construction processes and cutting-edge innovations for cruise operators and other ship-owners. The company specialises in building cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels.
Turku Science Park Ltd is a limited liability company whose mission is to co-ordinate the business and innovation services in the Turku region as well as strengthen the co-operation between the local universities, companies and municipalities to promote growth and wellbeing in the region. The company is also responsible for communication under the common marketing name Turku Business Region.
The principal owner of the non-profit company is the City of Turku. Other shareholders include, e.g. Turku Technology Properties Group, Åbo Akademi, University, University of Turku, Turku Chamber of Commerce, and some Turku region municipalities.
The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre is a lively and versatile centre for maritime activities, comprising a national special nautical museum and the Finnish Navy Museum. Forum Marinum organises various exhibitions, meetings, conferences and educational activities pertaining to seafaring, harbours and ship and boat building. The centre co-operates with universities, colleges, museums and other public and private organisations.