SFI Smart Maritime
Grieg Star is a part of Smart Maritime, a SINTEF hosted centre backed by several industry and research leaders. The purpose of Smart Maritime is to establish a Norwegian Centre for improved energy efficiency and reduced harmful emissions from the maritime sector.
The centre has several partners within research, design, shipbuilding and equipment. Grieg Star is one of four ship operators taking part. The mission of the center is to create innovations securing sustainability and competitiveness of the maritime transport sector. By developing new knowledge, methods and technologies and educating students (PhD, MSc), SFI Smart Maritime will contribute to strengthen the Norwegian maritime industry’s international competitiveness. The Centre will collaborate closely with global industry players, national and international research communities, maritime centers, networks and clusters. After the eight-year SFI period, the Centre will become a permanent part of the planned Ocean Space Centre in Trondheim.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Jan Øivind Svardal, is Chair of the Board, while our Head of Vessel Specialists, Roar Fanebust, is one of two coordinators for the Technical Advisory Committee.
What is an SFI?
A Centre for Research based Innovation (SFI) provides an opportunity for long term cooperation between industry companies and research partners
The objective is to support long-term research that promotes innovation and the competitiveness of Norwegian industry. The SFI scheme is administered by the Research Council’s Division for Innovation.
At present, there are 24 centres devoted to research-based innovation of a high international calibre within a range of areas.