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RIGHTSHIP has announced it is collaborating with global innovation platform Plug and Play to further the innovation and growth of start-up businesses in the maritime industry.

RightShip described Plug and Play as a successful investor and preferred accelerator partner for major corporations, with an ability to identify and attract founders who want to solve industry challenges.

RightShip said this collaborative approach supports its zero-harm vision for the maritime sector. It considers itself an environmental, social and governance transparency enabler for the maritime industry.

“This exciting collaboration enables and accelerates our ability to understand the landscape of emerging technology solutions around key ESG themes, with a view to starting partnerships or co-creating and scaling solutions,” RightShip chief strategy officer Tarun Mehrotra said

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“Our collaboration with Plug and Play also allows us to focus on specific sub-themes such as crew welfare, emissions monitoring and provenance transparency, to search for emerging solutions that can be scaled within the maritime industry.

“We are specifically joining the sustainability vertical of Plug and Play where they aim to bring global start-ups to partner with us around our areas of priorities. This will also accelerate the partnership ecosystem of RightShip.”

Plug and Play APAC managing partner Jupe Tan said the investor is pleased to have the world’s leading maritime platform as part of its global innovation ecosystem.

“Our goal is to provide line-of-sight into innovative start-ups that are shaping the future of the maritime industry as well as supporting the sustainability and social responsibility practices on shore and at sea.”

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