Spectral Engines nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest

Spectral Engines Oy is nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest. Spectral Engines Oy has developed a novel, compact, robust, and inexpensive measurement sensor technology that could serve as a basis for measurement systems capable of measuring the quality and quantity of chemical components in solids, liquids and gases. In marine applications this information can be used, e.g., in real-time monitoring of fuel composition leading into constantly optimized engine operation and in condition monitoring of different related liquids like lubricants.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Wärtsilä Marine Solutions enhances the business of its marine and oil & gas industry customers by providing innovative products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound.

"The overall quality of applications was really high and we had a positive problem in selecting the finalists. We really look forward for the next steps and foresee collaboration with several contest participants.” Tero Hottinen, General Manager, Business Innovation, Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä got totally 47 submissions from 17 countries. TOP5 finalists were selected by the professional jury. Shortlisted companies will be presented to the jury 18th of February and Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind winner will be annouced at Digital Ship in Copenhagen.

Further information about contest:

Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind
Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind is an innovation contest that was launched in connection with the Slush start-up event, with the ambition to look for disruptive digital initiatives and unique services offering and product ideas for digital transformation of marine industry. Winner of the contest will get a chance to develop the idea together with Wärtsilä and Shift Actions Oy, specialized in agile conceptualization of products and services, and be part of the marine future.

The marine business provides multiple opportunities for service and product innovations. These can include for example predictive and proactive maintenance solutions, optimized operations through intelligent data analytics or utilization of virtual reality in remote support. The value for the customer can focus on efficiency gains, better usability and transparency or improve safety of installations. Key criteria highlighted are usability of the service to marine industry, innovativeness, focus on customer need, and business potential and its scalability.