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Smart and sustainable maritime business

Individual course

This course is one of the obligatory courses in the Smart and sustainable maritime business module.

It is a “capstone” type of course and strives to integrate the learnings from the other courses in the module. Therefore, it takes place through three seminars and various assignments over a period of 1,5 years.

M1 – Seminar (18.12.2019)

  • Assessing the business model for operating the case ship from a system point of view. How does it change the way things are (logitics efficiency, competition etc)?
  • Assessing the business ecosystem where the case ship will operate. How should it change to become more effective?

M2 – Seminar (6.5.2020)

  • Assessing the social and environmental impact of the new ship.
  • Assessing the impact of autonomous systems on the new ship (or cyber resilience).

M3 – Seminar (Dec 2020, virtual seminar at 4–8 pm)

  • Designing a new business model and/or ecosystem required in response to a change in the market, technology or regulations.

Work method

  • Prereadings for each seminar
  • Seminar: guest lectures, group work, discussions.
  • Postassignment after each seminar

Examination takes place through active participation in the seminar and by completing assignments before and after the seminars.

More information in Åbo Akademi’s course page.

Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Magnus Hellström

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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Technical studies
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Starting in January 2021
Application deadline:
Application dates will be announced later
Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Place of contact learning:
General prerequisites:
Bachelor's degree
Study suitable for:
Master's level students in engineering, business or for example in biology, geology and social sciences. Professionals already working in industry
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