Connect with the best maritime and innovation minds from the region and beyond at PortXL Shakedown.

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The maritime landscape is being reshaped with emerging start-up technologies that are disrupting traditional ways and challenging the status quo. 

As the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator, PortXL’s mission is to drive innovation in the port-connected industries through the acceleration of start-ups & scale-ups. 

Join PortXL at the 4th Edition of Shakedown in Rotterdam and feel the power of the Four Elements: Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Experience the Innovation Marketplace with 50+ pioneer companies behind the latest technologies & solutions impacting the Port Ecosystem and the World at large! 


1:30 – 2:00 PM: Walk-In with Energizing Barista Coffee

2:00 – 2:30 PM: Grandiose Event Kick-off with the Four Elements

2:45 – 5:30 PM: Guided tours past 50+ companies & 4 Partner Plenary Sessions

  • 2:45 – 3:15 PM: City of Rotterdam – Water innovation & Climate adaptation
  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM: Van Oord – Winding Wind: challenges for the Wind Industry, an opportunity for innovators
  • 4:15 – 4:45 PM: Port of Rotterdam – Fire
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Boskalis – Earth: Building with Mother Nature

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Networking Drinks

The Innovation Marketplace Members Present

Wind: Van Oord

Be blown away by the marine ingenuity formed in over 150 years by dredging giants Van Oord, a pioneer of offshore wind in recent times. 

Fire: Port of Rotterdam

The fire burning in the lighthouse is what sailors throughout the ages looked towards – a signal of hope, a beacon of safety. Today the Port of Rotterdam is a shining beacon of innovation and proudly claims the title of Smartest Port. Find out what they are doing to keep the flames of innovation burning red hot!

Earth: Boskalis

Don’t stay grounded! Shake up your comfort zone by discovering  new ingenious ways of corporate innovation together with maritime stalwart Boskalis. 

Water: City of Rotterdam

Water equals life! Drink healthy gulps from the fountain of wisdom metaphorically provided by the City of Rotterdam.

The PortXL 2019 Innovative Cohort presenting at Shakedown

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