Rolls-Royce announces investment in R&D for Ship Intelligence
Finnish Marine Industries' member Rolls-Royce has today announced the latest stage in its research and development plans to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality and reap the benefits of increasing digitalisation in the marine industry.
The company is looking to develop partnerships and opportunities with other organisations around the world to, create the capability, competencies and jobs to supply the technology and components required.
Today, the latest part of that programme has been confirmed with the announcement, in Finland, of a significant research grant by Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The funding will enable Rolls-Royce to invest further in a research and development centre in Turku, Finland. The company plans to carry out further development projects there focused on the future development of land-based control centres, and the use of artificial intelligence in future remote and autonomous shipping operations.