The competition was tough!
The Winner of the IntelligenceHunt6 project was a Student Team AQUAMARINE with Pavel Kan, Victoria Stroilova, Iaana Borodulina and Vladislav Zegerov from the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, with the case Harbour2100 by Sweco.
The Finals of the 6th IntelligenceHunt was held in conjunction with the NaviGate2020 Maritime Trade Fair in Turku Finland, January 22, 2020. The theme of the project competition was "Future of Knowledge and Know-How in Marine Industries".
This time we had ten international, cross-faculty student teams competing and ten case companies.
The Shipowners´ Foundation in Finland granted a Recognition Award of 2000 € to the team, which work was most impressive to them. Jussi Mälkiä, Chairman of the Foundation and a Jury Member of the competition, granted in person the Award to the Student Team MEGA MOVE CONSULTING, with an assignment by Meyer Turku Global Megatrends and Their Effects on Cruising and on the Technologies Used at Cruise Ships and the work was steered by Mr Kari Sillanpää, Head of R&D Meyer Turku. Chairman of the Board, Jussi Mälkiä, Shipowners’ Foundation in Finland: “The student team accomplished an excellent solution to the very current case assignment and at the Finals presented very well on stage.”
SeaFocus as an organiser of the whole company and student competition also wanted to grant a Recognition Award to the team, which work the management found the most professional throughout the project. The Recognition Award this time was an Invitation as Follower Participants to a high-level SeaFocus Annual Executive Meeting, which takes place April 22 in Helsinki, at the Hotel Kämp.
This Award was granted to the Student Team P.O.R.O. – Port of Raahe Organisation. P.O.R.O. was working on an assignment given by the Port of Raahe. The assignment was: Sustainable Ports Towards Future Challenges and the work was steered by Mr Kaarlo Heikkinen, the CEO of the Port of Raahe.
The winner team was HERMES, Chia Palkonen, Calvin Kho and Andre Holtkamp with case Wärtsilä, Vesa Marttinen and the first runner-up team B.E.S.T., Susanna Valenti, Jasmin Kaseva, Daniil Furman, Masha Tishkovskaya and Abubakar Hassan with case MacGregor.
The Finals was held June 7th 2019 in Oslo Norway, Nor-Shipping Trade Fair. The IntelligenceHunt concept made the stage shake and the boat rock with the theme "Blue Economy – Maritime Industry and Responsible Growth".
Altogether up to 40 students, 8 Case Company representatives, 8 cases and 10 inspiring speakers made a shipping show never seen before. The variety of company core businesses and future plans revealed, innovations and realistic “keep our feet a bit on the ground too” will show the audience and the Nor-Shipping visitors what our industry really can do, when we join the forces and remove the silos. A top-level jury of business professionals and maritime experts will give their final verdict and nominate the winner Company Case, the Case Companies and the student team.