Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd., a renowned shipbuilding company with a rich history spanning almost 140 years, has exciting plans in the pipeline. To infuse the ship design and construction industry with cutting-edge technology, GRSE aims to collaborate with start-ups specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and renewable energy. This move marks a significant step towards innovation and sustainability in the maritime sector.
GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme 2023 (GAINS)
GRSE recently unveiled its ambitious initiative, the GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme 2023 (GAINS). This scheme aims to foster collaboration between GRSE and start-ups, encouraging the development of groundbreaking solutions to tackle present and future challenges in ship design and construction. The GAINS program will operate in two stages: soliciting ideas from participants and nurturing the most promising concepts.
Focus Areas: AI, Renewables, and Energy Efficiency
GRSE has identified three key areas as the focus of GAINS 2023: artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. By leveraging AI technology, GRSE aims to enhance ship design and construction processes, leading to more efficient and sustainable vessels.
The integration of renewable energy sources will further reduce environmental impacts and promote greener maritime practices. Additionally, GAINS 2023 aims to improve energy efficiency across all aspects of shipbuilding, contributing to a more sustainable future for the industry.
The Launch Event
The GAINS 2023 was a virtual event attended by industry leaders like G Surya Prakash and Rajeev Chandrashekar, Electronic and IT Ministers,
Chandrashekhar shed light on how it is to maintain a relationship with the startup and analytical minds of this country to design the ship and build the overall industry.
He praised GRSE for actively supporting and partnering with young Indians and start-ups, highlighting their crucial role in shaping India’s technological landscape.
The Significance of Open Innovation
GRSE recognizes the value of open innovation, a collaborative approach that involves seeking ideas and solutions from external sources. By embracing open innovation, GRSE aims to tap into the diverse and vibrant Indian start-up ecosystem, harnessing its inherent strengths and capabilities. This pioneering initiative by a public sector undertaking (PSU) demonstrates GRSE’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and utilizing the potential of start-ups to revolutionize the shipbuilding industry.
GRSE’s collaboration with start-ups through GAINS 2023 represents a win-win partnership. By incorporating AI and renewable energy in ship design and construction, GRSE aims to shape the future of the maritime industry. This initiative not only propels GRSE towards technological advancements but also establishes PSUs as enablers and partners for young Indians and start-ups across the country.
The successful delivery of complex platforms by shipyards like GRSE serves as a testament to India’s engineering prowess and expertise in microelectronics, systems, and sensors. Moreover, this will add extensive growth to India’s overall growth story to compete with developed nations in this world.
The launch of the GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme 2023 marks an exciting chapter in the ship design and construction industry. GRSE’s collaboration with start-ups specializing in AI and renewable energy is set to revolutionize the sector. Through GAINS 2023, GRSE aims to foster innovation, leverage the potential of open collaboration, and address the pressing challenges of the industry. By embracing the power of AI and renewable energy, GRSE is poised to create more efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced ships.