Ulsteein received DNB’s Innovation Award 2012 of 1mill NOK in the National Final in Trondheim on March 12, 2013. Ulstein Bridge Vision is a concept for a modern ship bridge where safety in complex operations has been given major focus. Nearly 700 ideas were received for the contest.
Quoting the jury:
“The winner represents innovative thinking within an area that has a great need for modernization. The jury emphasized that the idea is knowledge driven and can help to reinforce the Norwegian sector development and help lift the entire industry.
The winner works structurally and long-term for innovations and has used a holistic approach to compound needs. The idea is based on an industry with a long history and can help Norway retain a global advantage.
The idea originates in a strong industrial environment with extensive experience in innovation and high-tech projects. Resources from other industries and with other backgrounds are drawn into the process to look at possible solutions with fresh eyes.
The solution will set a new standard in this industry, which is one of the most important industry in Norway. The idea will help to significantly improve the standard and raising HSE where both people and property are better protected. The idea originates in a coastal industry. The candidate has emphasized design and functionality in an innovative way.
The jury believes that the company can successfully implement the idea. The winner of DnB's Innovation Award 2012 is Ulstein Power and Control with the idea Ulstein Bridge Vision.”