By Ryan Skinner (email)
This is the second instalment of the Marine Tech & Innovation Chat (the first was with Joachim Bakke of BW Future). This time we go after the entrepreneur side of the innovation picture - someone developing and selling a specific idea.
Geir Erik Samnøy's got one of the industry's most interesting technical pedigrees, with experience from DNV, RCCL and Ulstein. And just last year he started off on his own to develop a unique technology that takes a holistic approach to reducing ship emissions and driving energy efficiencies.
While the specifics of Samnøy's and PresentWater's innovation are still under wraps, he shared with me some interesting takes on innovation in the industry, what's worth exploring, what's not and the state of the game for marine innovators.
Before moving on to the chat itself, note that the next chat is already lined up, this time with Øyvind Endresen - one of the most innovative minds at Høvik. Anyone with questions about DNV and innovation, send them to me and I'll pass them on to Endresen.
Are you a leader in marine innovation, a developer, technologist, manager or investor, and you've got some strong opinions on developments in the field? Let me know; I'd love to chat with you.
With that, here's the marine tech & innovation chat with Geir Erik Samnøy: