Ship Technology Days

Ulsteinvik Norway February 27-29, 2024.

Welcome Ship Technology Days in Ulsteinvik!

This year’s event takes place on February 27-29, 2024 in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

This year’s conference will focus on Maritime Digitalization and showcase new concepts, tools and methods that emerge through digitalization in the maritime industry.

With us on stage, we have both new and established industry partners and research institutions working on the forefront in maritime automatization and autonomy.

Ulsteinvik and its surrounding areas represent an impressive amount of maritime- and ship building competence, with a strong focus on sustainable shipping, next-gen propulsion, and use of lightweight materials in ship design.

Ulstein Business Association and GCE Blue Maritime Cluster are organizing this years’ event.

Autonomous vessels



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Explore our program


17:00 - 20:00

Blue Maritime Hang Out

Place: Skaparhuset

We enjoy som good tapas, beer and good talks about the maritime industry in the area.

A century ago, the maritime industry in our region revolutionized both the fisheries and sealing sectors by introducing motorized vessels. Today, digitalization taking place in the same region is kickstarting a new maritime era!
Johannes Alme is an expert on the local sealing- and fishery history. He will show us the link between the past and the future – and explain why this region continues to be the seat of transformation and development.

Adress: Skaparhuset, Sjøgata 3o 6065 Ulsteinvik

You can join the hangout without tickets to Ship Technology Days. Sign up here.


09:15 - 16:45

Conference Day

Place: Quality Hotel Ulstein

Maritime Digitalization and the opportunities that comes with it.

09:15-10:00 Registration and coffee at Quality Hotel Ulstein
10:00- 10:10 Welcome by GCE Blue Maritime Cluster and Ulstein Næringsforum
10:10-10:35 DNV, Sondre Øie (Principal Engineer Digital Ship Systems) | Title: Autonomy today and tomorrow – from a Class perspective

Industrial Projects – From Automatic to Autonomous
10:35-11:00 Kongsberg Maritime, Svein Kleven (Senior VP – Integration and Energy) | Title: Reach Remote and the Journey Towards Unmanned Operations.
11:00-11:25 Zeabuz, Øyvind Smogeli (CTO and Co-Funder)
11:25-11:50  Ocean Infinity, Morten Skogvold (Lead Marine Autonomy Technologist) | Title: The Armada Fleet – Transforming Operations at Sea
11:50-12:50 Lunch

Going Autonomous – Research and Development
12:50-13:10 NTNU, Frøy Birte Bjørneset (Human Factor Specialist Researcher) | Title: Menneskets rolle i maritim digitalisering
13:10-13:30 Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune, Marte Berild Hjelle (Project Leader) | Title: Final Summary of the «Smarter Transport Project»
13:30-13:45  Møre Ocean Lab, (Professor at NTNU, Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering) | Title: Going autonomous in Møre Ocean Lab

13:45-14:00 Pause

Going Autonomous – The challenges ahead?
14:00-14:25 Norwegian Maritime Authorities, Nils Haktor Bua (Head of section – New Maritime Technologies) | Title: “Regulating for new Technology”
14:25-14:50 Hav Group, Gunnar Larsen (CEO) / Ole Rørhus (VP Technology) / Siv R. Hjørungnes (R&D Manager) | Title: Et hav av digitale muligheter
14:50-15:20 Panel discussion, Gunnar Larsen (Hav Group), Dag Hole (Statens Vegvesen), Nils Haktor Bua (Norwegian Maritime authorities), Øyvind Smogeli (Zeabuz), and Sondre Øie (DNV)Chaired by: Siv Remøy-Vangen (CEO Norwegian Electric Systems)

15:20-15:40 Pause

Digitalization Use Cases onboard and in production
15:40-16:05 Kongsberg Maritime, Mette Lokna Nedreberg (Manager Material Technology P&H) | Title: New Possibilities With Additive Manufacturing of Components to Maritime Products and Components
16:05-16:25 Dipai, Andre Listou Ellefsen (CEO and Co-Founder) / Øystein Nordli (CFO and Co-Funder) | Title: Analyzing Historical Vessel Sensor Data to Enhance Operations and Maintenance
16:25-16:45 Effee Induction, Aleksander Rise Gallala (Business Development Executive) | Title: Optimizing Uptime and Safety through Robotized Welding

16:45-18:30 Pause

18:30-21:30 Dinner Quality Hotel Ulstein


08:00 - 15:30

Industry Tour

08:00-10:00  Breakfast
ENTEC Evotec
Island Offshore
Ulstein verft / Blue Ctrl

Ulstein Næringsforum and GCE Blue Maritime Cluster


Welcome to Ulsteinvik!

Beautiful Ulsteinvik is a pittoresque small town situated on the scenic western coast of Norway. To Norwegians, the region is known as “Sunnmøre” and home of the fjords, alpine mountains, and beaches famous for their surf.

Known for its long and strong ship building traditions, Ulsteinvik is the home of two shipyards, Ulstein and Green Yard Kleven, and Kongsberg Maritime’s main location for advanced propulsion systems. In addition, some of the world’s most innovative ship design- and technology takes place at Ulstein Design & Solutions.

In the area surrounding Ulsteinvik you’ll find several shipyards, shipping companies, a diverse constellation of maritime subcontractors and strong maritime technology-research at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The global shift to renewable energies has sparked the region’s maritime sector’s ambitious goal of leading the way within the green shift. The strong focus on hydrogen and energy, autonomous ships, light weight composites, naval architecture and ship design makes a visit to Sunnmøre and Ulsteinvik a must!

The main conference day (Wednesday 28th) takes place in the beautiful hotel Quality Hotel Ulstein, located just down by the sea in Ulsteinvik.

What is Ship Technology Days?

Ship Technology Days is a three-day meeting for the international maritime technological network taking place in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The meeting consists of several presentations and workshops, and is modeled together with scientists, researchers and the ship tech industry. In addition, it will facilitate both formal and informal meeting places to exchange thoughts and ideas on creative and technological processes.

Ship Technology Days will engage Norwegian and international ship engineers, ship designers/naval architects and technology developers to exchange knowledge as well as cooperate and innovate with different maritime research communities and clusters.

Ship Technology Days is an initiative by Ulstein Business Association and GCE Blue Maritime Cluster.

By creating a yearly maritime happening that addresses advanced technological development and research, we can promote the highly competent maritime cluster in our region and help connect it better internationally.

Main partner
We are so happy to have Kongsberg onboard as Ship Technology Days’ main partner! Kongsberg is leading the way, both internationally and locally, in developing future-focused solutions for the maritime industry.

Get in touch ↓
Anna Klara Måseide
Dagleg leiar

Ship Technology Days Partners