3D Maritim - Supporting Technology Transfer for 3D Graphics
Innovation is a constant challenge for the companies acting in a global maritime market. Especially IT has proven to play an important role as an innovation driver by streamlining business processes and increasing productivity in nearly all industry sectors. However, selecting and adapting the most promising IT innovations is per se a challenge. For this reason it is a proven concept to build networks or clusters of stakeholders from different disciplines in a given region and for a given topic. By establishing a constant level of technology transfer and collaboration, the companies can reduce their risk and effort and increase their ability for innovation. The forum 3D maritime forms such a network that is located in Northern Germany and dedicated to novel applications of 3D technology in the maritime sector. The paper introduces the role of 3D graphics, presents 3D maritime at a glance and gives an overview over selected results of the forum.