The Port of Valencia is the leader in the Mediterranean Sea in container transport, with more than 5.4 million TEUs moved in 2019. Almost half of these movements are imports and exports, resulting in 2.5 million TEUs entering and leaving the hinterland of the port on a yearly basis.
The port of Valencia heads the ranking of the Top 10 Smart Ports of the Spanish port system. This position reaffirms the commitment of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV) to "strengthen its leadership position as a reference and strategic hub of the Mediterranean in the management of goods and traffic, its commitment to sustainability and the environment, digitalisation and transparency".
One of the significant challenges facing ports is the fight against climate change. Valenciaport wants to be ahead of the European timetables in order to achieve energy self-sufficiency and to adopt measures for decarbonisation as soon as possible. In short, the mission of valenciaport is to favour the sustainable mobility of people and goods and to foster the competitiveness of the surrounding industry through a competitive offer in quality and price of infrastructures and services.
The ambition of the COREALIS Incubator scheme is to foster the development of port-city innovation clusters by organizing a Hackathon in the Port of Valencia.
The Valenciaport Hackathon will combine academic knowledge and talent from entrepreneurs/start-ups with the port-logistics community to enable sustainable development of intelligent ports. This digital event is an extraordinary opportunity for the innovation ecosystem and will inspire the port-logistics industry to convert their ideas to concrete solutions.
COREALIS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under grant agreement No. 768994. Content reflects only the authors’ view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains
In order to provide a valuable solution that will improve performance and sustainability in the Port of Valencia, select one of the following four unique challenge categories:
Waste Management Centre 4.0. for Circularity in Ports
Optimization of Road Transport Operations
Collection, management, traceability and valorisation of port waste where achieving km zero solutions, a positive impact on the port and the city, and balancing the environmental footprint is the ultimate goal.
What we are looking for: Evolved and advanced waste management systems, new energy models based on waste, innovative waste solutions as a service, creative and collaborative solutions to integrate port stakeholders waste schemes, etc.
Synchronization and optimization of road transport operations through greater use of available assets, visibility of operations and a reduction of inefficiencies.
What we are looking for: Solutions proposed must provide greater transparency and visibility that result in an optimized planning of port operations.
Transform Ocean Rates Processing
International Trade Facilitation for Port Operations
Transported containers require negotiation, in which expenses are invoiced via sophisticated quote management systems, each distinctly unique per shipping company.
What we are looking for: Provide technological solutions that create value by helping process the current massive amount of rate sheets and different formats into one single standard output for logistics operators and quotation management systems.
Trade facilitation can create new business opportunities, enable greater economic and social development and can lead to a reduction in poverty.
What we are looking for: Trade facilitation solutions that reduce costs and spark productivity, innovation and growth by addressing delays and unnecessary waiting times at borders.