Palma Boat Show develops new hub for marine startups

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The Palma Superyacht Village will host an Innovation Corner during the 2023 Palma International Boat Show, providing a space for startups to showcase new technologies.

Taking place in Mallorca from 27 April-1 May 2023, Palma International Boat Show (PIBS) is the inaugural event of the Mediterranean yachting season. This year’s edition of the Palma boat show will host more than 300 companies at Palma’s Moll Vell marina.

This year is the first time the event has hosted an Innovation Corner for the duration of the four-day event. The Innovation Corner is supported by global startup hub Yachting Ventures and aims to ‘promote a dialogue between startups and wider industry professionals, sparking a conversation around the future of yachting and what we can expect from technology in the years ahead’.

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Image courtesy of DZ Photography/Palma International Boat Show

Arne Ploch, Palma Superyacht Village managing director, says: “We are eager to meet the selected startups participating in the Innovation Corner and offer them the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the attendees of PIBS this year.”

Yachting Ventures is a global startup hub for the leisure marine and yachting industries, providing the network, education, and opportunities that founders need to scale and raise investment.

Commenting on the partnership, Gabbi Richardson, founder of Yachting Ventures says: “We’re delighted to offer startups the opportunity to showcase their solutions to the industry by participating in the inaugural Innovation Corner at PIBS. There’s always a real buzz at this show. It signifies the start of summer in the Mediterranean, and it is especially important because it inclusively spans all sizes of yachts and watercraft.”

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