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Port Innovators Network (PIN):
A global network for ports of the future

The Port Innovators Network (PIN) is a global network of port innovation hubs and their communities. PIN was established to promote the adoption of innovation in the global port ecosystem. It connects Port Innovation Centres to share innovative ideas, project results, innovation experiences and best practices. PIN is the platform that promotes the growth of new technologies and solutions in port environments on a global scale.

The founding members, Opentop from the Port of Valencia, The PIER from the Port of Halifax in Canada and homePORT from the Port of Hamburg, believe that the challenges of our time can only be met by joining forces and working together on a global scale. News about PIN on the LinkedIn page

News about PIN on the LinkedIN page

By connecting port innovation hubs and their communities, including start-ups, companies, institutions and investors, PIN enables innovation and collaboration between all members. PIN provides deep tech testing grounds, workspaces and digital collaboration platforms that can be used as technology testbeds by members and partners of other nodes in the network.

Interested in the global port community? If you would like to join the network as a Hub Member or Associate Member, apply now! Learn from the best practices of other port innovation hubs and gain access to potential customers, partners and investors from other hub communities!

Become a PIN member: The global network of Port Innovation Centres and their communities is looking forward to your application.

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Our founding members

The PIER Halifax

PIER Halifax, an innovation centre for transportation, supply chain and logistics, was established by the Halifax Port Authority. It facilitates collaboration between key partners in the Port of Halifax to solve complex problems and develop sustainable solutions.

Valenciaport Innovation HUB

Opentop, the Valenciaport Innovation Hub, supports port logistics start-ups with tailored programmes and real-world testing opportunities. It promotes collaboration between start-ups, established companies and investors to increase the efficiency of port operations.

homePORT Hamburg

homePORT Hamburg is an innovation platform and technology enabler in the Port of Hamburg. The aim is to drive innovation and make the port more sustainable for the future. As a technology curator, it organises a variety of events to learn about, develop and test new technologies. In addition, extensive networking is offered through the Innovation Community.