ShipTech Forum 2020

Innovation Challenge

  • Date: February 25, 2020
  • Venue: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Time: 11:00 Eastern Time
  • Speaker: Denis Morais, Co-CEO, SSI
  • Official Website:

A platform-of-platforms framework, combined with a connected and programmable digital twin, allows for vessel owners and operators to manage existing and future ships with a single, unified, digital-first approach. 

Merging the different worlds of digital and non-digital ships within a single strategy necessitates accepting and leveraging new digital information from future vessels, while simultaneously taking advantage of limited or non-existent data from existing ships. 

The information that does exist is currently housed across many organizations and platforms, but most importantly it is not linked together. As a result, significant manual effort is required to make it usable – increasing the time it takes to make decisions and reducing the quality of the ones that do get made.  

When combined with a collaborative visual and connected digital twin, this platform-of-platforms structure allows for information on any vessel from any source to become dynamically linked together, feed any department, and be re-used throughout the lifecycle. Bridging the gap between digital and non-digital ships in this way minimizes manual effort, fosters better decision making, and reduces overall lifetime vessel costs. 

Join Denis Morais as he presents on this concept to industry leaders at the ShipTech Forum in Ottawa this February.

InnovMarine Booth

Don’t forget to stop at the InnovMarine Booth, we will showcase SmartShape and ExpressMarine.


Visual Collaboration at the Speed of Business

SmartShape enables all stakeholders in the marine industry to visually collaborate throughout the entire lifecycle of a ship. Naval architects and marine engineers can easily and securely share design concepts with owners and classification societies.  Shipbuilders can push smart 3D models down to the manufacturing hall to enable transformational change of their build processes. Owners and operators can dramatically improve operational performance and reduce maintenance cost by providing workers with access to current, reliable as-built 3D models connected to enterprise applications such as asset management and PLM.


Rapid conceptual structural design is the hallmark of the ExpressMarine plug-in for Rhino. Using parametrics, ExpressMarine models decks, bulkheads, floors, frames, stiffeners, and cutouts very quickly, with automated updates as parameters change. The location of structure can be specified in various ways, including by linking to a 2D General Arrangement drawing. The result is an unprecedented modelling speed and an associative topology giving you such a high flexibility to adapt to design changes that it almost makes you welcome them.