The Sailing Living Lab is a unique and innovative project, open to collaborations with companies and individuals interested in testing new technologies offshore.The marine environment is a distinctive test bench for technology products as it implies peculiar conditions such as high humidity and salinity, bad weather, etc.
Furthermore, the round-the-world journey is the perfect chance to spread the knowledge about the innovations Acrobat carries onboard and the partners she represents.
What makes the Sailing Living Lab a unique project is the concurrence of multiple factors: entrepreneurship, through the adventure of circumnavigating the globe; innovation, through the technological experiments; and the social factor through the will to generate and transfer knowledge and experience all along the stopovers of the trip.
There is room in Acrobat ́s hold for more projects to bring new topics into a classical adventure for the human being: that of scientific discovery through a voyage around the world.
Sailing Living Lab offers to its Technological Partners the possibility to test their developments on board the Acrobat sailing vessel, carrying out the specified tests to the embarked prototypes. We will give feed-back: results of the tests, problems detected, and will propose improvement solutions. Talks and conferences are given in every stopover of the trips, and the project is well covered by media: press, radio, TV… Thus Sailing Living Lab Sailing Living Lab helps to the dissemination and promotion of technologies that are being tested on board. Commercial activities are performed, to help with the commercialization of the developments, to reach the market. It is not the purpose of the project to sell products to end customers, but it is to help by finding distributors-installers, receiving the project sales commissions in case of success.
Sailing Living Lab offers its collaborators help in their activities. It does in very different ways, as we will see in the examples of the collaborations that have been established to date, and which are shown in pages linked to its logos. Talks and conferences are given in every stopover of the trips, and the project is well covered by media: press, radio, TV… Thus Sailing Living Lab Sailing Living Lab helps to the dissemination and promotion of the Collaborators and their activities. We also encourage the creation of synergies between: Collaborators, Technological Partners and Sponsors of the project.