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Blended View – A Game-changer for Nighttime Navigation

Pontus Boström is a machine learning engineer at Groke Tech, who joined the company after working in academia for many years. A growing interest in data science guided him to Groke, where he now focuses on computer vision, but still indirectly harnesses many of the skills he acquired during his time as a researcher. This […]

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Establishment of Groke Japan – Aiming to be closer to our customers

At last, Groke is moving to establish a branch in Japan, Groke Japan. We asked Yasuhiro Matsushima, leader of Advanced Ship Development Team, Ship Department of Mitsubishi Corporation, who has been a partner of Groke since its founding and is in charge of marketing in Japan, about the role of Groke Japan and its goals. […]

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Press Release: Contract signed with Tsurumi Sunmarine, to be installed on all owned vessels

It has been decided that Groke Pro, the situational awareness system developed by Groke Technologies, will be installed on all company vessels owned by Tsurumi Sunmarine Co., Ltd. This is our first customer contract. With this installation, we expect to further ensure the safety of the voyage, as well as to reduce the burden on […]

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Groke Technologies Product Launch

Groke Technologies will be launching the first product officially on Thursday the19th of May. To celebrate this we are arranging a virtual online launch event. The journey from when we started the company in October 2019 has been an exciting one, we started with 4 founders and now we have 18 employees in Finland and […]

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Building our User Interface – A combination of solid research, hard work, and human-centered design

AQ is a design, research, and development company working with Groke Technologies to bring their Situational Awareness System to market. We spoke to AQ co-founder Eiko Nagase and User Experience (UX) Lead Emily Loeb about how they are working with Groke to create a user interface (UI) that provides maritime crews with all the information […]

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Reliable Hardware Creates Reliable Technology

Teemu Helenius is hardware development lead at Groke Technologies, so he is intimately familiar with the Situational Awareness System, a cutting-edge navigation assistance system that obtains real-time information on nearby vessels and obstacles, and provides it to crews to enhance their decision-making abilities. We talked to Helenius this month about some of the details surrounding […]

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Press Release: 3 major Japanese Tanker operators invest in Groke Technologies

Groke Technologies has raised funds from 3 major Japanese Tanker operators – Uyeno Transtech, Tsurumi Sunmarine and Asahi Tanker. It is a very rare case that Uyeno Transtech, Tsurumi Sunmarine, and Asahi Tanker, which are leading the coastal tanker industry, all decide to invest together. This shows the high level of attention within the coastal […]

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Press Release: Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing invests in Groke Technologies

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing (SMFL), one of the leading leasing companies in Japan, has invested into Groke Technologies. SMFL has been engaging in providing financing services to the maritime sector. Through the investment in Groke, they aim to lease Groke’s product to increase their presence domestic coastal shipping sector and in the fishing sector, […]

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Press Release: Groke Technologies joins R&D initiative led by K Line and JRC

The joint initiative aims at expediting the implementation of autonomous ships and related technologies. Groke Technologies will be responsible for the situation awareness solution in the initiative. As a part of an initiative to expedite implementation of autonomous ships, Groke Technologies is participating into R&D initiative led by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE” below), […]

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Meeting the changing needs of the industry – Interview with our piloting partner VG Shipping

Ville Koskinen started his maritime career as a deckhand, and climbed the ranks to serve in almost every position available on a ship. He eventually rose to the rank of Master Mariner, and now works as Managing Director at VG-Shipping, a Finnish shipping company working with Groke Industries to trial its Situational Awareness (SA) system. […]

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