Message from the President
Innovations, we believe that a new generation of entrepreneurs can and will play a critical role in changing society. The key is what will inspire this new class of doers to move forward.
Blue Innovations is focused solely on breakthroughs that will serve the common good. The MS Porrima, the experimental vessel, is a highly effective tool that we leverage through decades of advocacy and entrepreneurship. The shape and look of this 36-meter catamaran, which embraces many innovations as if it were a community – and has already circumnavigated the globe three times – has a unique appeal.
The MS Porrima is the first of its kind in the world.
This experimental ship embodies many of our favorite technologies. However, this ship is more than a demonstration of renewable energy ranging from solar (540 square meters) to artificial intelligence kite (capturing permanent wind up to 800 meters) to hydrogen made from sea water. It is a change maker. These technologies are designed and continuously improved by a network of scientists who have been collaborating since 1994 under the zero emissions philosophy and pragmatic approach to project implementation known as the blue economy.
A vision of the future
The Blue Odyssey
The ambition of Porrima’s Blue Odyssey is to accelerate entrepreneurship for the common good. From energy transition through artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, to a portfolio of pragmatic solutions that impact a wide variety of industries, from fisheries to plastics, we are also empowering entrepreneurs to correct the mistakes of the past, such as cleaning up the oceans with nano-plastics.
Porrima is a one-of-a-kind “living laboratory” showcasing the advances that will allow us to travel 250,000 kilometers (6 times around the world) using only renewable energy (solar or wind), hydrogen, and biofuels.
Porrima is embarking on a journey starting in October 2021 from Osaka that will leave traces of its passage everywhere. We will report on what happened during our stay and after we leave.
Blue Innovations (Switzerland) S.A. is proud that Porrima’s Blue Odyssey has the right to fly the Swiss flag and is supported by the Canton of Vaud and the Swiss Confederation.
Infinity links the past to the future. The present is only a point, only a tiny moment in life. We must give ourselves more space to create the future in the present. The octogenarian artist and philosopher M. Pistoletto creates a great space. All the initiatives we have taken are summarized in 100 symbols that represent the future, and create the contours of the MS Porrima logo: The infinity symbol links the past to the future. Voici le Troisième Paradis imaginé par le Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Inspired by nature
How three antique toys (a jojo, a kite and a clock) transform wind energy into a base load
Curtains of algae
How algae capture CO2, create a safe haven for juvenile fish and absorb microplastics to produce gas and fertilizer.
Internet by light
This technology allows nothing more or less than to talk to each other in the water …
3D vision systems
How the first 3D vision systems developed by Shawn Frayne’s team at Looking Glass Factory rely on how our eyes work and how photons are activated in front of the screen. Porrima will be the first platform for producing 3D underwater images.