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“ Finland is globally best known for its icebreakers and cruise ships. to many different industries,” Nissilä points the emerging smart maritime technology was seen to slow down the adoption of out. cluster in Finland is the lack of existing con- innovations and new solutions,” Nissilä tacts between the ICT sector and the mar- says, adding that a third challenge links itime sector. with the peculiarity of the maritime sec- THE MISSING LINK Nissilä was also responsible for compos- “Another challenge reported by the tor in terms of client needs, possibilities ing the recent study on Smart Maritime interviewed companies is the perceived to apply technological solutions and reg- which revealed that a key challenge for conservatism of the maritime sector, which ulations. seatec 2/2015 17