Do you have the potential to change the industry?

The annual PortXL acceleration program opens its doors for the sixth year in a row. Worldwide start-up and scale-up companies in the port industry, who are looking to accelerate their products or expand their business, are welcome to apply for the 2021 Rotterdam Acceleration Program.


Each year PortXL invites entrepreneurs for the acceleration program who have the potential to change the industry and make an impact on the port economy. After an extensive selection process 15 start-ups and scale-ups are welcomed to join the PortXL program.

These companies gain access to hands-on mentorship and PortXL’s global maritime network. The focus is on building their business model and starting valuable pilot opportunities with our corporate partners. To date, our 90 PortXL alumni have signed up more than 200+ paid pilot contracts with major partners such as the Port of Rotterdam, Vopak and Van Oord.

Apply now for the 2021 program

Applications are now open for the 2021 program. Do you have what it takes to challenge the this industry? The program takes place from 6 September to 2 December 2021. During the digital 2020 PortXL program, 22 companies joined.

Despite the industry having its operational challenges due to COVID-19, the outcome of that year was over 20 fruitful partnerships.

Apply now.

About PortXL

PortXL is the world’s first port accelerator and is unique in its kind, with a global network of leading companies and experts. The objective of PortXL is the acceleration of innovative technologies for the maritime, logistics, energy and chemical industry in port regions across the world.

In doing so, PortXL activates the largest possible ecosystem to stimulate entrepreneurship for all involved parties. The PortXL ecosystem consists of start-ups and scale-ups, investors and partners, and market leading companies such as Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, Mammoet, Vopak, Boskalis, Shell, Oceanco, Deltares, City of Rotterdam, Ampelmann, North Sea Port and InnovationQuarter.

This article is shared by courtesy of PortXL and Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe.

Photo source: Claire Droppert


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