Gelectric a Rising Star at Europort 2023

During the Europort exhibition 2023, set to take place in Rotterdam from 7th to 10th November, a selection of 21 maritime start-up companies from various countries will demonstrate their solutions. The MARPRO Group will once again host the Rising Stars Pavilion for the second time. Among the Rising Stars is Gelectric, a Dutch company. So, what is Gelectric all about, and which particular problem do they address? Learn more in this exclusive interview.


Gelectric, a company based in the Netherlands, is presently involved in providing digital IoT solutions for the maritime sector. Their primary objective is to establish Maritime 4.0. The company’s initial offering is a Predictive Maintenance system for electric engines. By the end of 2023, they aim to have their solution implemented on 20 different vessels, generating a monthly recurring revenue (MRR) of approximately €1000 per vessel. As a result, their total MRR is projected to reach €200,000.

The Gelectric team is comprised of CEO Efil Bengisu Saygi, a highly experienced maritime electrical engineer with over 10 years of expertise in the field, and CTO Riza Özdülger, an Industrial IoT engineer and software developer with more than a decade of experience.

This interview aims to provide insights into the advanced technology developed by Gelectric, as well as highlight the vision and expertise of their team.

What is the idea behind your start-up?

The idea behind our start-up is to revolutionize the maritime industry by leveraging advanced technologies and digitalization. We aim to transform traditional practices, enhance operational efficiency, and drive innovation across various aspects of the maritime sector. Through the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, we strive to optimize processes, improve safety, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact. Our overarching goal is to drive positive change and shape a more technologically advanced and sustainable future for the maritime industry.

Could you describe the core products or services your start-up offers to the maritime industry?

Our start-up specializes in conditional monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions for the maritime industry. We offer advanced technologies and expertise to continuously monitor equipment and collect real-time data. Through data analysis, machine learning algorithms, and predictive models, we enable proactive maintenance practices.

Our solutions provide early warnings, anomaly detection, and predictive insights, allowing operators to identify and address potential failures before they occur. By minimizing downtime, optimizing maintenance schedules, and improving asset performance, we help our clients achieve significant cost savings, enhance operational efficiency, and increase overall equipment reliability. Our focus on conditional monitoring and predictive maintenance ensures that maritime operators can effectively manage their assets, reduce maintenance costs, and improve the safety and reliability of their operations.

What is your start-up’s mission and vision in the maritime industry?

Our start-up’s mission is to drive positive change and innovation in the maritime industry. We aim to leverage advanced technologies and digitalization to enhance operational efficiency, improve safety, and foster sustainability. By offering cutting-edge solutions, we empower maritime operators to optimize their processes, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact.

Our vision is to lead the way in transforming the maritime industry. We envision a future where technology-driven innovations drive seamless processes, efficient resource management, and environmentally conscious practices. By shaking up traditional approaches and embracing new ideas, we strive to create a maritime sector that is adaptable, resilient, and future proof. Our goal is to contribute to the industry’s growth and success while making a positive difference in society.

What specific problem or pain point does your start-up address in the maritime industry?

Our start-up addresses the specific problem of inefficient maintenance practices and the resulting downtime in the maritime industry. Traditional maintenance approaches are often reactive, leading to costly repairs, unplanned downtime, and decreased operational efficiency. By leveraging advanced technologies such as predictive analytics, machine learning, and real-time monitoring, our solution enables proactive maintenance and early fault detection. This allows maritime operators to identify potential equipment failures before they occur, schedule maintenance more effectively, and minimize downtime.

Our goal is to help our clients optimize asset performance, reduce maintenance costs, and enhance overall operational efficiency, ultimately improving their competitiveness in the maritime industry.

How can your start-up contribute to a smarter maritime future?

Our start-up can contribute to a smarter maritime future by harnessing the power of advanced technologies and data-driven solutions. Through our predictive maintenance and condition monitoring systems, we enable maritime operators to transition from reactive to proactive maintenance practices. By leveraging real-time data, machine learning algorithms, and predictive analytics, we empower our clients to make informed decisions, optimize asset performance, and enhance operational efficiency. This leads to reduced downtime, improved safety, and optimized resource utilization.

Additionally, our solutions facilitate data-driven decision-making and provide valuable insights for continuous improvement. By driving digital transformation and promoting smarter, more efficient practices, we contribute to a maritime industry that is technologically advanced, sustainable, and future-ready.


    Visit Gelectric at the Rising Stars Pavilion (Hall 4 – 4314). Learn more about Gelectric here.

    Read more about the Rising Stars Pavilion here.

    Narjiss Ghajour

    Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Professionals
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