AnchorGuardian Wins the 14 th Innovation World Cup® in the Mobility category


Recently announced, AnchorGuardian is already so successful. SAIM Marine, partner of Swiss Ocean Tech and sole agent on the Italian market, is proud to announce AnchorGuardian was awarded with the 14 th World Innovation Cup®, the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations.

The award ceremony took place during the latest Hannover Messe, the world’s leading exhibition in industrial transformation, last April.

The jury of the 14th Innovation World Cup® included senior representatives of STMicroelectronics, Siemens, WürthElektronik, EBVElektronik, HTGF, CSEM and VDMA. By awarding the top 18 Techpreneurs – three out of each category – they based their decision on the level of innovation, marketability, usability and sustainability.

Innovative and sustainable solution

It is a great honour to be the winner of such a prestigious award among more than 400 submissions from 65 countries – commented Thomas Frizlen, Swiss Ocean Tech’s Founder.  “Our efforts are focused on safe anchoring. The award confirms that our solution is ground-breaking and that it can contribute to reduce impact on environment”.

We are so proud of our partnership of Swiss Ocean Tech. AnchorGuardian was selected among a wide range of innovative solutions presented by visionary start-ups. The award confirms the potential of its development. Moreover, it is a further step in the ambitious journey we started together last year and in our strategy towards sustainability.Marco Donà, SAIM Ceo


AnchorGuardian offers a new dimension of safety at sea by minimising the risk of anchor drag, providing predictions and triggering immediate alarms with sub-meter accuracy.

The solution monitors the movement and position of a ship’s anchor delivering intelligent data to support the crew while laying and lifting the anchor. The patented technology operates independent of GPS and any movement of the ship. The partnership between SAIM and Swiss Ocean Tech involves an investment to further developing the AnchorGuardian technology as well as assigning SAIM sole rights for distribution on the Italian market.