Startup Profile


Turku, Finland

Leading the transition to sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics.

The Problem:

Currently 40% of ships are waiting at ports, 40% of ships routinely sail empty and there is a 40% emissions reduction target set by IMO. Ports only know their operational status 24 hours in advanced, with time routinely spent inefficiently operating on weekends and in evenings which is expensive and unnecessary if they were able to have better foresight and planning.

The Solution:

APIs for the digitization of ships, ports, and supply chains with the goal of port-to-port transport and communication being more efficient. Their AI solution can forecast logistics activities and plan post schedules weeks in advance.

The Differentiator:

AI/ML-driven marine SaaS deployed in few weeks. Growing smart port ecosystem with network effects. Platform for sea-port-land Multimodal communication with automated events. Industry leading predictions & optimisations. AI assisted berth planning. Port yard situational awareness. Automated rta/rtd. Marketplace for smart port services. Enabling smart and autonomous vessels.

Biggest Achievement:

1. Port of Rotterdam chose Awake.AI as their digital twin development partner 2. Fintraffic tender won over international bidders as Awake solution is technically and commercially superior 3. Port of Gothenburg chose Awake.AI to develop their berth planning solution

Programme themes:

Reducing Carbon Emissions

Team members:

Karno Tenovuo

Co-founder & CEO

Simo Salminen

VP Product

Kimmo Kummala

VP Engineering

Jussi Poikonen

VP AI & Analytics

Justina Li

Marketing Director