The "Why"

After 70 years of powering ships with the same, highly-polluting fuel, a series of global and regional environmental regulations have been planned (IMO 2020, BWTC, IMO 2050, etc.) requiring retrofits for the majority of the world's 90,000 ships. This is an impossible task with current design technologies and processes. Realizing that eventual delays will cause harm to the environment and billions of forgone revenue for shipowners, and considering how an emerging technology (Virtual and Mixed Reality) can be utilized to radically change ship design, we formed ShipReality Inc. in 2018, to provide such solutions.

Our Story

Our founders are three professors at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (sNAME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a Princeton University engineering classmate with 25 years of Wall Street experience. We uniquely combine marine engineering, geometrical modeling, VR/AR/MR ship design and extensive US business experience, needed to successfully develop state-of-the-art technology solutions for the shipping industry.

Our Software Products

ShipVR: Immersive inspection - visualization software with a single preconfigured untethered VR headset, easy remote navigation inside 50 ships for virtual inspection of 3D retrofit designs of ship modifications (BWTS, EGCS, energy conversions, etc.), prior to order/installation.

ShipAR: Spatial intelligence - data visualization software, linking data to physical space and machinery, enabling anchoring of location-specific data in AR/MR (and mobile), for remote surveys and remote expert assistance.

ShipMR: Immersive design automation software that enables designing directly in space, converting 2D designs into 3D optimal ones. A unique breakthrough, that is 10X faster than anything in the market and yields optimized designs.

Sustainable Development Goals

We develop state-of-the-art design automation software using new exciting technologies (VR/AR/MR) for increased efficiency and acceleration of the green energy transition for the global shipping industry.


Our software speeds up and improves the process of ship design and not least design of modifications (e.g. how to fit a ballast water treatment system on an existing ship) to reduce pollution and protect our oceans and marine environments.

Technology Partners

ShipReality received startup grants and has been working with the best tech companies in the US.

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Funded by Katapult Ocean as one of 11 Ocean Tech start-ups participating in the first batch in Oslo from January 14th to April 8th 2019