The "Why"

The shipping industry is facing enormous challenges with environmental regulations and decarbonization drive (IMO 2050, BWTC, EEXI/CII) that require retrofitting the 80,000 existing ships that have a 20+ year lifecycle and no 3D digital ship design data (only 2D PDF drawings).

Decarbonization and efficient conversion of so many ships is impossible without the adoption of new technologies that can radically improve ship design. This is compounded by the need for remote support/operations software that can replace the current process of experts traveling to ships.

At ShipReality, we revolutionize the way ship retrofit designs, green energy conversions, and remote ship operations are conceived, leapfrogging existing technologies and processes, with an end-to-end ShipXR platform covering 3D model-based collaborative designs, real-time sharing, XR visualization for design reviews, and installation monitoring and MR enabled remote operations resulting in substantial time and cost reduction as well as environmental benefits for all industry stakeholders

Our end-to-end 3D ShipXR platform integrates our software with a set of cutting-edge proprietary XR spatial applications creating the building blocks for a range of lifecycle applications, addressing the needs of shipowners, ship designers, shipyards, engineering firms, classification societies and equipment manufacturers, and applicable to other industries

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, CAD software development, gaming graphics, and extensive US business experience, needed to successfully develop state-of-the-art technology solutions for the shipping industry. Our team also includes 3 of the top National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) graduates with MSc degrees from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (sNAME).

Our Software

ShipXR: The end-to-end 3D platform built for VR/AR/MR that links everything in the metaverse for a ship’s cutting-edge lifecycle applications.

ShipMR-Design: Automation & optimization software for new and retrofit ship designs, converting 2D designs into optimal ones directly in 3D space. A unique breakthrough, that is 10X faster than anything in the market and yields optimized designs.

ShipMR-Remote: Spatial intelligence software, anchoring data to ship spaces and machinery, thus enabling contextualized data visualization, for automating crew operations such as inspections, remote surveys, maintenance, and expert assistance.

ShipVR: Design review - training software, using untethered VR headsets for multi-user design reviews, interactive walkthroughs, measurements, collaboration, and training from anywhere.

Ship-EEXI/CII: IMO Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and CII (Carbon Intensity) automated calculation and reporting software with enhanced SEEMP planning and implementation modules.

ShipMR-DT: Immersive Digital Twins with Holographic Visualization (software & SDK) in mobile HMD’s (MR, hololens2 & VR, Oculus Quest2. The virtual ultra-large DT models combine 3D CAD and reality capture point clouds with billions of points.


Sustainable Development Goals

Air Emissions - GHG, CO2, SOx, NOx, Particulate reduction (SDG 3.9, 14.1)

Ocean health - BWTS & Green energy conversions (SDGs 14.1, 14.3, 17.6)

Tech Innovation - 3D/XR Retrofit Design, Visualization & Remote ops (SDGs 8.2, 9.4)


Investors, Ocean Tech Accelerators

Selected and funded by Katapult Ocean the first impact-driven accelerator for the Ocean Tech start-ups, as one of 11 companies in the first batch in 2019 in Oslo, Norway.




 creative destruction lab logoShipReality Inc. has graduated from the 2019/2020 at CDL-Atlantic Ocean Stream.





Technology acceleration program / partnerships

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airbus ddms Airbus DDMS International Startup Call Finalist  






 deep tech tommorowAt the Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Summit. 

Speaking Engagements 

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Speaker at the Green Energy Technologies panel in the "Maritime transport" session of the ChangeNOW Summit on January 2020 at Grand Palais in Paris.

Link to video here.

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