Maersk Star Inventors

The Maersk Star Inventor programme recognises and celebrates outstanding examples of technical innovation at Maersk, with particular focus on inventions and patents.

Be a star player as Maersk reinvents the game

Technology is at the core of Maersk’s strategy to transform the way the world moves. By providing our customers with data-driven logistics solutions, we enable them to simplify their supply chains, seize new opportunities, and make informed and sustainable decisions.

This approach is only possible with a strong culture of innovation, and we work hard to attract and nurture the finest technical talent. Through the Maersk Star Inventors programme, we support and reward our employees’ efforts to cocreate and accelerate the logistics solutions of tomorrow.

A platform for personal growth and industry transformation

A Maersk Star Inventor badge unlocks new opportunities – for individual careers at Maersk, as well as for the future of our industry. Maersk’s Intellectual Property Department nominates contenders using a points-based system based on the different types of IP rights generated.

The programme also ensures that Star Inventors can play an ongoing role in driving innovation among our diverse and high performing teams. This means taking the lead to increase IP awareness, mentoring less experienced inventors, and collaborating as a technical expert on key projects.

Platform for personal growth and industry transformation

Meet Thomas Bangslund, Maersk Star Inventor 2022

Thomas Bangslund has been innovating at A.P. Moller – Maersk Group since 1996. As Group Head of Technical Innovation at Svitzer, Thomas oversees an extensive pipeline of technical and operational innovation projects and is deeply involved in Svitzer’s work with industry trends.

Thomas received the Maersk Star Inventor Award in recognition of his many innovative contributions, not least Svitzer’s TRAnsverse Tug. Able to generate higher steering forces than most tugboats in its class, the TRAnsverse Tug combines a unique staple design and the ability to push, pull and manoeuvre in all directions – all neatly wrapped in a nimble tugboat.

Thomas Bangslund, Group Head of Technical Innovation in Svitzer

Ready to help us reinvent global logistics?

The Maersk Star Inventor programme is just one of the initiatives we have established to support and strengthen our world-class team of technical talent. Candidates must reach a predefined IP score over three calendar years to be nominated.

Want to put your mark on the technology that moves the world? Join us at Maersk.

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