Startup Europe Awards

I.M.E.Q is the greek winner for the eHealth category

Country: Greece

Category: eHealth

Project aim: IMEQ´s vision is to create a stable environment on board the vessels whilst communicate the issue and the implications of the human errors in the shipping industry. Our aspirations for the future is to create additional services for bettering the quality of life on board, while preventing accidents from happening.

What is the problem?

The maritime industry is facing a serious issue regarding the human element. According to studies, 75-96% of maritime accidents are attributed to human errors, while 75% of 8,85 billion dollars value of liability insurance claims come from human errors.


How did we started to help?

In order to reduce these numbers and assure safety in the sea, we focused on the mental health of seafarers by creating a pre-employment mental health assessment. In 2016 we started collecting data from maritime companies and we started designing a highly technologically advanced platform where seafarers would be assessed prior to boarding.


What did we have accomplished?

Today in 2018, we have managed to attract a large number of ship owning companies, insurance companies and recruitment agencies to implement our service in the industry.

Finally, it is of crucial importance to pass on our knowledge on the subject to the maritime companies and work together for a better tomorrow.

What this recognition mean to us?

StartUp Europe Awards is a great opportunity to initiate a social responsibility act as the people working on the vessels and gain international credibility as a company.