Jeroen Pruyn is the Lector Maritime Innovations at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and an Associate Professor Maritime Operations and Management at Delft University of Technology. He has worked in academia since 2004 and has a long track record in ship production, operations and recycling research. His current research is focused on the concept of future proof (robust) designs of ships. Instead of designing a ship just to meet the contract requirements, we should invest a little more into the design of a ship. Robust design, is not an unbreakable design, but an adaptive design that can deal with the uncertainties of the future. This design can than be easily maintained, refitted and recycled. Opening up more readily adaptations to changes in requirements, like the energy transition or a circular economy, where almost all of the ships materials are reused in a sustainable way.