Today, on 23rd of June 2021, the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) for a Co-Programmed Partnership under the framework of Horizon Europe. The ceremony was part of the European Research and Innovation Days.
The Horizon Europe Partnership will invest up to 3.8 billion EUR in research and innovation – the European Commission will invest up to EUR 530 million to actions within its scope, while the Partners other than the Union will invest up to EUR 3.3 billion for the period 2021 -2030.
The Partnership aims at leading and accelerating the transformation of waterborne transport – i.e. maritime transport and inland navigation – to eliminate all harmful environmental emissions (including greenhouse gas, air and water pollutants) through innovative technologies and operation.