On 6th April 2022, a meeting was held to discuss the prospects for cooperative dissemination of initiatives as well as the new projects that were presented. The following projects, funded by HORIZON 2022 program, were discussed:
The PLATINA3 consortium intends to increase the effect of transportation research and innovation by increasing stakeholder participation. As a result, the project is divided into four pieces, each of which covers a priority problem for the development of IWT.
ENTRANCE has created an online ENTRANCE EU Matchmaking Platform and offers extra offline support services to help special sustainable transportation products and services get access to markets and significantly increase at a European level, as well as de-risk major purchases.
Boostlog is now establishing an innovation marketplace to assist startups. BOOSTLOG intends to assist in taking the ideas to the next level when the project is completed, as this is the innovation marketplace’s goal.
IW-NET will implement a multimodal optimisation process across the EU Transport System, boosting IWT’s modal share and helping the European Commission’s goal of halving transportation GHG emissions by two-thirds by 2050.
The goal of this project is to make the development and adoption of autonomous ships easier. The consortium provides design methods and measures the impact of design decisions.
The AEGIS consortium will develop Europe’s next-generation maritime logistics system, which will include more autonomous ships and automated cargo handling. The AEGIS system relies heavily on standardized cargo modules and digital connection.
o Current Direct
Current Direct is a new Horizon 2020-funded research and innovation project that will deploy swappable containerized batteries connected to an Energy as a Service Platform to transform how we move goods and people by water.
ST4W presents a management solution for inland waterway shipments, allowing small stakeholders to share a hierarchical track & trace service of cargo at the logistics unit level, and offering them with an easier and cheaper access to secure data.
IWT is a fundamental key to releasing congestion in seaports, terminals, road networks, and urban access, as well as a crucial element in lowering CO2 emissions in transportation
The presenters gave a short introduction about their projects, discussing what they do and the goal they want to achieve.
Furthermore, the other projects were discussed:
By examining the growth in the marine sectors across the Atlantic Arc, this project builds on the EU Interreg IV Marnet project.
The current project also looks into the environmental pressures and impacts of the growing sectors, as well as possible pathways to long-term blue growth.
Its goal is to generate a highly skilled workforce for the IWT industry, as well as the building blocks for autonomous boats.
On a sector level, this initiative focuses on the establishment of an innovation-oriented communication strategy. The goal is to create a long-term communication strategy for waterborne RD&I that may be continued after the project is completed.
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