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Strengthening transnational cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer in development of electric vessels and fostering innovations in SMES.

ZEVinnovation is a transnational cooperation platform that supports development of innovative zero-emission vessels and related technologies.

ZEVinnovation is a transnational partnership project funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The project is supported by multi-disciplinary partners from across the EEA committed to bringing together best enterprises with a significant potential for innovation and development.

Our Mission

The global maritime industry’s market has undergone disruptive changes over the past ten years which especially impacted European shipbuilding industry. The shipbuilding crisis requires the design of innovative solutions and development of new technologies. Furthermore, in recognition of the need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, there is an urgent need to accelerate the development and implementation of innovative zero-emission technologies.

Environmental protection standards, regulations and strategies are one of the main factors that direct development of this traditionally important industry for the European economy.

Our mission is to bring together members, interested in zero-emission vessels and related technologies, and provide lasting and tailor-made solutions to increase innovation ability across EEA.

ZEVinnovation facilitates supporting innovators, SMEs, ROs, clusters and other organisations and help them with taking successful and efficient steps into managing innovation processes.

Our Objectives

The aim of the ZEVinnovation project is to establish a sustainable and efficient network for the development of innovative zero-emission vessels and related technologies that will bring together relevant and active stakeholders.

Our main goal is that besides the funding through sponsorship, membership fees, EU funds and other grants, the ZEVinnovation HUB will be involved in networking, marketing, innovation, development and technology transfer.

The ambition of the ZEVinnovation is to contribute to the strengthening of the transnational eco-system through the implementation of pilot programs focusing on the collaborative development and market uptake of zero-emission vessels and related technologies while connecting the capacities of the EEA countries that have a strong maritime tradition and current pioneering initiatives.

The Project Timeline 

Project No. 2018-1-1185 will run between July 2020 and January 2024.

Extensive dissemination through a series of transnational events are planned. ZEVinnovation will associate professional stakeholders and provide them with networking opportunities, professional development and range of resources related to the zero-emission vessels and related technologies.

Furthermore, ZEVinnovation will focus over the next four years on broader community awareness of the importance of environmental protection standards, regulations and strategies, while supporting innovation and development of sustainable zero-emission technologies.

For more information on the ZEVinnovation project

Visit the ZEVInnovation Project site.

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Workshop in Ålesund

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