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Developing Smart Technologies for Productivity Improvement of European Small and Medium Sized Shipyards

Objective

The SMARTYards project aims to improve the productivity of European small and medium sized shipyards and related subcontractors working with them by at least 20%. This will be achieved by improving knowledge and technological skills, needed to survive in a tough global competition and to provide innovative products. This is particularly important as the technology gap between larger and smaller European yards has increased significantly over the last decades.
In the technical part, the project will develop, test and validate smart technology solutions, comprising the optimum between design, equipment and work organization. All solutions shall address the specific needs and challenges of the target group, which have been clearly identified in the proposal. Seven key Technology Areas and related innovative ideas have been identified, which represent critical processes from design through production to repair and conversion. These solutions will be adapted and documented in a Technology Catalogue. The most promising solutions will be selected to build, test and validate at least six physical mock-ups, which will be demonstrated to the European maritime community, represented by a User Group. Technical developments will be accompanied by the elaboration of innovative business models, productivity and environmental assessment, the development of training schemes and a sustainable innovation network in close cooperation with European associations.
The project comprises 17 partners from 9 European countries with SME shipyards and technology providers in a leading role.
While improving the technology level of small and medium sized companies, the project will contribute to the overall competitiveness of the EU maritime sector, sustaining the wide network of large and smaller companies. Innovative ideas and business models will strengthen the role of SMEs and create new employment opportunities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 673 406,96
Administrative Contact
Michael Hübler (Mr.)

Participants (19)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 136 005,97
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Pérez (Ms.)
STICHTING NETHERLANDS MARITIME TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 221 839,81
Address
Boompjes 40
3011 XB Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Goldan (Mr.)
CONOSHIP INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 122,90
Address
Leonard Springerlaan 9
9727 KB Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guus Van Der Bles (Mr.)
DN & T SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 676,69
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardenais 4
4031 Liege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Hage (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 885
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
INROTECH APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 167 422,71
Address
Kratholmvej 36
5260 Odense S
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Flemming Jørgensen (Mr.)
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 181 404,11
Address
Batteriestrasse 52
24939 Flensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Gosch (Mr.)
MEUSE ET SAMBRE SA

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Rue De Namur 16
5000 Beez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Van Frachen (Mr.)
NAVROM SHIPYARD SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 143 871,88
Address
Strada Portului 54
800211 Galati
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anamaria Vlad (Mrs.)
NUMERIEK CENTRUM GRONINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 293,05
Address
Osloweg 110
9723BX Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Onne Bakker (Mr.)
Safinah Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 303,33
Address
Bridge Street 21A
NE61 1NT Morpeth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lynda Speed (Dr.)
SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 491,20
Address
Bramfelder Str. 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Wächter (Mr.)
SANTIERUL NAVAL ORSOVA SA

Participation ended

Romania
Address
Strada Tufari 4
225200 Orsova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mircea Sperdea (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 038,71
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cordula Elm (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 32 747,99
Address
Strada Domneasca Nr. 47
800008 Galati
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ionel Chirica (Prof.)
ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 32 867,97
Address
Flaciusova 1
52100 Pula
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anto Tusun (Mr.)
SCHEEPSWERF PETERS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Haatlandhaven 1
8263 AS Kampen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emiel Mocking (Mr.)
FRANCISCO CARDAMA, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 732
Address
Avda. Beiramar 12
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Borja Cardama (Mr.)
BLATRADEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 685,72
Address
Kompositvagen 3
943 33 Ojebyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lundmark (Dr.)