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Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters

Objective

While the shipbuilding market has been advantaging Asian lower-cost manufacturing in the last decades, AUTOSHIP will build around two EU industrial market and leading technology providers, such as Rolls Royce and Kongsberg, to create a stronger European cluster able to thrust a market worth Billions of Euros in the next decade, bringing new high-skilled jobs and a safer and greener transport in Europe.
AUTOSHIP will build and operate 2 R&A vessels and their needed shore control and operation infrastructure, reaching and going over TRL7. Testing will take place during two pilot demonstration campaigns addressing goods mobility from the Baltic Corridor to a major EU seaport and hinterland, which are most relevant areas with growing waterborne transport market demand in EU.
Doing so, it will speed-up the Next Generation of Autonomous Ships, by demonstrating in real environment Short Sea Shipping and Inland Water Ways autonomous vessels. The technology package will include full-autonomous navigation, self-diagnostic, prognostics and operation scheduling, as well as communication technology enabling a prominent level of cyber security and integrating the vessels into upgraded e-infrastructure. In parallel, digital tools and methodologies for design, simulation and cost analysis will be developed for the whole community of autonomous ships.
AUTOSHIP will help ship operators/owners to improve the economy of scale of their investments, to effectively gain competitiveness and renew their fleets, making them more competitive to replace road transport.
The project’s ambitions will leverage on advanced KETs, solid industrial, investment and business worldwide, participation in all major stakeholders’ organisations. The high ambition is to deliver the technology on the market in 5 years boosting ocean and intercontinental unmanned shipping. It is an ambition with a solid base in the involved value-chain and in the financial and commercial commitment discussed in this proposal.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CIAOTECH Srl
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 511 875

Participants (11)

KONGSBERG MARITIME CM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 8 946 844
Address
Borgundvegen 340
6009 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 731 610
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG DIGITAL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 3 202 272,50
Address
Drengsrudbekken 12
1383 Asker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG NORCONTROL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 789 425
Address
Bromsveien 17
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 550 000
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 894 093,75
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUE LINE LOGISTICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 731 010
Address
Georges Capiaulei 4
2950 Kapellen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE
France
EU contribution
€ 177 625
Address
8 Cours Du Triangle
92800 Puteaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE VLAAMSE WATERWEG
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
Havenstraat 44
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDSVAAG AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 438 728,88
Address
Gurvikdalsveien 16
7270 Dyrvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)