For innovation in the field of cleaner (inland) shipping, research financier NWO reserves over 8 million euros. Research must contribute to the shipping industry’s ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by half by 2050. The national inland shipping sector also wants to switch to emission-free shipping.
Innovation need of (industrial) partners
The research is aimed at cooperation of public and private parties: (industrial) partners can contribute their own innovation need. It is also possible to join scientific research proposals that fit the partner’s innovation need. To bring together the different stakeholders NWO organises two online matchmaking meetings. Potential research partners are welcome to attend these meetings, which can be followed separately. Participation in the matchmaking meetings is free of charge.
On 24 November from 09:00-12:00 CET NWO organises the first online matchmaking meeting for applicants of the NWA call Zero-emission Inland Shipping and the KIC call Emission-free and Circular Shipping. The combined matchmaking is aimed at researchers from the entire knowledge chain and various disciplines, private and public partners and other interested parties. This matchmaking offers partners the opportunity to contribute their own questions and to think along about the direction of the research.
The second online matchmaking meeting on 8 December from 09:00-12:00CET will focus on connecting the research proposals with cooperation partners and co-financiers.
Both online matchmaking meetings take place from 9.00-12.00 CET They can be attended independently of each other.
Broad research: beyond technology
During the matchmaking event, future research partners will be able to get acquainted with proposals by scientists to make the zero-emission and circular (inland) shipping possible. Research focuses on technical aspects such as the optimisation of battery and fuel cell technology and on the knowledge required to shape the transition. How do you achieve the ambitious objective together with the shipping and inland waterway sector? Expertise from transition management, behavioural issues, business administration, environmental sciences, legal sciences and technical sciences come together in this research.
Would you like to know if it would be interesting for your organisation to participate in the matchmaking meeting on 24 and/or 8 December? Please contact Niels van der Snoek (NWO) – T 070-3494068 E NWOfirstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about maritime research funded by NWO: www.nwo.nl/maritime.