As organiser of the German Pavilion at Nor-Shipping 2017, the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce will address the need for joint partnerships and financing in close cooperation with Scaberia (Norway) and BALance Technology Consulting (Germany), who is also in charge of the executive office for the “National Masterplan Maritime Technologies” (NMMT) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, to bridge and enable German and Norwegian enterprises with concrete activities and projects, i.e. using the European funding opportunities like Horizon 2020.
Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s latest Framework Program for Research and Innovation with a budget of nearly € 80 billion available over seven years (2014-2020) and represents the biggest public funding instrument worldwide. It seeks to be a financial support to speed up the development of technologies and innovations into real business and markets. Innovation projects (demonstration in real working environment) will be funded with up to 70% to the total eligible costs and Research & Innovation projects even up to 100%. Norway is a full associated member of Horizon 2020. Besides being a fantastic financial source, Horizon 2020 can be used as door opener for new business partnerships and markets.
Topic Days at the German Pavilion
The German Pavilion invites German and Norwegian companies to our Topic Days to be informed about specific innovation topics with high relevance for the maritime industry. We will give short intro presentations also including financing opportunities.
But most important, you can talk directly to our EU financing experts from Scaberia (Norway) and BALance Technology Consulting (Germany) about your innovation, your partnership and financing needs at the German Pavilion totally free of charge. For individual meetings with our EU financing experts or a partnering company we will have a dedicated meeting-room at the German Pavilion at your disposal.”
Day 1: 30.05.2017 | presentations 11:00 and 15:00
New Composite and Lightweight Materials for Vessels and Equipment
New lightweight materials and related construction principles provide a step change in vessel efficiency, both in terms of energy use and maintenance costs. There has been much efforts to develop new advanced materials that are much lighter but as robust as conventional materials and when looking at the full life cycle analysis even much cheaper. Special performance focus has been on fire resistance, durability, resistance to corrosion and fouling.
Day 2: 31.05.2017 | presentations 11:00 and 15:00
Maritime 4.0 – Automation, Robotics and Sensors
Marine robotics technologies play a key role in maritime transport system safety (e.g. ship structure inspection, emergency towing systems), search and rescue, harbour and border surveillance and protection, underwater intervention, offshore fish-farming, deep-sea mining, environmental survey, monitoring and assessment, or oil and gas survey. New opportunities will be in the monitoring and protection of ocean energy production facilities (e.g. wind and wave energy generation plants) and new critical infrastructure (e.g. ocean harbours). On the other sides, automation of designs and production methods (e.g. 3D print, laser welding) will allow to produce vessels and equipment more cost-competitive.
Day 3: 01.06.2017 | presentations 11:00 and 15:00
Designing Greener Ships – Energy efficiency, Emissions and Discharge
The simulation of the vessels energy grid in an early design stage is the key to significantly reduce energy consumption, emission of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions such as SOx, NOx and PM. Complete Life Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040 is very time-consuming and many data are not available in the early design phase. Novel software tools allow to model the life cycle performance of entire ships and all their sub-systems in terms of energy consumption and global warming potential over a ship’s entire life cycle using economic and environmental data. Choose a ship type and test out e.g. different designs, propulsion systems, fuels, or materials.
Day 4: 02.06.2017 | presentation 11:00
Safety and Security – Transport, Operations, Ports and Infrastructure
Real-time information management systems (e.g. vessel control and bridge systems), new sensors, new vessel and equipment designs, as well as new operational procedures shall guarantee safe and environmentally sound waterborne transport operations (including offshore operations) and shall reduce the risk e.g. for accidents, water pollution and unsafe working conditions, while improving e.g. cargo control, salvage, search and rescue options. This includes solutions for Ports and Infrastructure.