“NEORION” – Promotion of green maritime technologies and new materials to enhance sustainable shipbuilding in Adriatic Ionian Region

(Adriatic-Ionian Programme 2014 -2020, 1st Call for Project Proposals)

Neorion project

The maritime industry has always been a key economic sector in Adriatic Ionian Region, providing thousands of high skilled jobs and opportunities for SMEs and larger enterprises such as shipyards. These days the shipbuilding industry in Europe faces fierce competition coming mainly from Turkey, S. Korea and China, where shipbuilding capacity has grown exponentially. Ship construction has also been deeply affected by the lack of effective trade rules at global level and the absence of investment initiatives. The collapse in demand since 2008 had a severe impact on employment in this sector as well.

NEORION project aims at establishing a transnational Cluster in the Adriatic-Ionian on Green Shipbuilding to reinforce the traditional shipbuilding sector through coordinated efforts that will facilitate the exploitation of innovative technologies and technology transfer between new complementary markets such as new materials & specialized vessels.

KiNNO, in the framework of the NEORION project, will participate in mapping the current state situation in green shipbuilding in Greece, will identify the main national actors and their needs and collect available technologies and products applicable to the sector. The company will also work to identify market and business opportunities, will elaborate action plans for the development of the macro-regional cluster and its sustainability and will provide recommendations to update the Blue Growth Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region.

Partnership: University of the Aegean – Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (Greece), Chamber of Commerce Industry Crafts and Agriculture of Venice Rovigo Delta-Lagunare (Italy), Ministry of Defence - Italian Navy (Italy), Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (Italy), Piraeus Port Authority S.A (Greece), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (Croatia), Brodarski institute Ltd (Croatia), Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd. (Slovenia).

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Funding Opportunities

Available funding opportunities:

ERC - Proof of Concept

Horizon2020 - SME Instrument

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