Today, the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) for a Co-Programmed Partnership under the framework of Horizon Europe. The ceremony was part of the European Research and Innovation Days.
The Partnership aims at leading and accelerating the transformation of waterborne transport (i.e. maritime transport and inland navigation) to eliminate all harmful environmental emissions (including greenhouse gas, air and water pollutants) through innovative technologies and operation. By 2030, the objective is to develop and demonstrate deployable zero-emission solutions which are applicable for all main ship types and services, to enable the achievement of zero-emission waterborne transport by 2050.
To achieve the objectives, the Partnership brings together the majority of the European waterborne transport sector, including the European maritime technology sector, most of the container transport capacity worldwide, research and cluster organisations, academia, class societies, the inland navigation sector as well as associations representing the broader waterborne transport sector.
ECTRI, representing the transport research community, is looking forward to contributing to the development of the WATERBORNE TP and partnership by bringing its scientifically based competence and knowledge to move toward a zero-emission waterborne transport before 2050.
Read the full press release here.