SOERMAR partner role in FLEXSHIP


In 2002 the Soermar Technological Center Foundation was established, the purpose of which will be to seek new lines of joint action in Technical and Technological matters that improve the competitiveness of the Shipyards.

In the specific field of R&D&I of the Naval Industry, the Private Shipyards have authorized Soermar to represent and interlocate in defence of their interests, actively collaborating with the European, national and regional public administrations.

A total of 19 Shipyards make up the Technology Center and the Foundation, establishing the lines of action annually through their Governing Bodies.

The main lines of action of both entities are based on:

  1. Prepare Research,Development and Innovation projects both at national and European level.
  1. Support shipyards and companies in the maritime sector in the application of new technologies: industry 4.0, cloud computing, Big Data, robotization, artificial intelligence, with new business models, designing smart, energy-efficient ships and devices, connected and non-polluting that will modernize maritime transport.
  2. Analyse new emerging technologies and their application within the maritime sector.
  3. Promote all those actions that may result in a competitive improvement of shipyards and companies in the maritime sector through an increase in the efficiency of their industrial activity.
  4. Support to companies in the maritime sector in the search for financial aid and instruments for the materialization of R + D + i projects.

FLEXSHIP Role: Definition of know-how ship and shipyard requirements and specifications. WP1 leader.

Impact of FLEXSHIP on business and potential markets: FLEXSHIP will improve implementation and installation of new technologies of onboard battery systems capable of being installed on a wide variety of vessel types.

Economic impact of FLEXSHIP for the project partner: Benefits creation new jobs and increase shipyards contributions related with fleet electrification and onboard battery systems implementation. R&D&I capabilities increased, allowing participation future research projects with more dedication of resources for its foundational purposes.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 101095863.

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