Name of the lead partner organisation: Center of Technology Transfer LLC
Country of the lead partner organisation: Croatia
ZEVinnovation is a transnational partnership project funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The project is supported by multi-disciplinary partners from across the EEA, committed to bringing together enterprises with a significant potential and relatively large interest for innovation and development.
Project partners are devoted to supporting enterprises across the EEA to help them achieve their ambitions for growth through range of activities. The ZEVinnovation project is implemented by multi-sectoral partners from Croatia, Norway and Poland:
- Center of Technology Transfer LLC, Croatia;
- Baltic Sea & Space Cluster, Poland;
- Inovacije I Razvoj LLC, Croatia;
- ÅKP AS, Norway;
- Vinco Innovation AS, Norway.
Regardless off differences in size and population, partner’s countries face common environmental challenges concerning resource limitations and vulnerability to climate change. The transnational partnership will open up a wider market and help members of the ZEVinnovation HUB to enter the international supply chain.
The global maritime industry’s market has undergone disruptive changes over the past ten years which especially impacted European shipbuilding industry. The shipbuilding crisis requires the design of innovative solutions and development of new technologies. Furthermore, in recognition of the need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, there is an urgent need to accelerate the development and implementation of innovative zero-emission technologies in maritime. Environmental protection standards, regulations and strategies are one of the main factors that direct development of this traditionally important industry for the European economy.
Our mission is to bring together members, interested in zero-emission vessels, and provide lasting and tailor-made solutions that should increase innovation ability across the EEA. ZEVinnovation facilitates supporting innovators, SMEs, ROs, clusters and other organisations and help them with taking successful and efficient steps into managing innovation processes.
The aim of the ZEVinnovation project is to establish a sustainable and efficient network for the development of innovative zero-emission vessels and bring together relevant and active stakeholders. The ambition of the ZEVinnovation is to contribute to the strengthening of the transnational eco-system through the implementation of pilot programs focusing on the collaborative development and market uptake of zero-emission vessels, while connecting the capacities of the EEA countries that have a strong maritime tradition and current pioneering initiatives.
ZEVinnovation address the following European challenges:
- Unfulfilled potential of existing environmental policies;
- Transnational action towards maritime sustainability;
- Integration of innovative zero-emission technologies;
- Scaling up investments and supporting sustainable projects and businesses;
- Build more knowledge and dominate on the global ZEV market.
Key outcome indicators of the project:
- Enhanced cooperation and improved mutual knowledge and understanding between the donor and beneficiary states;
- Increased innovation, competitiveness and business development for enterprises.
The Project Timeline
Project No. 2018-1-1185 will run between July 2020 and January 2024.
Extensive dissemination through a series of transnational events are planned. ZEVinnovation will associate professional stakeholders and provide them with networking opportunities, professional development and range of resources related to the zero-emission vessels and related technologies. Furthermore, ZEVinnovation will focus over the next four years on broader community awareness of the importance of environmental protection standards, regulations and strategies, while supporting innovation and development of sustainable zero-emission technologies.