Innovation Projects Archive

Fincantieri has been participating for years in projects funded at European level, starting with the FP6 programme.

In Europe

EDA

  • FLOWIS (FLOW IN SERVICE); The project aims to develop hydrodynamic investigation techniques to analyse the performance of military vessels' propeller thrusters under 'off-design' conditions. EU funding 271,000 euro
  • SRA UPDATE (Captech MARITIME SRA update); The project aims to improve offshore structure security by developing underwater guide and control systems and by boosting intelligence and monitoring capability for ships, submarines and autonomous vessels. EU funding 20,000 euro

Framework H2020

  • LeanSHIPS (Low Energy And Near to zero emissions Ships); "Innovation Action" aiming at analyzing innovative demonstrators to make new and existing ships more efficient and less polluting. Participant contract n. 636146; EU funding 1,563,000 euro
  • HOLISHIP (HOLIstic optimisation of SHIP design and operation for life cycle); "Research and Innovation Action" aiming at minimising the total cost of the ship over its life cycle. Participant contract n. 689074; CUP G32C16000150006; EU funding 520,000 euro

Framework Programme 7 (FP7)

•    GOALDS (GOAL Based Damage Stability), “Small or medium-scale focused research project” which enabled the introduction of a “Risk Based Design” methodology, now considered as a design objective rather than a constraint imposed by regulations (Design for Safety). Participant, contract no. 233876

•    STARNETRegio (STARring a trans-national NETwork of REGIOnal research-driven marine clusters), “CSA-SA” for the definition of a shared R&D agenda between the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Slovenia and the county of Rijeka (Croatia). Participant, contract no.  204961

•    BESST (Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies), “Large-scale integrating project” for the introduction of innovative technologies and solutions for the design, construction and analysis of the ship’s entire life cycle. Coordinator, contract no. 233980

•    MOSAIC (Materials Onboard: Steel Advancements and Integrated Composites), “Small or medium-scale focused research project” concerning new structural solutions for ships. Participant, contract no. 314037

•    GRIP (Green Retrofitting through Improved Propulsion), “Small or medium-scale focused research project” with the aim of reducing fuel consumption in ships by optimising the hull. Participant, contract no. 284905

•    MESA (Maritime Europe Strategy Action - FOSTER Waterborne), “Support action” for the definition of an R&I strategy for the transport sector in the EU. Participant, contract no. 604857

•    JOULES (Joint Operation for Ultra Low Emission Shipping), “Collaborative project” with the aim of reducing polluting emissions from ships built in Europe. Participant, contract no. 605190

Framework Programme 6 (FP6)

 •    INMARE (Technologies and Methodologies for Safe, Environmental-friendly and Efficient Shipping Operations of the future), “Coordination action” with the aim of creating, coordinating and integrating different working groups capable of assessing the state of the art and identifying scientific development strategies. Participant, contract no. 506427

•    SHIPMATES (SHIPrepair to MAintain Transport which is Environmentally Sustainable), “Specific Targeted Research Project” which aims to develop a new technological roadmap to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs. Participant, contract no. 506606

•    FLAGSHIP (European Framework for Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Ship Operations), “Integrated Project” which aims to improve safety in European maritime transport and make it more environmentally friendly by studying on-board systems and procedures, ship management systems on shore, communication interfaces and impact of new technologies, standards and regulations. Participant, contract no. 31406

•    MC-WAP (Molten-carbonate fuel Cells for Waterborne APplication), “Integrated Project” on the study of applications of the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells technology on-board large vessels. Participant, contract no. 19973

•    InterSHIP (Integrated collaborative design and production of cruise vessels, passenger ships and RoPax), “Integrated Project” on the application of advanced design and manufacturing techniques. Participant, contract no. 506127

•    SAFEDOR (Design, operation and regulation for safety), “Integrated Project” which aims to improve the safety of maritime transport by transforming safety as a ship design objective and the introduction of risk-assessment techniques. Participant, contract no. 516278

Italy

Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)

  • ISDM (Data and Process model for smart ship production); The project aims to increase the design process efficiency and integration, in relation to downstream activities (supply chain, procurement, production and after sales). Moreover, the project aims to renovate the support technical systems; Funding 1,500,000 euro
  • SIPS (R123) (Innnovative solutions for Satellite Platforms): the project, co-funded by Regione Valle d'Aosta, aims to the development of an articulated arm for space applications, consisting of its own HW and SW complex, functionally suitable for positioning in 3D space and pointing according to an assigned direction an object carried by a satellite. Funding 914,000 euro

Ministry of Transport (MIT)

  • "Agorà" cruise ship: The project aims, through industrial research and experimental development, to define a cruise ship capable of enhancing the proximity to the sea and ready to be used in new geographical areas and / or markets. CNR and the main Italian universities supported in carrying out of activities with the greatest content of fundamental research. Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015.
  • Technological Leadership: The project aims, through fundamental and industrial research, and experimental development activities, to acquire new advanced knowledge to be applied in future marine applications and the development of enabling technologies aimed at strengthening Fincantieri's technological leadership. CNR and the main Italian universities supported in carrying out of activities with the greatest content of fundamental research. Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015.
  • "Project XL" cruise ship: The project aims, through industrial research, experimental development and feasibility studies, to define an innovative large cruise ship with a gross tonnage of approximately 180.000 GRT and capable of accommodating more than 6.300 passengers and 1.800 crew members.
    Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015. 
  • Ice Breaker Ship for Oceanographic Research: The project relates to the definition of a new class of ships with a gross tonnage of approximately 9.000 tons, an overall length of 100 m and approximately 21 m wide, in which approximately 55 crew and researchers will be accommodated. CNR and the main Italian universities supported in carrying out of activities with the greatest content of fundamental research. Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015.
  • "Project Virgin" cruise ship: The project aims, through industrial research, experimental development and feasibility studies, to define a new class of ships, able to completely renew the cruise experience, thanks to original layout and new solutions offering entertainment and comfort, for both passengers and crew. Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015.
  • Motor yacht over 100m in length: The project aims, through industrial research and experimental development, to redefine a prototype of a large Motor Yacht, collecting cutting-edge solutions enabling experiencing the marine environment with the highest standards of luxury, comfort and safety. Partially financed with funds under the call L. 190/2014 and DM 10/06/2015.

Ministry of Education, Research and University (MIUR)

  • PIXIS - Integrated mast for the military ship system
  • PRODIFCON - Definition of a tool that provides decision support to the command team

National Military Research Plan (PNRM)

  • DECEIVING PROP; The project aims to introduce acoustic camouflage techniques
  • Far Seas; The project aims to support the use of lithium batteries for submarines
  • UPV; The project aims to develop new technologies for autonomous patrol vessels. Funding 192,000 euro

  • AIP: the project aims to develop a production and management system of synthetic air. Funding 283,000 euro

In Specific regions

Operational Programmes of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020

  • Liguria Region
    • BEN - Criteria for energy efficiency and optimisation of the ship’s electrical balance to reduce environmental impact.
  • Valle d'Aosta Region
    • TU-CODE (Traçabilité des Utilisateurs pour la COllecte des DÈchets): The project aims to an innovative technological solution for identifying users of the waste transfer and the subsequent data collection related to the transferred waste, reardless the type of collection system (door to door, basement, etc.), to optimize the management system and allow the individual fee attribution. Funding 47,000 euro