Innovation Projects


Framework H2020

  • FLARE (FLooding Accident REsponse); “Research and Innovation Action” aiming at developing a Risk-Based methodology for 'live' flooding risk assessment for passenger ships. Participant contract n. 814753; EU funding 305,812.50 euro
  • ECHO (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations); "Research and Innovation action" aiming at developing a new coordinated and integrated approach in order to proactively increase the EU cyberdefense, through efficient tran-sectional partnerships. Participant contract n. 830943; EU funding 585,000 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; EU funding 520,000 euro
  • RAMSSES (Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships); "Innovation Action" aiming at identifying advanced materials in the European maritime industry. Participant contract n. 723246; EU funding 581,000 euro
  • SAFEMODE (Strengthening synergies between Aviation and maritime in the area of human Factors towards achieving more Efficient and resilient MODEs of transportation): the main aim of the project is to develop a novel HUman Risk Informed Design (HURID) framework in order to identify, collect and assess Human Factors data to provide properly risk-based systems design and operative procedures. Participant contract n. 814961. EU funding 252,000 euros


  • OCEAN2020 (Open Cooperation for European mAritime awareNess); The project aims to introduce and increase the use of situational awareness concepts in the maritime environment. Participant contract n. 801697; EU funding 250,000 euro

Framework Life

  • PIAQUO (Practical Implementation of AQUO): cooperative project aimed to mitigate issues related to underwater noise and reduce noise impact on the marine ecosystem by the optimization of propellers and by the development of a self-assessment real time model. EU funding 477,000 euros


Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)

  • TecBIA (Environmentally sustainable technologies for on-board power production); The project aims to build a 25 m ship-laboratory in order to study environmentally sustainable technologies for on-board power production. Funding 5,077,000 euro
  • Marghera shipyard production process innovation: project focused on the achievement of recent requirements for yards and infrastructure in order to optimize the building phases of large ship sections in Marghera shipyard by the review of the layout and the production process. Funding to be defined. 
  • Monfalcone shipyard production process innovation: the project has the strategic goal to significantly innovate the cruise ships production process focusing on efficiency and quality of the sections mounting and outfitting in order to reduce basin hold timings. Funding 2,956,000 euros
  • STESS (Systems and technologies to improve after sales services): the project focuses on the development of technologies, guidelines and processes to prospectively set up the offer and the delivery of a complete after sales service in bundle with Fincantieri products. Funding 2,339,000 euros

Ministry of Education, Research and University (MIUR)

  • TRIM (Technology and Industrial Research for marine mobility); The project aims to improve and develop new and existing technologies in order to make hull and propulsion system more efficient. An additional project objective is to achieve running resistance reduction on passenger ships. Contribution 789,000 euro
  • ARES (Marine support platform for air and underwater drones); The project aims to increase the operational capabilities of a maritime platform through a cooperative system for surface and underwater drones. Funding 200,000 euro
  • TEOREMA (Technological Solutions for Multipurpose Energy Offshore Platforms); The project will enable to design and test innovative offshore energy technologies, through the development of new concepts for technological advanced platforms for: solar power; eolic power; wave power; MFC technologies. Funding 68,000 euro
  • THALASSA (TecHnology And materials for safe Low consumption And low life cycle cost veSSels And crafts): the project aims to study and to develop innovative technologies and advanced materials intended to be employed in the shipyards supply chain in order to satisfy needs raised by companies involved in the project and by challenges set by European, national and regional programs dealing with smart, green and integrated maritime transportations. The approach is based on two key elements: sustainability, related to performances, and life cycle analysis. Materials, building systems and processes, on which the project is focused, will undergo an innovation process aimed to improve the current technological state of art. Funding 353,000 euros

National Military Research Plan (PNRM)

  • 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
  • DECEIVING PROP – Step 2: project aimed to study generation and propagation mechanisms of noise irradiated by propellers working the in a ship wake and to provide a diagnostic supporting tool for hydro-acoustical and noise propagation issues. Funding 174,000 euros


Liguria Region

  • CYBER (Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures); The project aims to develop a new Cyber Security system for the Region's critical port infrastructures. Funding 183,000 euro



  • SI-MARE (Innovative Solutions for High Efficient Vessels): study of structural solutions with the employment of lightweight and advanced materials for maritime applications. Funding 461,000 euros