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
  • DEW on Ship (Study on the use of Directed Energy Weapons on Board Naval Ships Against Unmanned Vehicles): the project aims to analyse direct energy weapons and their on-board applicability in  anti-UAV, anti-USV e anti-FIAC scenarios. EU funding 18.000 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


  • EALING (European flagship Action for cold ironing in ports): the project aims to accelerate the effective deployment of On-shore Power Supply (OPS) solutions in the EU maritime ports. EU funding 60.000 euro


  • GREENSHIP (Toward zero ship emission): the project aims to develop an e-learning course for the training of a new figure on board the ship: the "Emission Manager" in compliance with the new IMO requirements.EU funding 34.924 euro


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. CUP n. B98I17000680008; 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. CUP n. B91B19000540008; Funding 2,339,000 euros
  • GreenCruise (Development and testing of new tools, processes and methodologies improving the products sustainability): the proget aims to developo technologies, design and buildng procedeures and to produce and prototype of several solutions to be tested and assessed in order to improve the the sustainability and the safety of the next-generation of the large cruise-ships. Funding 2,690,000 euro
  • Finance 4.0 (Digital Corporate Services): the project aims to define an medium-long evolutive roadmap, following the international innovation trends, in order to enable the Finance Department to adopt a new "value-driven" approcah. Funding 1,893,00 euro
  • CYMON: the project, funded by the START 4.0 competence centre, aims to develop an hybrd platform – desktop/wearable - (HMD) enabling the integration of an environmental information model (DIGITAL TWIN) by means of augmented reality (AR). Funding 65.145 euro

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. CUP n.  B58F13000410008; 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. CUP n.  B36G18001060008; 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. CUP n.  B86G16000450001; 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. CUP n.  B46C18000720005; Funding 353,000 euros

National Military Research Plan (PNRM)

  • 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
  • AVNT _ FASE 1 (Advanced Virtual Naval Theatre  –  Poligono di Tiro Mobile Navale): AVNT is a semiautomatic system for measuring the points of drop of projectiles fired from a ship for the evaluation of shooting performance in blue water. The solution consists in a set of naval gyro-stabilized electro-optical turrets, a communication subsystem and a control panel, and constitutes an aid to the development of on-board armaments independently of coastal polygons, range limitations and favoring higher detection accuracy of the bullet drop point. Funding 549,000 euro
  • FAR-SEAS 3: the project aims to increase the underwater and operational autonomy of submarine units. Funding 297.000 euro


Liguria Region

  • CYBIC (Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures); The project aims to develop a new Cyber Security system for the Region's critical port infrastructures. CUP n.G33D18000210007; 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. CUP n. G48I18001090007; Funding 461,000 euros


  • MARIN (Remote Environmental Monitoring): the project aims to develop an integrated system composed by an unmanned platform, enabling the environmental motoring, and an on-shore control center, for the platform management. CUP n. B89J19000310007. Funding 1.700.000 euro
  • IFuture (Accordo di programma per la costituzione del centro di ricerca e innovazione di IFM): the project aims to build an innovation and development center within its company as well as to develop a new engine for industrial applications. Funding 17.977.000 euro