Innovation Projects


Framework Horizon

  • V-ACCESS (Vessel Advanced Clustered and Coordinated Energy Storage Systems) brings together expertise on supercapacitors, superconductive magnetic energy storage systems (SMES), design and control of shipboard power systems, power electronics, lifetime cycle analysis, and ship classification to increase the technology readiness level (TRL) of hybrid storage systems, i.e.  combining a battery with either supercapacitors, SMES, or both. They will be integrated into an innovative DC shipboard microgrid to control flexibly the power sharing between the different energy storage technologies. Participant contract. 101096831. CUP G39I22001550006; EU funding 351.622,50 €
  • POSEIDON (Propulsion Of Ships with E-Methanol In favour of the Decarbonisation Of Naval transport): the  project aims to facilitate the use of e-methanol as e-fuel in shipping by demonstrating innovative solutions along the value chain steps. The activities will enable to identify vessel types that are best suited for the integration of e-methanol-based propulsion systems. Participant contract n. 101117616. CUP G99J23001320004; EU funding 208.425,00 €


  • EDINAF (European Digital Naval Foundation): The project aims at developing a reference ship digital architecture, services and data solutions supporting the warship’s core operations, a standardized digital platform and a digital engineering adapting processes, methodologies and tools requested by interdependent System of Systems. CUP G39J22012350006; EU funding 200.910,06 €

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. G32C19000110004; EU funding  125.766,30 €


  • DS (Digital Ship): the project aims to develop cost-effective simulation tools over the entire life span of the ship, intended to improve the processes of design, decision support and predictive maintenance, through the reduction of experimental tests. CUP ZB10090992; funding  3.493.000,00 €



  • SCAFO 4.0 (Hull production 4.0): The project aims to optimize the hull production processes leveraging on the integration of production and quality control processes and the introduction of the most innovative set-up, monitoring and control technologies. CUP B12C21000690005; funding 1.425.000,00 €
  • Ancona - Sestri (Ancona and Sestri Levante shipyard production process innovation): The project aims at the revision of the hull manufacturing processes typical of the Fincantieri shipyards of Ancona and Sestri Levante with the dual aim of integrating robotic solutions and increasing the capacity of the individual sites to carry out prefabrication and pre-fitting within the yard. Funding 2.618.000,00 €

National Military Research Plan (PNRM)

  • AIP 2 (Air indipendent propulsion / 2nd phase): the objectives of the project are defined by the feasibility, study, design, construction and validation of a technological demonstrator relating to a propulsion system, independent from air, to be applied to submarines and based on Fuel Cell technology. During phase 2, the project will carry out study and experimentation activities aimed at the completion of the AIP system, intended as a technological demonstrator, and at its validation in an environment close to the representative one. CIG Z0C24444040. Funding 248.000,00 €
  • HEBD 2 (Hybrid Emergency Blowing Device for Submarines): The goal of the research project is the design definition and related implementation of an emergency blowing system for submarines’ main ballast tanks based on hybrid-type gas generators that properly primed produce a gas mixture capable of exhausting the submarine's ballast tanks. CIG Z2328FF774; funding 232.300,00 €


  • IPCEI Hy2Tech: the project is coordinated and developed by Fincantieri S.p.A.; some activities are carried out by the subsidiary Isotta Fraschini Motori S.p.A.. The project aims at the development and implementation of hydrogen technologies and systems in the maritime sector. The activities will include the integration of hydrogen fuel storage onboard of green cruise vessels.