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Cluster Activities

Cluster Activities

To gain relevant information from state-of-the-art ongoing research and avail of any synergy, cluster activities are held with the two other projects funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme:

Lincoln Project

LINCOLN (Lean Innovative Connected Vessels) project will design innovative vessels capable of carrying out the services required for transporting people and goods for aquaculture and offshore energy production activities, for coastal monitoring, control and surveillance and sea rescue in the most effective, efficient, economic and eco-friendly manner. 

LINCOLN envisages:

  • a modelling and design approach based on lean methodology, to be combined with real operative data at sea of the vessels, in order to support the development and implementation of the new vessels
  • IT customized tools to enable the acquisition and usage of field data, collected through an IoT platform, in order to define new business services 
  • high-performance computational simulations in order to reduce vessel modelling and testing times and costs 
  • an integrated economic-environmental study in order to ascertain the sustainability of the proposed solutions 


Website: http://www.lincolnproject.eu/

Holiship project

HOLISHIP will develop  innovative, holistic ship design optimisation methods, in which all main design functional requirements, constraints and performance indicators are considered. This includes:

  • building, operational and transport cost
  • life-cycle cost 
  • environmental impact and potential loss of lives for passenger ships. 


The result will be an integrated design software platform for the entire life-cycle of the maritime product under consideration, enabling also virtual testing and demonstration of the product.

Website: http://www.holiship.eu/

The goal of FIBRESHIP is to enable the construction of the entire hull and superstructure of large-length, seagoing and inland ships in fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) materials by overcoming several key technical challenges. To achieve this objective, the project will develop, qualify and audit innovative FRP materials for marine applications, establish new design and production guidelines and procedures, devise efficient production and inspection methodologies, and develop new validated computational analysis tools. The different technologies generated in FIBRESHIP will be validated and subsequently demonstrated using advanced simulation techniques and experimental testing on real-scale structures.

Website: http://www.fibreship.eu/