The H2020 project fellowship formed by Fibre4Yards, Mari4Yard, and RESURGAM is pleased to announce a joint event to present their results and technologies with the common goal of strengthening the competitiveness of European shipyards.

What’s in there for you? Top-class industry experts as well as representatives of the European Commission will share their views on the development opportunities of European shipyards. The teams of the three research and innovation projects will showcase novel technological / digital solutions. And of course, there will be plenty of room for exchange and networking.

Industry meets research – a formula that guarantees highly interesting expert discussions!

So, save the date for 30th (afternoon) and 31st (full day) of May 2023.

Meeting point: RDM Innovation Dock in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

Keynote speakers

European Commission representative

Christophe Tytgat

Secretary General/CEO at SEA Europe and at CESA, Belgium

Hugues Moreau

CAD Engineer at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, France

To be confirmed

Soermar, Fundation and Technological Center, Spain 


MAY 30th

Session 1. The EU approach to develop new technologies for shipbuilding and repair

13:30 - 14:00       Keynote speech: EU approach to develop new technologies for shipbuilding and repair (EC representative)

14:00 - 14:30       Keynote speech: The industry approach to shipbuilding and repair (Christophe Tytgat)

14:30 - 15:00       COFFEE BREAK

15:00 - 15:30       Fibre composite manufacturing technologies for the automation and modular construction in shipyards

15:30 - 16:00       User-centric solutions for a flexible and modular manufacturing in small and medium-sized shipyard

16:00 - 16:30       Robotic Survey, Repair and Agile Manufacture

16:30 - 18:00       NETWORKING DRINK

MAY 31st

Session 2. New technologies for shipbuilding and repair

 9:00 -  9:30       Keynote speech: BV collaborative digital platform for classification (TBC)

 9:30 - 10:15       New technologies for automated manufacturing of fibre ships

10:15 - 11:00       Enabling collaborative robotics in shipbuilding

11:00 - 11:30       COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:15       Technical perspective for new technologies - FSW developments

12:15 - 13:00       Roundtable

13:00 - 14:00      LUNCH BREAK

Session 3. Developing a Digitalized shipyard

14:00 - 14:30       Keynote speech: 3D classification takes the maritime industry to another dimension (Hugues Moreau)

14:30 - 15:15       OSI4IOT platform: Shipyard Digital Twin

15:15 - 15:45       COFFEE BREAK

15:45 - 16:30       AR/VR technologies. 3D scanning and reconstruction using drones

16:30 - 17:00       RESURGAM Platform

17:00 - 17:45       Roundtable



RDM Innovation Dock

RDM-kade 593089 JR Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Address: Scheepsbouwweg 8-Loft, 3089 JW Rotterdam

Parking is available in adjacent parking lots. There is ample parking space. In addition, the location is also very easy to reach by public transportation. The water cab stops in front of the door. You can book your Watertaxi via this website to station 92 (RDM/Heiplaat).

Are you looking for a hotel in Rotterdam? Please check the following hotels:

- NHOW Hotel Rotterdam
This hotel is located near the Erasmus bridge and is easy to reach with the watercab and also by car.

- Inntel Hotel Rotterdam
This hotel is located on the other side of de water near the city centre of Rotterdam. This hotel is also easy to reach if you take the watercab from the RDM Loft.

- Ibis Hotel Rotterdam city centre
This hotel is located in the city centre of Rotterdam and close by the Markethall.

If you have any questions regarding the above e-mail, please let us know via e-mail: [email protected] 

or phone: 06 26 91 65 26 (Madelief de Wit, Event Manager)