The H2020 project fellowship formed by Fibre4Yards, Mari4Yard, and RESURGAM organised a joint event to present their results and technologies with the common goal of strengthening the competitiveness of European shipyards. On 30th and 31st of May 2023 they met stakeholders and key actors of the European maritime sector, in Rotterdam at RDM Innovation Dock in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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

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

In the agenda below yuo can find the links to the presentations of the keynote speakers and the representatives of the three projects and the photo gallery. 

Keynote speakers

Gabriel Mialocq

Head of Sector Clean Transport Industry (Aviation and Waterborne), CINEA, European Commission

Christophe Tytgat

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

Hugues Moreau

CAD Engineer at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, France

Elena Carrasco

Digital Transformation Director at NAVANTIA, 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 (Gabriel Mialocq)

14:00 - 14:30       Keynote speech: Competitiveness and resilience of the European maritime industry (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: Digital Transformation Plan in Navantia (Elena Carrasco)

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

10:15 - 11:00       Enabling collaborative robotics in shipbuilding (part 1) (part 2)

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

13:45 - 14:15       Keynote speech: 3D classification takes the maritime industry to another dimension (Hugues Moreau)

14:15 - 15:00       OSI4IOT platform: Shipyard Digital Twin

15:00 - 15:15       COFFEE BREAK

15:15 - 16:00       AR/VR technologies (part 1). 3D scanning and reconstruction using drones (part 2).

16:00 - 16:45      RESURGAM Platform (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

16:45 - 17:30       Roundtable



RDM Innovation Dock

RDM-kade 593089 JR Rotterdam, The Netherlands