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1 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 UK Participation in Framework 6 Waterborne Projects Cliff Funnell UK FP6 National Contact Point for the Waterborne Sector

2 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Content FP6 Objectives How did the UK do? Examples of successful projects Further Information

3 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 FP6 Surface Transport ( ) 1. New technologies and concepts 2. Advanced design and production techniques. 3. Rebalancing and integrating different transport modes. 4. Increasing safety

4 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 How did the UK (Waterborne) do in FP6 ? 1 st Call2 nd Call3 rd Call Total Proposals Funded Projects UK Partners UK Grants (M€) UK % of total 8.7%19.3%14.4%

5 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Breakdown of UK Participation Total UK Funding M€ 21.5 Projects with UK partners44 UK Participation105 UK Participants Manufacturers Knowledge-intensive companies Universities Ship operators Others (10 SMEs) 8 4 2

6 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 European Shipyards Performance CompanyProjects Chantiers de L’Atlantique 4 Fincantieri 4 Navantia 9 Jos L Meyer 2 Kvaerner Masa 3 Flensburger 5

7 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Examples of successful projects Marine Leisure »CLEANMOULD Shiprepair & Conversion »SHIPMATES Marine Operations & Equipment »FLAGSHIP Ship Design »SAFEDOR

8 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Ship Repair & Maintenance SHIPMATES - SHIPrepair to MAintain Transport which is Environmentally Sustainable Grant: M€2.2 Partners: 12 (SSA; A&P Group; Univ of Newcastle; Univ of Herts) Objectives: The project methodology is designed to provide a clear understanding of best practice in the ship repair sector and to map and to simulate the range of repair and conversion yard activities, with the exception of painting and coating. Deliverable The objective is to provide a blueprint for a technologically advanced and environmentally friendly ship repair/conversion yard, with a target of a 20% productivity improvement over today’s European yards.

9 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Marine Leisure CLEANMOULD - Boat Hulls With Enhanced Performance Grant: M€1.4 Partners: 6 (Euro-Projects; VT Halmatic) Objectives: To develop new environmentally friendly manufacturing processes for the production of lightweight thermoplastic composite structural vehicles, incl. boat hulls. Deliverable The project aims to develop and demonstrate the manufacture of an 8 m boat hull with a 10% weight saving and significantly enhanced impact resistance over conventional boats made in glass fibre reinforced polyester resins.

10 Opportunities for Waterborne Research in FP7 Marine Operations & Equipment FLAGSHIP - European Framework For Safe, Efficient And Environmentally-Friendly Ship Operations Grant: M€10 Partners: 48 (Incl. 9 UK) Objectives: To improve the safety, environmental friendliness and competitiveness of European maritime transport. Deliverable The project will deliver monitoring, inspection, navigation, and management systems for ships and develop incentives and controls to maximise the utilisation of effective tools, processes and procedures.

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