Kiel-Gdansk Market Place – intelligent and autonomous transport over land and water

Representatives from Poland could see the CAPTN project of the University of Kiel. The meeting was held as part of the meeting of the European Maritime University Sea EU. CAPTN is named after “Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network”. The project outlines the coastal city’s path to intelligent and environmentally friendly transport in an interdisciplinary manner. The project is carried out by representatives of science and business with the active support of the city of Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein state government.

Kiel-Gdansk Market Place – Smart Shipping

The project was presented during the meeting of representatives of the University of Gdańsk with representatives of the universities in Kiel. The meeting in Kiel is one of the elements of cooperation between the University of Gdańsk and the University of Kiel within SEA EU, which supports cooperation in the development of reSEArch-EU science. On the Polish side, University of Gdańsk cooperation is coordinated by Vice-Rector Prof. Krzysztof Bielawski. This part of the scientific cooperation is carried out as part of the Kiel-Gdańsk Marketplace. The University of Kiel supports the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN), and the University of Gdańsk – the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster, represented by Prof. Marek Grzybowski, President.


– With the Norwegian cluster, the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster together with partners from Croatia created the ZEVinnvation HUB platform. The Norwegian cluster is represented by AKP and Vinco, and the Croatian cluster is represented by CTT and IIR – presented prof. Marek Grzybowski, prosident of the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster.

– The ZEVinnovation project has been funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the Center of technology transfer llc. and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for regional Cooperation – informed prof. Marek Grzybowski.

– Polish and Croatian companies and universities on this platform can inform about their production and service potential. On the ZEVinnvation HUB platform, they can position their technical innovations and ideas with a chance for commercialization. On the website Polish and Croatian companies can enter the Norwegian and Croatian market free of charge. The first Polish companies declared their participation in the project – informed Prof. Grzybowski.

– Poland has innovative potential in the production of green industrial systems and zero-emission ships. Polish companies and universities can appear even in such a strong team as maritime clusters from Norway, Croatia and Poland. The essence is team positioning on international markets, offering comprehensive projects and processes. Innovative green products and processes are expected from the Scandinavian and Adriatic markets, as well as the North Sea and Baltic Sea markets. Demand for zero-emission ships is growing dynamically –  informed President Grzybowski.

The Baltic Sea and Space Cluster has established the Baltic ZEV Innovation HUB, which has the potential to build zero-emission ships. The hub is coordinated by the Crist shipyard, and the cooperation is between Nauta Shipyard, ASE Technology Group, TSG Polska and the Cador Consulting design office. Cador is the coordinator of Baltic ICT & AI HUB.

Information and solutions of the Smart Port and Smart Shipping was presented by Dr. Malgorzata Bielenia, University of Gdansk, Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade.

Kiel-Gdansk Market Place – Smart Shipping Programme

10:00 Welcome
Dr. Christian Wagner-Ahlfs, Kiel University / KMS
Presentations Kiel
CAPTN – Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network
Prof. Dr. Dirk Nowotka, Kiel University,
Dept. of Computer Science
A lab in the waves – a step towards autonomous shipping
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hauke Schramm, Institute of Applied Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences CAPTN – 5G use cases for the smart fjord (logistics, transport & sport)
Björn Schwarze, CEO Addix

Presentations Gdansk
Smart Port – Smart Shipping
Dr. Malgorzata Bielenia, University of Gdansk, Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade
Baltic Sea & Space Cluster: Smart Shipping in the sea port
Prof. em UMG Dr. hab. Marek Grzybowski, Baltic Sea & Space Cluster, President of the Board
Wrap-up with Axel Koch, Kiel University, Research and
Innovation, Head of the Transfer Department
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Visits (included coffee break):
On-shore power terminal – Port of Kiel Ferry transit to East Shore
Camera and lidar data collection on the MS Schwentine
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hauke Schramm, Institute of Applied Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Science:
Presentation of Model Tests for the CAPTN Wavelab Demonstrator on Autonomous Clean Shipping
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Dankowski, Ship Design and Maritime Environmental Protection, Institute of Naval Architecture and Maritime Technology
Ferry transit to West Shore
18:00 Reception and Networking
Seeburg Kiel University
31. May 2022 in Kiel, Germany
Location: Seeburg, Düsternbrooker Weg 2, Kiel University

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