The German government has decided to allocate EUR 30 million a year to the development of zero-emission ships and EUR 1.3 million to support digitization in the shipbuilding industry. Annually, the German government spends EUR 60 million on innovation in the sector.
Claudia Müller, the Federal Government Coordinator for Maritime Industry and Tourism, has signed a contract for a grant of EUR 1.3 million (USD 1.3 million). The funds were allocated to computerization of the shipbuilding industry. The project leader is the consortium Ostseestaal GmbH.
BMWK directly supports the development of German maritime industries. The Maritime Research Program and the Real-Time Technologies for Maritime Security project are supplied with funds from the financing line dedicated to innovation in the economy.
Their task is to support the development of innovative products in the promising areas of the shipbuilding industry, offshore industry and maritime technologies. The programs are part of the German Maritime Strategy 2025. Project Management Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) has been coordinating both programs on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) since 2018.