Research and Development
The objective of research coordination is to track and to influence national and international research activities together with other actors of the maritime cluster, the scientific community and the authorities. The association participates actively in defining the future RDI guidelines and informs its members about current developments such as those concerning the operating environment, funding channels, research needs and ongoing projects.
The association’s research committee coordinates the research activities of the marine industries and has representatives from the entire cluster, including shipyards, suppliers, ship owners, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, the Finnish Navy, and other research institutes and universities. The committee determines guidelines for the RDI actvities at the branch, monitors changes in regulations, environmental matters and new technologies. This provides a basis for development technologies, business models, environmentally friendly products and productivity. The committee is active also in initiating new projects and therefore many marine industry projects originate from the members of the committee.
The research committee has published the Strategic Research Agenda 2017-2025 of the Finnish maritime cluster. The research agenda describes the future visions and the most important research areas for Finnish Maritime Cluster.
Competitiveness and Competence Development
Cross-cutting technological segments:
• Energy, Environment and Sustainability
• Intelligent Ship, Systems and Solutions
Specific product areas:
• Cruise and Ferry
• Arctic Technology
Photo: Mobimar, RCCL Voyager Class FlowRider