NAVAIS is a multiannual research- and innovation program for the shipbuilding industry. With the signature of INEA (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission) on the Grant Agreement of NAVAIS, the project officially started on June 1, 2018. The results of NAVAIS will increase efficiency in design and flexibility in production networks. In total, the European Commission will invest € 6.5 million Euros over a period of four years, by means of the Horizon 2020 program, the research- and innovation program of the European Commission.

Damen Shipyards will coordinate the project in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology. Fourteen other partners will participate in NAVAIS: Marine Design Engineering Mykolayiv, Damen Galati, Marine Engineering, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, Marin, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Technische Universiteit Delft, Dassault Systems, Eekels Technology, Heliox, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Schunk Bahn- und Industrietechnik, Center of Maritime Technologies and Sea Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 769419.

Read the press release here: European Commission signs Grant Agreement: Official start of NAVAIS

For more information please contact Jorinus Kalis, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem.
Tel. +31 (0)183 63 9966 /