Norwegian Centre for improved energy efficiency and reduced harmful emissions from the maritime sector.

Purpose

To establish a Norwegian Centre for improved energy efficiency and reduced harmful emissions from the maritime sector

Vision

Greening maritime transport, enable the Norwegian maritime cluster to be world leading in 2025 in environmentally friendly shipping
This position shall be gained through innovative use, improvement and combination of technologies which are not only cost, energy and emission efficient, but which also could increase the revenues for the maritime industry.

Mission

To create innovations securing sustainability and competitiveness of the maritime transport sector. By developing new knowledge, methods and technologies and educating students (PhD, MSc), 
SFI Smart Maritime will contribute to strengthen the Norwegian maritime industry’s international competitiveness. The Centre will collaborate closely with global industry players, national and international research communities, maritime centers, networks and clusters. 
After the eight-year SFI period, the Centre will become a permanent part of the planned Ocean Space Centre in Trondheim.

The SFI model

Smart Maritime is one the 17 new centres granted by The Research Council (SFI-III)
A Centre for researched based innovation (SFI) gives an opportunity for long term cooperation between industry companies and research partners.

  • 50% Research Council 
  • 25 % Research partners
  • 25% industry partners

Smart Maritime is one of the 11 centres SINTEF is involved in.  Information about the other 10 is available at the SINTEF home page

The Annual Reports for 2015 and 2016, and a general presentation of the project is available below