INDanube - Centre for Innovation Transfer in the Danube Region

Welcome to INDanube, the facilitator and promoter of innovation in inland waterways transport on the Danube and its navigable tributaries.

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How INDanube can help you with innovative inland barging

  • About INDanube

    INDanube aims to generate and to facilitate innovation projects through its services and shall engage in the build-up of a policy framework which enables and supports innovation in Danube IWT. This policy framework shall be embedded in the existing initiatives of the European Commission which foster the further development... Read more
  • Main services

    Successful innovation transfer demands the definition and application of a wide portfolio of instruments. INDanube organizes the knowledge transfer in the Danube region regarding the innovation needs from the perspective of the society, vessel & fleet operator, transport users and logistics operators, authorities and policy makers. The main services... Read more
  • Regional Partners

    In order to reach out to key stakeholders in the region, INDanube made arrangements with egional organisations with proved expertise such as RSOE which is the leading organisation for development and operation of River Information Services (RIS) in Hungary and with Pro Danube Romania and Pro Danube Serbia with... Read more

European Innovation Centres

INDanube is part of an international network of three European Innovation Centres covering Germany, France and the Danube region. Established by MARIKO, VNF and Pro Danube, together they are forming the cooperation platform called EIBIP - European Inland Barging Innovation Platform and they support the innovation uptake by the inland waterway sector on the TEN-T Core Network. The platform serves as the first European platform for collecting and managing all relevant technical and economic information on innovation related to IWT. EIBIP facilitates critical mass and economies of scale with a view to bringing (technological) innovation to real market implementation.

Latest news

  • Innovative vessels showcased in Brussels Published October 18, 2019

    Green inland shipping event on 16 October 2019 showed the most innovative solutions in inland navigation at the CO2 neutral port of Brussels Five very innovative vessels called at...

  • ‘LNG London’ bunker vessel begins operations in Europe Published July 10, 2019

    Source: www.shell.com Jun 24, 2019 Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has performed her first bunkering operations, with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels, in...

Upcoming events

  • SAVE THE DATE: RIS Week

    25 - 29 November 2019 · The next RIS Week is planned to take place in Liege (Belgium) from 25th to 29th November 2019 together with the next Riverdating event and will be hosted by...

  • Transport Research Arena 2020 (Helsinki, Finland)

    27 - 30 April 2020 · The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the biggest European Research and Innovation Conference, bringing together experts from around the world. In 2020, TRA will carry the theme “rethinking transport...