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

  • The EU Green Deal and inland waterways transport Published December 12, 2019

    On 11 December 2019, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities...

  • Paving the way towards zero-emission waterborne transport Published December 03, 2019

    STEERER, a new project to deliver a clear commitment to reaching zero-emission waterborne transport by latest 2050, launches today Waterborne transport enables nearly 90% of international trade, 76% of...

Upcoming events

  • 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...