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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Learn how greening technologies can influence your business

IWT Greening Tool

This interactive tool has been exclusively designed for shipowners and policy makers looking for emission and fuel consumption reduction of inland waterways vessels.

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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 three regional organisations with proved expertise such as Waterborne Transport Development Agency (ARVD) which is the state-owned  promotion agency for inland waterborne transport in Slovakia, with RSOE which is the leading organisation for development... 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.

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Upcoming events

  • 2019 CEF Transport Call Info Day

    17 January 2019 · The 2019 CEF Transport Call for Proposals was published on 5 December 2018 and will be open for applications on 8 January 2019. The call makes €100 million of...

  • Smart Rivers Conference 2019

    30 September - 3 October 2019 · The conference Smart Rivers 2019, which will be held in France in Lyon is an incomparable opportunity to meet international actors of river transport and the global transportation network....