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 three regional organisations with proved expertise such as ARVD which is the state-owned  promotion agency for IWT in Slovakia, with RSOE which is the leading organisation for development and operation of RIS in Hungary... 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

  • EBU Annual Event 2017 (9 March 2017, Brussels) Published April 25, 2017

    At the annual EBU event Director General DG MOVE, Henrik Hololei and EBU President Gunther Jaegers in their key notes emphasised the huge potential of inland waterway transport to...

  • LNG infrastructure for the Port of Duisburg Published January 16, 2017

    RWE Supply & Trading and Duisport are building LNG infrastructure at the Port of Duisburg. The objective is to develop an integrated and sustainable logistics concept for the procurement,...

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