Stimulus for SME Innovations in Inland Navigation

Innovative concepts in ship/propulsion technology, logistics concepts for inland navigation, cooperation, etc. can help to achieve a better competitive proposition for inland navigation. As large parts of this market consist of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this needs to be done at precisely that level. In The Netherlands a project supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Rijkswaterstaat focused at determining the success factors for SME innovation in inland shipping and at the same time supported 12 innovative concepts in getting closer to market introduction. The project resulted in a database with over 100 innovative ideas and their characteristics, business cases and market approaches for 12 selected innovations and policy recommendations for further uptake of innovations in inland shipping.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2014 3:27PM