Europort - November 5-8 2019, Rotterdam Ahoy-Workshop autonomous shipping


Workshop autonomous shipping

At Europort a delegation of the Finnish maritime sector will visit the Netherlands for business and R&D collaboration opportunities. The Finnish delegation will be headed by Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. During this session joint challenges and solutions will be discussed on autonomous shipping and areas for collaboration between the Netherlands and Finland. Also different funding opportunities will be highlighted to foster joint innovation projects.



Welcome with coffee & tea

Words of welcome by Mr. Mike Timmermans
(Manager International Innovation at RVO) and Mr. Perltonen


Developments in autonomous shipping in the Netherlands and Finland

  • Developments autonomous shipping in the Netherlands by Marnix Krikkke (Netherlands Maritime Technology)
  • Autonomous shipping in the public domain by Mr. Patrick Potgraven (Programme Manager at Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Affairs)
  • Developments autonomous shipping Finland (TBA)
  • Questions & Answers 

Funding opportunities within EUREKA programme

  • Funding oppertunities by RVO on international innovation projects by Simon Haafs (RVO) on ITEA including example and Bart Jeroen Bierens (RVO) on Eurostars Programme
  • Questions & Answers

Coffee break

11:15 3 minutes presentations
12:00Discussion on the way forward

Wrap up and closure


















We invite technology providers as well as end users with an interest in technology and innovation related to autonomous shipping. This workshop is focused and limited to a maximum of 15 Dutch partcipants. Registration is based on first come first served and free of charge.

If you wish to join this workshop please send an e-mail to Bart Jeroen Bierens of RVO:  before October 31
If you wish to give a 3 minutes presentation, please let us know. (first come first served)


Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Bart Jeroen Bierens, (T: +31 6 524 711 37) or Simon Haafs, (T: +31 6 46 60 33 11)
Martstrat: Harry Doze, (T: +31 6 50 51 44 77)

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