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Meyer Werft and University of Groningen sign cooperation agreement

Thursday, 02 Aug 2018

German shipyard Meyer Werft and the University of Groningen are to collaborate on joint projects involving science and technology to create ‘sustainable and competitive solutions’.

The objective of the tie-up is to expand the interaction between science and the economy in the northern region and the two partners will create the Innovation Lab Papenburg – Groningen 2018-2050, the companies said in a statement.
The first three projects have already been identified. One will investigate next generation information technology in the production environment, with a particular focus on the cruise sector. Another will examine sustainability in international business, again with a cruise focus, to implement a globally recognised and standardised reporting method. A third project will assess energy efficiency on cruise ships, examining possibilities including fuel options, drive systems and renewable energy generation.  
‘Future spaces’, as they are termed, are to be built in Papenburg and Groningen where the projects and related activities are to be coordinated.