Sustainable Growth through Maritime Innovation
vessels for the future | maritime research association


Vessels for the Future comprises a leading group of maritime stakeholders with a common interest in the development of advanced waterborne technologies, who want to ensure that the maritime industry has a strong and vibrant future and remains competitive in the global market.


To make shipping safer, cleaner and more efficient and to strengthen European industrial competitiveness in the maritime sector through co-funded research and embracing the EU priorities of Blue Growth and Transport Modal Shift in the research.


The Association will promote the case to secure European funding in maritime research through the Horizon 2020 programme and to establish a Public Private Partnership with the EU. It will achieve this through an influencing role and by agreeing and communicating technological development priorities across its membership and with the European Commission.