Monday, November 14th, 2022
Under the coordination of Lukaziewicz, the Technological Institute of Poznan, 15 partners including ALICE met on the 11th and the 12th of October at the University of Gdansk in Sopot for the kick-off meeting of the ambitious project Cristal. Cristal is the acronym for “Climate Resilient and environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure with a focus on Inland Waterway Transport (IWT).
The inland waterways market share remains rather low (only 5.8 % in 2020 in Europe) which calls for additional innovation, new services and infrastructure development to become more attractive for end-users.
In that regard, the Cristal project focuses on the development of inland waterways transport and its infrastructure. The objective is to create an innovative technology for monitoring transport chains and directing further development of business models that include river transport as an integrated part of the whole multimodal chains. Cristal is also focusing on smaller and commercially underdeveloped feedwater routes which are crucial in the TEN-T corridor framework thus strengthening the role of IWT infrastructure as logistics nodes.
The project is co-created by 9 countries – Poland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Greece, France and the UK. Italy, France, and Poland will be piloting the development of new technologies and services for testing and implementing innovative solutions to strengthen the role of IWT in Europe.
(Coordination) Lukaziewicz PIT, ETP-ALICE, AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE (ENEA), AGENZIA INTERREGIONALE PER IL FIUMEPO (AlPO), FRAUNHOFER, INFRASTRUTTURE VENETE SRL, SOGESCA s.r.l., UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN, UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI, VOIES NAVIGABLES DE FRANCE (VNF), KTI KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET NONPROFIT KFT (KTI), ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (CERTH), UNIONE ITALIANA DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA UNIONCAMERE (UniCA), UNIONTRANSPORTI SCARL, EUROMOBILITA SRO and UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
Alice, Elvina Nowak – Project manager
Project coordinator, Marta Kudziło – Deputy Director of the Logistics and Modern Technologies Center
|This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon Europe research and innovation Programme under grant No 101069838.|