|Creating an innovative EURopean Open Maritime INDustry through facilitating the integration of standards into new business practices and services|
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Period: September 2006 till September 2008
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- European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC), more, partner
|The current situation in the maritime construction sector is characterized by an ever increasing need for cooperation of shipyards, system integrators, equipment manufacturers, professional service providers and, of course, ship owners. Company networks extend from national to European level, with enhancing east ? west cooperation through the purchase of shipyards and suppliers by European maritime/industrial conglomerates. It is vital to create a European Shipbuilding Area that can compete with the Far East, on the basis of innovative products and business processes. Application of standards is crucial for the development of innovative business practices and services in distributed engineering and manufacturing, and supply chain management. The actual problem is that national initiatives on standards were not coordinated, leading to obstacles to application of innovative e-business solutions on a European level. Successful national initiatives on standards and good practices on how to use these standards to develop innovative business solutions have to be exchanged and disseminated on a European level.
Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission under the provisions of a Coordination Action.