Innovation Platform for German IWT

D-ZIB is a regional platform dedicated to promotion of innovation by the Inland Waterway Transport sector in Germany.

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Heading for an innovative Inland Waterway Transport

  • Goals of D-ZIB

    The overall goals of D-ZIB are: Increase the capacity for innovation in inland navigation and support actions in this area. Develop solutions to overcome market barriers to environmentally friendly inland waterway transport and improve the efficiency of inland waterway transport. Support the market introduction of innovative technologies in the... Read more
  • Activities

    In order to increase the innovative capacity and innovation of inland navigation, D-ZIB is working on the development of innovation-promoting measures in the following areas: Individual consulting Project development and management Information transfer Networking Training In addition, D-ZIB would like to contribute to shaping innovation policy by participating in... Read more
  • Background

    The innovation activity in shipping is generally less pronounced than in other sectors. Particularly in the case of inland waterway transport, there is a rather under-average innovation performance. Although innovation activities are recognizable in recent years, there are only a few innovative shipping companies in Germany. Innovation, it seems,... Read more

D-ZIB is part of EIBIP

EIBIP is a European platform of regional innovation facilitation centres to promote the uptake of innovation by the Inland Waterway Transport sector.

Latest news

  • 21. Donauschifffahrts- und Tourismuskonferenz in Nürnberg Published April 04, 2017

    Flusskreuzfahrten: Boom trotz Infrastruktur Vom 30.11. bis 2.12.2016 fand die 21. Donauschifffahrts- und Tourismuskonferenz in Nürnberg statt und tagte erstmals in Deutschland. Veranstalter waren der Deutsche Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverein...

Upcoming events

  • Exkursion: Innovationen in der Binnenschifffahrt

    27 - 29 August 2018 · Duisburg / Essen 27. – 29. August, 2018 Neue Logistikkonzepte, alternative Kraftstoffe und Antriebstechnologien sowie die Gewinnung von Nachwuchskräften – das sind die Herausforderungen, mit denen sich die Binnenschifffahrt...

  • SMM Messe

    4 - 7 September 2018 · D-ZIB wird  auf der weltweiten Fachmesse im maritimen Sektor “SMM – Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology” im September 2018 vertreten sein. Mit Themen wie Smart Shipping und Industrie 4.0 zieht sie...