Cyprus-headquartered Intership Navigation and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two organisations work together on digitalisation and other maritime research projects.
“We are very pleased for signing this MoU today since it will allow us to work closely with CMMI – an Institution deeply rooted in our industry – in addressing the major challenges of decarbonising shipping, digital transformation, finding ways to attract bright young people to join our ships and our companies, and many others,” said Intership CEO Dieter Rohdenburg.
CMMI started operations at the beginning of this year, backed by funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, having been set up to act as an independent international centre of excellence for marine science and business research.
The organisation aims to promote partnerships among academic and research institutions and commercial businesses. In addition to Internship Navigation, CMMI has already signed MoUs with vessel operators Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement, service providers Tototheo Maritime, Marine Fields Holdings and Fameline Holding Group, as well as the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport.
“We remain committed to CMMI’s mission to undertake research and innovation for the Blue Economy, driven by the needs of industry and society, and this MOU (with Intership) will allow our scientists to engage with the industry in identifying and addressing these needs,” said CMMI CEO, Zacharias Siokouros.