Research, Development and Innovation

More than 75 years of experience and research place SSPA at the forefront of maritime research, development and innovation (RDI). SSPA lead and participate in projects and our staff combine consulting work with research to suit the maritime industry’s need for RDI. For our full-time researchers, the focus is on research projects and method development, including Ph.D. studies in some cases.

SSPA collaborates with universities, research organisations and industry and has a well-established scientific network. We initiate and lead EC-funded and national research projects. Special attention is given to international research cooperation such as the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

SSPA has expertise in many maritime areas. Our RDI activities include the following:

  • Development of new methods and techniques
  • Innovation implementation
  • Knowledge development
  • Scientific networking
  • Support of business development