MARIN Helps Stimulate Innovation for MKBs
On September 19 during the annual R&D seminar, MARIN launched a new initiative to help clients with concept tests in the MARIN Concept Basin (CB). Each year MARIN offers six free basin slots of two weeks (80 basin hours including 1 qualified test engineer) to (MKB) clients.
This initiative is launched to stimulate innovation in the Dutch maritime sector and to lower the threshold for MKB (Small & Medium Enterprise) clients to test their new ideas/concepts. These tests allow feasibility checks and improvements in an early phase of new concept developments (they are not meant as final or formal tests of a design, or for optimisation of existing designs).
Beside the basin time, it includes a one day workshop with the MARIN Project Manager and Project Engineer. This total offer represents a value of 40,000 Euros per client and is a MARIN offer to its clients (not a governmental subsidy). Clients are able to bring in their own models, but MARIN can also assist in model making and instrumentation (at normal rates).
Press Release, September 20, 2013