The MODCAT project has been awarded with the Seawork Spirit of Innovation award in the Vessel Design and Construction category.
The MODCAT project has been founded by the SME Instrument, a H2020 EU program tool which aims at supporting projects with a European dimension that lead to major changes in how business (product, processes, services, marketing etc.) is done. It will assist innovative SMEs to shape new markets, create growth, and achieve high return on investment.
The MODCAT project aims to develop common technical modules for catamaran work boats to share investments, tools and technologies among SMEs boat builders, transferring in naval industry the modular platform process developed in automotive, and intend, with a single set of modular mould, to develop an entire family of work boat catamarans allowing changes in dimension, dynamics characteristics and on-board equipment thus fulfilling the customisation needs of professional end users.
“We are delighted to be awarded the Spirit of Innovation Award, a significant endorsement for the pursuance of the project.” comments Amedeo MIGALI, MICAD’s CEO.
Southampton, June 15th, 2017