Future Transport and Mobility

The major challenge in the Transport sector is the transformation towards zero emission in all possible modes of transport. Ultimately, this means vehicles, vessels and airplanes, which are either electric, hydrogen fuelled and/or the use of a biobased or renewable fuel. Other challenges are: autonomous driving and new mobility concepts.

Uniresearch consultants have profound knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in the transport and mobility domain and are keen to support you to acquire funding for research and innovation actions in e.g. the following European programs: Green Vehicle, Mobility for Growth, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, Maritime and Infrastructures. Our services in project set-up and – management cover each development stage; from early stage research projects to demonstration projects.

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SEABAT - Solutions for largE bAtteries for waterBorne trAnsporT - will develop new battery system concepts for full electric vessels.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch was hired to develop, write and compile an excellent application using the input from the consortium. The SEABAT project is marked as flagship project by the Commission. In the execution of the project, Uniresearch is the project manager and plays a major role in the dissemination and exploitation activities.

Willem van Dorp
Senior Grant Consultant
Cor van der Zweep
Director / Senior Grant Consultant
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SEABAT will develop a full-electric maritime hybrid concept based on:
1) Combining modular high-energy batteries and high-power batteries;
2) Novel converter concepts;
3) Production technology solutions derived from the automotive sector.

A modular approach will reduce component costs (battery, convertor) so that unique ship designs can profit from economies of scale by using standardized low-cost modular components. The concept is suitable for future battery generations and high-power components that may have higher power densities or are based on different chemistries.

Facts & Figures
  • Acronym: SEABAT
  • Start date: 1 January 2021
  • Duration: 48 months
  • Total budget: 9.6M€
  • EC funding: 9.6M€
  • EC contract number: 963560

The project consortium consists of 15 partners from
8 EU countries.