Save the Date: Final Conference of the EU-funded project RAMSSES

After four and a half years of research and development of several solutions for lightweighting ships, the EU-funded project RAMSSES (Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships) will end in November 2021. The RAMSSES consortium includes 36 partners comprising shipyards, ship owners, classification societies, material and technology suppliers, part manufacturers, naval architects, and engineering offices as well as R&D centres and universities.

On 17th of November 2021, the RAMSSES partners are inviting to the final conference to share project outcomes and impacts. The event will be a unique opportunity to discuss pioneering solutions for a challenging topic of the maritime industry with major representatives from across Europe. Project experts will share their experiences and good practices with composite, metallic and multi-material solutions. The session will among others provide in-depth information on design, process engineering, testing and validation.

RAMSSES will show achievements derived from the development and demonstration of 13 specific lightweight solutions for particular application cases. Beyond that, the project consortium will demonstrate its contribution towards improving the innovation capabilities of the European maritime industry in general. This includes 13 different demonstration cases and the ‘Smart Track to Approval’, a concept to improve the efficiency in the innovation and approval process, as well as achievements in terms of enhanced structures for networking and knowledge exchange. Keynote speeches and a panel discussion with key representatives from the maritime industry will round off the program.

The conference will be organised back-to-back with a public seminar by the European Network for Lightweight Applications at Sea (E-LASS). On 18th of November 2021,
E-LASS will host its 15th seminar on maritime lightweight.

You are invited to mark 17th and 18th of November 2021 in your calendars. Depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ultimate decision about the format – physical event in Genoa, Italy, or web meeting – will be taken later this summer. More information as well as the agenda will follow soon. To receive future updates, send an e-mail to

Please feel free to forward this Save the Date to your colleagues and business partners.

We look forward to having you join us.

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