Piraeus, Greece  – The kick-off meeting of the COREALIS project, in which the Valenciaport Foundation participates, took place on May 7-8 in Athens. The 17 project partners had the opportunity to interact and define the vision, mission and operational plan of this initiative.

COREALIS, a project funded by the H2020 Program of the European Commission under the “Port of the Future” call, proposes an innovative and strategic framework for the management of current and future capacity of ports, traffic, as well as related challenges with efficiency and the environment. This scheme is supported by disruptive technologies, including IoT (internet of things), data analysis, state-of-the-art traffic management systems and 5G networks. The main objectives of the COREALIS innovations are to increase efficiency and optimize the capacity of port infrastructures, seeking economic viability, respecting the principles of the circular economy and favouring port-city integration.

During the project start-up meeting, the leaders of the 10 work packages explained their roles and responsibilities to prepare the way for the ports of the future. The main objective of the meeting was to provide a complete vision of the project, focusing on the innovations of the same as well as the expectations of the “Living Labs” and, finally, to organize the activities of the first semester. The COREALIS partners also had the pleasure of welcoming representatives of the “Docks The Future” and “PIXEL” projects, financed by the same program, at their initial meeting.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion ($95.68 billion) of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Source: PortsEurope