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Industrial Partner Visit Throwback

Back in January 2020, our partners at USTRATH had visited the premises at Naval Architecture Services Ltd. The VENTuRE project was still in its infancy, with the partners discussing future efforts during a brief tour around the site.

VENTuRE releases its First Annual Brochure

VENTuRE is proud to present its first annual brochure! Click the download button below!

VENTuRE wins the Horizon 2020 Blue Award

On the 26th of October, the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) announced the Horizon 2020 Awards. The premise was to reward Maltese beneficiaries for having participated in research and innovation projects within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The scheme recognised the achievements in nine different award categories, eight for legal entities and one for individual…
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Online Winter School – Marine Applications of CFD

Through the month of February, the VENTuRE project was proud to present an online winter school tackling the implementation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for marine applications. Presented by Dr Yigit Demirel & Dr Soonseok Song, this course aimed to train researchers in the practical aspect of a CFD software (STAR-CCM+) for the maritime industry.…
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VENTuRE wins research funding from the 6th Maritime Seed Awards

On the 2nd of September 2020, the sixth edition of the Maritime Seed Awards (MarSA) pledged to support five teams of entrepreneurs and researchers working in the maritime field in the development of their proposals, taking them from concept to commercialisation. The funds were awarded through a collaboration between Transport Malta and the University of…
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One year on: VENTuRE’s Research Groups, Specialist Courses & Networking Activity

Kicked off in January 2020, the VENTuRE project (a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design of energy Efficient sea-fairing vessels) continues successfully despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted the physical activities, but it did not affect the extensive collaborative endeavours between the University of Malta,…
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VENTuRE Networking Workshop 2020

The VENTuRE project members have organised the first annual networking workshop, which was held online on Thursday, 10 December 2020. The workshop consisted of two seminars. 12:30 – 13:00 (CET): “Assessment of the current practices and local needs for developing smart antifouling strategies towards energy-efficient fishing boats in Turkey”. A project funded by Scottish Funding…
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Times of Malta: Maritime & Logistics Supplement

Our latest dissemination endeavour in the Times of Malta on the 7th of October! “Funded by the European Commission, the VENTuRE project – a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design ofenergy Efficient sea-fairing vessels – is coordinated by the University of Malta, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The University team members are Prof.…
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VENTuRE: Setting Sail for Maritime Research

Kicked off in January 2020, the VENTuRE project – a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design of energy Efficient sea-faring vessels – set up an extensive period of collaborative endeavours, through workshops, meetings, and conferences within its first six months, in an effort to develop appropriate proficiency in experimentation and numerical analysis for the…
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Effect of Biofouling on Ship Performance and Energy Efficiency

Marine biofouling is an increasing problem from both economic and environmental points of view in terms of increased fuel consumption, increased GHG emissions and transportation of harmful non-indigenous species. The fuel consumption of a ship is strongly influenced by her frictional resistance, which is directly affected by the roughness of the hull’s surface, i.e. biofouling.…
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