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The initiative “ELMAR – Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains and sales markets for boats and ships with electric propulsions” deals with marine electric mobility from a business development perspective. Companies originating from the South Baltic region are already present in the electric boats & ships market and supply chains, some of them reaching also other regions, beyond the South Baltic area.

The project aims to support SMEs at emerging the international supply chains as well as accessing  foreign sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions. In order to provide a relevant support to the companies, the project partners conduct the following activities:

  • Provision of the relevant knowledge on marine e-mobility and orientation for business development – e.g. through sales market analyses & study tours to real world examples;
  • Support of SMEs with know-how on product development – e.g. through seminars, construction of boats with electric propulsion, built within a transparent construction process;
  • Development of business directory on the suppliers of products and services for the electric water mobility sector, organization of business events facilitating B2B matchmaking (including, meetings);
  • Assistance at promoting products and services at foreign sales markets and actions stimulating development of the internal market within the South Baltic Area (e.g. feasibility studies, dialog events with buyers, study visits);

Project consortium consists of the partners from Germany, Poland and Lithuania, representing regional development agencies, scientific institutions, branch associations of the yacht technology suppliers, owners of the historical ships as well as electric boat producers:

  • Economic Development Corporation Vorpommern (Germany) – Lead Partner
  • Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Polish Sailing Cluster (Poland)
  • Yacht Technology Association (Poland)
  • Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)
  • Electrotechnical Institute (Poland)
  • Klaipeda University (Lithuania)
  • Traditional and Historical Ships’ Association Lithuania
  • Green Boats (Lithuania)
  • Motus Foundation (Poland)


The project is co-financed by the  INTERREG South Baltic Programme

Project total budget: 1 814 270 €

South Baltic Programme support: 1 542 129 €

Project implementation period: 17.08.2017 – 16.08.2020