Sustainable Shipbuilding Concepts
04.06.2020 – 31.12.2022
Budget UTU: 691 617 €
Sustainable Shipbuilding Concepts project focuses on creating sustainability based value in shipbuilding through designing more sustainable concepts for cruise ships and related systems in a way that the complete network can contribute into more sustainable business processes including material selection, design, manufacturing, social aspects and features. The goal is to generate new business processes that bring such sustainability benefits that can be quantified and which help actors to strengthen their foresight and adaptation abilities in the often-changing sustainability-framework. In addition, the goal is to stimulate the whole shipbuilding community’s understanding on how sustainable shipbuilding practices and effective communication of lean and sustainable solutions can increase the resilience and collaborativeness of the regional shipbuilding community.
The project focuses on research related supply network’s capabilities to utilize sustainability arguments for long-term strategic gains. Implementing collaborative foresight and early supplier integration practices promotes generation of new supplier-driven ideas for sustainability innovations. The participating companies have expressed the need to model and prove the environmental impacts of their products or systems for their communication. Development of new digital and virtual tools support more efficient business processes and illustration of sustainability benefits.
This project is a collaborative consortium project led by research organizations, University of Turku and VTT, including multiple parallel projects from industry stakeholders throughout the value chain. The publications from our previous project of the same research area, SUSTIS, can be found from this link.
Press release : (FIN) Uusista menetelmistä lisää vastuullisuutta laivanrakentamiseen
- Department of Computing (UTU)
- Centre for Collaborative Research (CCR)
- Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Industry and Supporting Partners
- Evac Oy
- Lautex Oy
- Meriteollisuus ry
- Meyer Turku Oy
- Oy NIT Naval Interior Team Ltd.
- Paattimaakarit Oy
- Piikkio Works Oy
- Royal Caribbean Group
- Press release : (FIN) Uusista menetelmistä lisää vastuullisuutta laivanrakentamiseen
A Comparison of One- and Two-handed Gesture User Interfaces in Virtual Reality – A Task Based ApproachMultimodal Technologies and Interaction2 February 2024
Virtual Reality Applied to Design Reviews in ShipbuildingIn publication process
Adapting to the unknown – the challenges of orchestrating open eco-innovation in shipbuildingIn publication process
Futures literacy in collaborative foresight networks: The case of advancing sustainable shipbuilding in FinlandIn publication process
Futures Literacy in Collaborative Foresight Networks: Advancing Sustainable ShipbuildingEmpowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research, Turku14–16 June 2023Submitted
Bringing Sustainability to Shipbuilding Through Supplier Integration – Findings from SusCon-projectCCR Insights 1/2023, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku2023
Creating futures images for sustainable cruise ships: Insights on collaborative foresight for sustainability enhancementFutures, 135, 1028732022
Orchestrating in Business Networks to enhance the co-creation of eco-innovations(abstract) in The 38th Annual IMP conference in Florence, ItalyAugust 2022
Orchestrating in a Shipbuilding Network to foster the co-creation of eco-innovations(abstract) in Sustainability Science Days 2022 conference in HelsinkiMay 2022
Dynamics of co-creating sustainable innovations in an international project business network – The role of hub company in shipbuilding industry context48th AIB UK & Ireland Conference in Reading, UK8-9 April 2022
A Comparison of Gesture and Controller-based User Interfaces for 3D Design Reviews in Virtual RealityHawaii International Conference on System Sciences4 Jan 2022
Forward-looking sustainability agency for developing future cruise shipsSustainability, 12(22), 1–202020