Kiel-Gdansk Market Place – Smart Shipping

Time: 10:00 – 19:00 h

For the first time, the Kieler Marktplatz, the exchange format of business, science and politics, will be hosted as an international event together with the University of Gdańsk.

The Kiel-Gdańsk Market Place will bring together scientists and business partners from the maritime sector. Both cities are active in promoting future concepts for sustainable shipping: smart shipping in a smart harbour, including autonomous shipping, modern energy systems and harbour logistics. Both cities have excellent scientific research and innovative maritime industry. Kiel as host city will present e.g. the "Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network (CAPTN)", establishing an integrated inner-city mobility chain of autonomous clean modes of transport on water and on land. In addition, the Port of Kiel offers groundbreaking activities like the on-shore power terminal.

This event will

  • promote exchange on scientific evidence
  • support networking between Kiel and Gdańsk
  • provide science and business contacts for future cooperation and commercialization of inventions

The program offers

  • presentations + discussion
  • visits (e.g. Port of Kiel on-shore power terminal; Shipbuilding-Streaming lab)
  • reception


  • 10.00 h Welcome
  • Christian Wagner-Ahlfs, Kiel University / KMS

Presentations Kiel

  • CAPTN- INtroducing talk Moderation Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Dirk Nowotka
  • Kiel University, Dept. of Computer Science
  • A lab in the waves- a step towards autonomous shipping
  • Prof. Dr. Hauke Schramm
  • University of Applied Science Kiel, Faculty of applied informatics
  • CAPTN- Integration of 5G in the smart fjord (logistics, transport & sport)
  • Björn Schwarze
  • CEO- Addix

Presentations Gdansk

  • Smart Port- Smart Shipping
  • Dr. Malgorzata Bielenia
  • University of Gdansk
  • Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaboren Trade
  • Baltic Sea & Space Cluster: Smart Shipping in the sea port
  • Marek Grzybowski, Baltic Sea & Space Cluster, President of the Board
  • Discussion
  • Wrap- up with Axel Koch,
  • Kiel University, Research and Innovation, Head of the Transfer Department


12:30- 13: 15 h Lunch


13:30- 18 h Visits (included coffee break)

  • On- shore power terminal- Port of Kiel
  • Ferry transit to East Shore
  • University of Applied Science: Presentation of applied ferry model and recent research
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Hendrik Dankwoski, University of Applied Science, ship design and marine environment protection
  • Ferry transit to West Shore

18.00 Reception and Networking, Seeburg Kiel University


A cooperation of: Kiel University, Maritime Cluster Northern Germany, the nucleus (Wissenschaftszentrum), University of Gdańsk, Baltic Sea & Space Cluster (Poland).


Please register here: Online registration form.


If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Christian Wagner-Ahlfs (Coordinator transdisciplinary research / Kiel Marine Science (KMS), Kieler University) via e-mail:

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