Andreas Burmester becomes CAPTN’s economic spokesman

10. May 2023

The CAPTN initiative has recently apointed a spokesperson for economic interests: Andreas Burmester (59) joined the innovation network in May 2023 and represents it along with Prof. Dr. Dirk Nowotka as scientific spokesman. With his many years of experience in business and his commitment to environmentally friendly solutions, Burmester will play an important role in the further development of the CAPTN initiative.

“With Andreas Burmester, we were able to position our desired candidate in this important position,” says Dr. Wiebke Müller-Lupp, scientific director of the Science Hub Kiel and co-initiator of the CAPTN initiative. “It is important for us to convince not only science and research, but also industry of the potential of our initiative. With Andreas Burmester, we have found a speaker who has long been committed to our comprehensive and sustainable mobility concept.

Burmester stated: “I am excited to join the CAPTN Initiative and work with the team to advance sustainable mobility solutions. The CAPTN Initiative has already made significant progress and I look forward to working with companies and organizations to advance the commercial implementation of the ferry and other sustainable mobility solutions.” Burmester’s responsibilities will also include liaising with other potential industry partners and institutes, as well as seeking funding and the design of the value chain. Furthermore, Burmester will act as a mentor for start-up projects of the CAPTN initiative. In addition, he will act as a consultant and promoter for all economic activities arising from the CAPTN initiative within the scope of his personal qualifications and skills.

A trained fitter and mechanical engineer, he has had an extensive career in the maritime industry: He worked for 34 years at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH (TKMS) and its predecessor Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) – 15 years of which he spent in various management positions. With his international network in business, science, politics and administration, he is uniquely qualified for this task. He currently works as an independent consultant for the maritime industry.

(This article was translated with the help of DeepL.)