CAPTN Energy is calling for innovative project ideas. The topic area focuses on the design of supply chains that enable the supply of maritime consumers with renewable energies. These project ideas are an important part of the innovation concept with which CAPTN Energy aims to become one of the regions in Germany to receive BMBF funding of 15 million euros for six years. The idea outlines can be submitted online until 16 August 2021. The complete call for ideas with all the information is available here.

The CAPTN Energy innovation alliance emerged as part of the funding line “WIR! Change through Innovation in the Region” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The alliance aims to establish ways for the generation, storage, transmission, utilisation as well as security of supply of renewable energies for maritime applications within the region of the Kiel Fjord and the Kiel Canal.

By November 2021, an innovation concept will have been developed describing the further procedure on how the area of interest can be cultivated through concrete projects together with all interested partners from spring 2022 onwards in the then coming six years, whereas the overall goal is to achieve higher added value and to strengthen our region. If the concept convinces the BMBF, it will provide the alliance with up to 15 million euros in funding to implement the conceived measures by 2027. Let us all seize this opportunity together!


The BMBF has funded the development of an implementation concept from March to November 2021 with over 250,000 Euro.


  • Kiel University
  • Kiel University of Applied Sciences
  • ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems