August 2023

Shore Control Centre is initiated

Februar 2023

CAPTN receives federal funding for Förde Areal II

CAPTN Initiative and CAPTN Förde Areal christian electric research vessel MV “Wavelab”

November 2022

CAPTN Initiative and the competence network innocam.NRW decide to intensify cooperation

October 2022

CAPTN AI is approved

CAPTN Flex is approved

CAU receives approval notice from the state of Schleswig-Holstein for the funding of “CAPTN Energy”

June 2022

With the CAPTN office, the CAPTN initiative creates a higher-level contact and coordination point (funded by FIT! funds from the state of Schleswig-Holstein)

December 2021

Start of construction of the CAPTN test vehicle – 21 m catamaran “MS Wavelab” – at the Gebr. Friedrich shipyard in Kiel

CAPTN applies for state funding for the use of artificial intelligence (AI)

CAPTN is applying for funding from the REACT program

November 2021

Federal Minister of Transport hands over funding decision “Förde 5G”

October 2021

Joint event with the European projects Roboat, Netherlands and Seabuz, Norway

September 2021

CAPTN wins the renowned ABC Design Award

May 2021

CAPTN Energy advertises BMBF funding in WIR! program on

April 2021

CAPTN receives funding from the BMVI in the 5G innovation competition

Expert exchange with the competence center for automated and networked mobility in NRW – innocam

March 2021

Federal Minister of Transport hands over funding for CAPTN Förde area to set up a digital test field and to build a test vehicle

October 2020

CAPTN Future cluster strategy submitted

July 2020

CAPTN cooperation with the hydrogen project HyExperts of the KielRegion

June 2020

Joint workshop with the Hamburg hySOLUTIONS initiative

May 2020

Transdisciplinary workshop on the design of the test vehicle

January 2020

CAPTN receives state funding to set up an innovation-oriented network

December 2019

CAPTN receives funding for a concept for the implementation of autonomous mobility on the Kiel Fjord – Fjord 5G

May 2019

CAPTN ferry design collects international awards – VDID Newcomers Award, DDC University Award

CAPTN presents itself at the “Best of Future Energies Summit” of the Tagesspiegel in Berlin

March 2019

In cooperation with the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, groundbreaking visualizations of possible ferries are created

February 2019

16 working groups from different departments at the University of Kiel are already participating in CAPTN

September 2018

First autonomous vehicles on campus

CAPTN presents itself at the leading international trade fair for the maritime economy SMM

May 2018

CAU participates in internal joint project SCAS for the development of systems and components for autonomous shipping


First research collaborations on autonomous mobility in Schleswig-Holstein