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The EU wants to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. A shift from road to water could bring this goal closer, but so far inland shipping has not been used uniformly well across Europe, says Matthias Prandtstetter of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). The AIT is one of the 27 project partners in the Innovation Driven Collaborative European Inland Waterways Transport Network (IW-NET) project, which develops and tests various innovations for European inland navigation. Together they want to contribute to a sustainable, future-oriented freight transport network. Prandtstetter tells Innovation Origins about this initiative.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.