The European Boat Design Innovation Group (EBDIG), aims to make the European Boat Design industry more competitive in the international marketplace by providing online training material for designers working within the industry. The objective of EBDIG is to transfer advanced manufacturing and design methodologies and technology from the automotive sector into the marine sector in order to facilitate design innovation and a competitive advantage.

This Leonardo funded project will create innovative learning materials for employees working within the marine industry and a networking framework. By transferring embedded practices within the automotive industry through courses in design visualisations, ergonomics, telematics and sustainable materials. This is delivered by an interactive web based Digital Innovation Studio. The advisory group for the project includes RINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects) .