Supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme "Business Development and Innovation Croatia"




Project Promoter: MARSERVIS, Croatia


Project description: The main objective is the development and application of the innovative blue product "ECOcube" – an ecological island for the reception of solid waste and wastewater from the vessel and introduction of "ECOcube" as a new product to the enterprise and to the market.

Aim: Reception of solid waste and wastewater from the vessels.

The expected outcomes:

  • Increase in turnover: 114%
  • Increase in net operating profit: 620%
  • Estimated number of jobs created: 2
  • Number of new IPRs: 2
  • Estimated annual decrease of CO2 emissions: – 10.43 t
  • Estimated annual decrease of energy: – 2.16 mW
  • Estimated annual re-use or recycling of material: 3.60 t

The expected outputs:

  • Development of "ECOcube" prototype – developed – completed, tested and validated (in operational environment)
  • Development of "ECOcube" preproduction prototype – innovative bio-materials applied in the production process of "Eco Cube" – innovative technology in production process of "Eco Cube"
  • Application of low-carbon materials in production
  • Application of renewable power sources in product
  • Collection of waste within commercial operations of product
  • Application of solar cells
  • Application of a bio-material
  • Re-use/recycle of collected plastic, glass, paper and metal
  • Development of "ECOcube" will mitigate water pollution through annual re-use of recycling of collected plastic, glass, paper and metal (expected 3.6 tonnes)


A1. Development of ECOcube

  • WP1 – Preparation of the detailed design and documentation of the ecological island
  • WP 2 – Optimization of the production process
  • WP 3 – High-level prototyping
  • WP 4 – Demonstration of an ecological island in an operational environment)

A3. Industrial design and patent application

A4. ECOcube training and fairs

PM1. Project Management and Coordination

P.1. Publicity

Total project value: 370.461 € (MARSERVIS 249.667 €, CSS 120.794 €)

Total grant: 218.000 € (MARSERVIS 146.000 €, CSS 72.000 €)

Project implementation period: 01.05.2023 – 30.04.2024

Phone: +385 98 254 903, e-mail:


An eco-friendly solution for disposing of solid waste and wastewater from

.  Completely autonomous – powered by solar energy through solar panels.
.  Made from natural materials – bio-composite.
.  Can be installed at any protected location near waterways.
.  Visible to all vessels through the AIS system.
.  Capable of accommodating up to 5 tons of solid waste and 8 tons of
.  Offers the option to replenish vessels with desalinated seawater.
.  Full operator supervision and control.

Patent pending.

We are currently in the prototype development phase. For any additional
Information, feel free to contact us at:

Marservis d.o.o.
Tel: +385 (0)52 758 150
Mob: +385 98 254 903