About MarRI-UK

We are a collaborative innovation vehicle for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. We will focus on research and innovation within mid TRL (3 – 7) levels to address the opportunities between "discovery and research" and "commercialisation" of Maritime Technologies and Systems. Learn more about us and how to get involved as a member.


Why join MarRI-UK?

  • Engage in multi-disciplinary research to achieve effective solutions
  • Accelerate technological innovation, optimising impact across the sector
  • Develop practical, flexible/ responsive solutions for the maritime sector
  • Achieve sector integration between industry representative, organisations, and academia
  • Enhance the reputation of the maritime sector within the UK global economies.

Year zero membership

MarRI-UK is now open for year zero membership. There are two types of membership:

  • Industry Membership
  • University Membership

Further information can be found here

How to join MarRI-UK

Please complete our Membership Enquiry Form, and we will be in touch.

MarRI-UK Nominated for Green4Sea Initiative Award

We’re excited to announce that Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) has been nominated for the 2020 Green4Sea Initiative Award at this year's Safety4Sea awards! We have made it this far but to win we will need both your vote and help in spreading the word around. The award will go to the nominee with the most public votes between now and 14th February 2020.

MarRI-UK is nominated along with four major international organisations from around the world that was deemed sparking, realising, or significantly contributing to any initiative towards green shipping. We face some real fierce competition but we know that with the support of the UK Maritime community, we will have a real chance at winning this award.

To vote, here’s what you have to do. It literally takes only a few seconds:

Thank you in advance!

The MarRI-UK Team



Clean Maritime Call Stage One Outcome Announced!

Opened in 29th July 2019 and closed on 25th October 2019, the first stage of the Clean Maritime Call has been significantly oversubscribed. We are very pleased to see the enthusiasm of the maritime community for this funding call. Fifty-five (55) Expression of Interests (EoIs) were received with a total project value of £37M and funding request of £8.7M. The standard of the EoI applications were high, and it was difficult to decide between the numerous excellent projects.

Key topics of the EoIs were around Clean Fuels (Ammonia, Biomass, Hydrogen) for large marine engines, Electric Propulsion, Vessel Efficiency (antifouling, autonomy, design, operations, etc.) and Wind Power. After being assessed by a team of independent reviewers from industry, academia, and government, twenty-five (25) EoIs with a total project value of £12M and funding request of over £4M, were selected to advance to the second stage and invited to submit full proposals. We wish the best of luck to all who submitted bids.