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: Covid-19 Update

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, MarRI-UK has decided to extend the deadline for the Technology and Innovation Call proposal submission by three weeks to the 1st of May 2020 12 mid-day.

At the moment the Project Timeline for both the Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call and the Clean Maritime Call still remains the same, however rest assured that MarRI-UK shall be constantly taking appropriate actions based on the latest government guidance and if there are to be any changes to the current schedule we shall relay them to you as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who has show MarRI-Uk support over the last year. Times may be difficult just now but together we can generate technological innovations that will usher in a better and brighter future for UK Maritime.

If you have any issues or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Stay well and stay safe,

The MarRI-UK Team

Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call Stage One Outcome Announced!

Opening on 30th September 2019 and closing on 20th December 2019, the first stage of the Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call has been significantly oversubscribed. We are very pleased to see the enthusiasm of the maritime community for this funding call. Fifty-nine (59) Expression of Interests (EoIs) were received with a total project value of £11.3M and funding request of £7M. The standard of the EoI applications was high, and it was difficult to decide between the numerous excellent projects.

Key topics of the EoIs included clean maritime, power and propulsion, safe complex systems, smart shipping, and vessel efficiency. After being assessed by a team of independent reviewers from academia, industry, and government, twenty-six (26) EoIs with a total project value of £4.7M and funding request of over £3M, 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.