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.