Eleven projects to help promote technological innovation in UK Maritime have been awarded £1.5m as part of the Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call.
The Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT), will help develop technological innovation that improves UK Maritime services and operations.
Out of 59 submissions, 11 were selected for funding by independent reviewers. Criteria included their strategic fit with Maritime 2050 and its Technology and Innovation Route Map, value for money, innovation and benefits to maritime operations and services.
The following organisations were awarded a grant:
- Autonomous Devices Limited
- City College Plymouth
- Create Technologies Ltd
- Jebb Smith Ltd
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Marico Marine Ltd.
- Newcastle Marine Services Ltd
- PicSea Ltd
- Solent University
- University of Liverpool
- University of Plymouth
Details of the successful projects can be found here.
The press release article can be found here.
This funding will help ensure the sustainability of our great maritime nation. Through collaborative development of innovative technologies, there is an opportunity to build a world leading industry that is fit for the future using the wealth of our maritime knowledge and expertise.
MarRI-UK champions collaboration between companies, academia and Government and is based at the University of Strathclyde. The coordination of research across the maritime sector tackles technology and innovation challenges, and is underpinned by Government and industry initiatives, investment and support.