DfT/MarRI-UK Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Funding Opportunity Call

  • Published: 30th September 2019
  • Category: Policy Updates
  • Committees: Safety & Environment, Offshore Panel, Harbour Towage

The Chamber has been informed by the Department for Transport (DfT) about the joint DfT/MarRI-UK Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call, which aims to fund innovative maritime projects that align with the ambitions set out in Maritime 2050 and the Technology route-map (focused on autonomy).

Maritime 2050 set out a long-term vision for the future of the UK maritime sector. The maritime sector is likely to undergo significant changes as technology revolutionises the way the sector operates and environmental concerns create new and more stringent requirements for the maritime industry.

The Department for Transport (DfT) is keen to continue to engage with industry to promote the development of technological innovation in UK maritime. For this reason, the DfT is launching a call of £1M called the Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Call. The call will fund innovative solutions within mid Technology Readiness Level (TRL 3-7) to demonstrate potential applications for innovative technology or for proof of concept of new ideas in this field. £1M is available for competition, which will be administered by MarRI-UK.

More information about the call and how to apply for it can be found here: https://www.marri-uk.org/funding-opportunities/technology-and-innovation-in-uk-maritime-call

The DfT has announced the launch of its Expression of Interest competition for this Department for Transport (DfT) funding, which will be administered by MarRI-UK, is now open for submission and will be open until 12pm Friday 20th December 2019.