The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest £12 million in innovative feasibility studies and pre-deployment projects. This competition is part of a suite of interventions to be launched by the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE). UK SHORE aims to transform the UK into a global leader in the design and manufacturing of clean maritime technology.
The Clean Maritime Demonstration Round 2 competition has two strands:
Your project must:
Your project can start by 1 January 2023.
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a project or your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead organisation, your partner organisation must be one of the following:
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead organisation to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
This strand 2 of the competition is funding agile technology demonstrations and pre-deployment testing of clean maritime technologies.
Your project must design, develop and test novel clean maritime technologies focused for on-vessel technologies or shoreside infrastructure including at ports and harbours.
If your project is focused on on-vessel technologies, you must only involve factory or dry dock testing. Your project must not plan to test technologies in the water as part of this project. In water demonstrations will be part of future projects which may be funded as part of later CMDC competitions.
You must plan for the real world demonstration or deployment developed in your project to be operational in water by March 2025.
Your project must:
Technologies for all sizes and categories of maritime vessel are in scope. Solutions can be suitable for one target size of vessel or multiple. Pleasure and commercial vessels are in scope.
Where a project intends to utilise a vessel, the vessel should be a United Kingdom Ship, as defined in 85(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, or you must provide justification for use of a non-United Kingdom Ship in your application.
All ports and harbours are in scope, including infrastructure for freight, passenger, pleasure and commercial vessels.
We strongly encourage projects from around the UK to support boosting jobs and economic growth, including from ports, vessel operators, vessel manufacturers and their supply chain. We welcome projects from areas with existing clean maritime expertise or co-located in clusters of renewable energy production and usage including hydrogen.
You must clearly demonstrate how you will anchor IP generated by the project in the UK and how it will be exploited for the benefit of the UK supply chain in the future.
Once your collaborative R&D project is completed, you are expected to be capable of progressing to the point that you are investment and construction ready.
At the end of your collaborative R&D project, you must:
We want to fund a portfolio of projects across the two competition strands. This will include a variety of technologies, markets, technological maturities and research categories.
Innovate UK and DfT reserves the right to prioritise projects within specific themes where necessary.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following technology themes.
Prioritised technology themes:
Vessel low and zero emission technologies:
Port and shoreside, including offshore solutions: