The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects.
The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector as set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and support the transition to Net Zero by 2050.
Seeking solutions for all sizes and categories of maritime vessels. Solutions can be suitable for one target size or multiple sizes of vessels. All ports and harbours are in scope, including infrastructure for both freight and leisure.
Encourage projects from around the UK to support boosting jobs and economic growth, including:
Your project must:
Projects can start from 1 September 2021.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Strand 2 focuses on industrial research and experimental development projects.
Your project must design, develop and test novel clean maritime or smart shipping technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions:
You can include autonomous vessels as identified in the Technology and Innovation in UK Maritime Route Map and wind power, where these deliver energy efficiency savings and enable a vessel to be zero emission capable.
Your consortia can include all the necessary partners to achieve the aims of the competition, these can include a representative end user such as a:
Clean maritime and smart shipping technologies for all sizes and categories of maritime vessel are in scope. Solutions can be suitable for one target size of vessel or multiple. Leisure and commercial vessels are in scope.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following themes: