New marine and maritime funding competition opening soon

You may have read our previous news item about our Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, attending the Marine Competitions and Consortia/Networking Event in Liverpool a few weeks ago (if not, you can read it here.).

Innovate UK - the new name for the Technology Strategy Board and the Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of marine and maritime autonomous systems.

The aim of the competition is to build collaboration to meet the technological challenges and opportunities afforded by the increasing use of autonomous systems across the industry.

The two-stage competition, opens for applicants next week (on 13th October 2014) and the deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 26th November 2014.

More information about this funding opportunity is available at the competition briefing event taking place on 15th October. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to receive first hand information about the competition - its scope, application process, key dates etc. as well as meet and network with peers, market leaders & innovators in the marine industry.

For more information about this competition and/or if you have a marine or maritime project and are interested in collaborating with the NCC, please contact

 +44 (0) 117 370 7600