Research, Technology & Innovation

Research, Technology and Innovation

We are active on a number of fronts to assist members with collaborations and accessing funding both in the UK and Europe.

 The Chief Executive currently represents the industry on a number of external bodies including the Interim Strategy Board of MarRI-UK, the Council and Operations Committee of Maritime UK, Chair of the Maritime UK Technology and Innovation Group and Chair of the UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Steering Group, to name a few.

 MarRI-UK (Maritime Research and Innovation UK) has been created to strengthen the collaboration between industry, academia and government to meet the challenges and opportunities in the maritime sector.  Initially set up with funding from the Department for Transport, Babcock International Group and BMT, MarRI-UK has adopted a membership model attractive to all sizes of UK companies with a desire to accelerate their innovation agendas to create world beating products and services.

 The Technology and Innovation Group specifically liaises with government and its agencies, such as Innovate UK and its Knowledge Transfer Networks. This high level involvement enables us to influence future funding calls to the benefit of our members.

 It is key that members have the tools to collaborate with other companies and have access to the necessary funding in order to progress with their research and development within the sector.