UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for innovative clean maritime projects. This funding is from The Department for Transport.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £12 million
Opens: 25th May 2022
Closes: 13th Jul 2022
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.
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.
Innovate UK 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:
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:
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 aproject.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
There is no limit on how many applications an organisation can submit in this competition, either as a lead or a partner.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that:
Innovate UK have allocated funding from the £12 million budget for innovation projects in this strand 2 of the competition.
Innovate UK and the Department for Transport (DfT) reserves the right to move funding between the two strands of this competition.
DfT and Innovate UK reserves the right to dedicate a proportion of this funding, approximately £3.5 million, to prioritised technology themes for this strand. These technologies are considered strategic areas of importance for the UK.
Approximately £2.5 million will be used to support projects addressing other technology themes.
If the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.