UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £60 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £60 million
Opens: 29th Sep 2022
Closes: 9th Nov 2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Department for Transport (DfT) to invest up to £60 million in innovation projects. These will be to develop and deploy real world operational demonstrations of clean maritime solutions.
The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) Round 3 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 aim of this competition is to fund real world demonstrations of clean maritime technologies in an operational setting.
Your demonstration project must develop, test and deploy novel clean maritime technologies focused on on-vessel technologies or shoreside or offshore infrastructure including at ports, harbours and wind farms.
Projects that aim to simultaneously demonstrate vessels and infrastructure together must apply into Strand 2 of the competition. If you are in any doubt about which strand to apply into, you must check by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before the competition closes. If you apply into the wrong strand, you will be ineligible and your application will not be assessed.
Your demonstration must include the technology or vessel being used in a representative real world operational environment for a period of at least 4 weeks. There is no fixed definition of how projects must undertake their demonstration and use this minimum 4 week period because it will depend on your project, technology and what is required to prove its performance.
Innovate UK strongly encourage projects to utilise this minimum 4 week period fully and to gather as much performance data as possible.
Your project must:
For further information on the competition, please see guidance notes here
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
Vessel low and zero emission technologies:
Port and shoreside, including offshore solutions:
Your project must:
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 or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian or Belarusian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
This competition allows Trust Ports to apply as a business of any size.
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 are:
Up to £60 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects across both strands of this competition. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
Innovate UK and the Department for Transport (DfT) reserves the right to move funding between the two strands of this competition.
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:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, 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.