UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £34 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £34 million
Opens: 2nd Aug 2023
Closes: 27th Sep 2023
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Department for Transport to invest up to £34 million in innovation projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
These will be to develop and deploy real world operational demonstrations of clean maritime solutions as well as carry out innovative feasibility studies and pre-deployment trials.
The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) Round 4 is part of a suite of interventions 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, pre-deployment trials and feasibility studies into clean maritime technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The aim of strand 3 is to fund detailed feasibility studies and plans for innovative technology demonstrations of scalable clean maritime solutions.
For a feasibility study proposal, your project must undertake a technical and economic feasibility study associated with the development and real world demonstration of on-vessel technologies, infrastructure technologies or both.
For pre-deployment trials, your proposal must design, develop and test novel clean maritime technologies focused for on-vessel technologies or infrastructure technologies or both.
If your pre-deployment trial 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.
Your project must:
At the end of your project, you must:
This competition is split into 3 strands:
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
Vessel low and zero emission technologies:
Projects developing 100% battery electric solutions for vessels less than 24 metres need to show clearly how their project is novel and how it addresses limitations with existing electric vessel solutions.
Infrastructure technologies including offshore solutions:
Projects focused on shore power technology need to show clearly how their project is novel and how it addresses limitations with existing shore power 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 and Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian and Belarusian source.
If your project’s total costs or start date falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to email@example.com at least 10 working days before the competition closes.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Trust ports and Municipal ports will be treated as businesses.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
To be an eligible collaboration, the lead and at least one other organisation must apply for funding when entering their costs into the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
12 July 2023 – In person briefing event: register to attend
2 August – Competition opens
27 September 2023 11.00am – Competition Closes
4 December 2023 – Applicants notified
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.