Maritime UK South West May Newsletter 2021

Newsletter | May 2021

THIS MONTH…

  • Maritime UK SW Clean Maritime Summit
  • Tidal Stream Supply Chain Events
  • Funding for Innovation – Horizon Europe
  • Clean Mobility and the race towards zero emission transportation
  • Second Round of ‘Global-X’ Challenge
  • Specialist Support for SW Marine Exporters
  • The Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Program
  • and much much more…go on scroll down!

Maritime UK SW Clean Maritime Summit

Maritime UK SW are planning a Clean Maritime Summit on Friday 18th June to bring together ports, harbours, marinas, manufacturers, research, government and end users with the aim building a roadmap to achieve net zero in the South West ocean economy. The Clean Maritime Summit will host sector experts to present the challenges and opportunities for different parts of the SW ocean economy to decarbonise and design a regional roadmap.

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Tidal Stream Supply Chain Events

Two supply chain webinars events are planned on the 10th and 15th June where project and technology developers from tidal stream sites across the Channel in France and the UK will share the details of their forthcoming development and procurement plans.

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Funding for Innovation – Horizon Europe

The UK is able to take part in the Horizon Europe program. UK organisations will be able to access the €95.5Bn research and innovation programme on equivalent terms as those from Member States. A summary of forthcoming calls is listed in the full article. MUKSW will also host a SW briefing on 20th May.

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Clean Mobility and the race towards zero emission transportation.

On Thursday 13th May, EXIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology) will be returning with a virtual event exploring Clean Mobility and the race towards zero emission transportation.

This knowledge sharing & business engagement session will run from 10am – 12pm, focusing on the challenges, innovations and opportunities for zero emission transport, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and regional carbon neutral ambitions.

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Office of Naval Research Global Launches Second Round of ‘Global-X’ Challenge Focused on Polar Science

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global, in its sustained mission to become the partner of choice for the worldwide international Science and Technology (S&T) community, will launch the second round of Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $500,000, to encourage groundbreaking research from all around the world.

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Specialist Support for SW Marine Exporters

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have a marine sector specialist to help businesses across the Great South West (covering the Heart of the South West, Dorset and Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEPs) looking to export their products and services internationally.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants

Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants

Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.
Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:
The arts, design and media
Creative industries
Science or engineering

Closing date: 26/05/2021

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The Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Program

The Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme is a new funding call which has been announced by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It reflects the UK Government’s target for floating offshore wind to deliver 1GW of energy by 2030.

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Green hydrogen from offshore wind and its vital role in our Net-Zero future

Article written by Maritime UK SW Steering Group Member Simon Cheeseman, Marine-i Partner, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult published on the Marine-i website.

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Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

The aim of this £22M competition is to address key research and development opportunities in the UK power electronics, machines, and drives (PEMD) supply chain to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. This is to facilitate UK niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in PEMD.

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Unique environmental sampling technology helps maritime ports to detect, monitor and manage their marine environments

Maritime UK SW Sponsor, Applied Genomics, based at Brixham Environmental Lab, have developed a sensitive environmental DNA Sampling tool which acts as an early warning system helping maritime ports to detect, monitor and manage invasive non-native marine organisms which potentially threaten the marine environment in ports and their surrounding coastal waters.

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