Maritime UK South West September Newsletter 2021

Newsletter | September 2021

THIS MONTH…

  • MUKSW Clean Maritime Event
  • Aquaculture Conference
  • Feature in the Net Zero Maritime Showcase
  • Offshore Wind Business Transformation Programmes
  • SW Autonomy Cluster Awarded a “High Potential Opportunity”
  • UK and French Tidal Energy Supply Chain Information
  • Plymouth Start Up Weekend
  • Aquaculture Newsletter
  • Set Squared Funding for Scale Ups
  • Blue Planet Fund £500M
  • SW Marine Plan
  • Live Opportunities from Innovate UK

MUKSW NETWORK EVENT: SUPPORTING THE SHIFT TO CLEAN MARINE PROPULSION AND CHARGING IN PLYMOUTH AND SOUTH DEVON

Maritime UK SW and partners will host an event with the ambition of pioneering a non-fossil fuelled marine ecosystem in Plymouth and South Devon. The event will provide technical and market information, examples of market solutions already available, expert support and will establish a peer network to enable businesses to make informed decisions around making the shift, now or in future to electric or hybrid motors and installing charging points.

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MUKSW SOUTH WEST AQUACULTURE NETWORK (SWAN) CONFERENCE 28TH OCTOBER, DORSET

The South West Aquaculture Network (SWAN) is holding its first AGM and conference on Thursday 28th October 2021, at Kingston Maurward College, near Dorchester.

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FEATURE IN MARITIME UK’S #NETZEROMARITIME SHOWCASE

Maritime UK is calling on companies and organisations from across the sector to populate a showcase of projects having a positive impact on the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.

Case studies will be used at London International Shipping Week 2021, COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference and in support of the sector’s Spending Review bid.

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OFFSHORE WIND GROWTH PARTNERSHIP: BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMMES

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a new Business Transformation opportunity, offering up to £700,000 of support to companies which will be delivered by OWGP in partnership with Expert Consultants and Strategic Partners. This funding, combined with existing live Business Transformation opportunities provides support of up to £2.2m.

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SW AUTONOMY CLUSTER AWARDED A “HIGH POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY” TO PROMOTE INWARD INVESTMENT IN THE SECTOR

The award by the Department for International Trade of the High Potential Opportunity in Marine Autonomy  highlights the emerging opportunity in the SW to design, test, validate and manufacture marine autonomous systems in the UK’s largest maritime cluster; meeting growing demand across sectors including Offshore Renewable Energy, Defence, Aquaculture and Shipping.

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CONTRACT INFORMATION FOR UK AND FRENCH TIDAL ENERGY PROJECTS – TIGER SUPPLY CHAIN EVENT SERIES

In 2021 the TIGER tidal energy project organised two supply chain webinars, developed in collaboration with leading tidal energy developers and other industry experts in order to open up supply chains and bring new ideas into the development of tidal stream energy. The events covered a wide range of current and longer term cross sector supply chain opportunities emanating from six tidal energy development sites in France and in the UK.

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CREATIVE MINDS AND BUSINESSES COLLABORATE TO CHAMPION MARINE IDEAS

With an ever-growing network of organisations, entrepreneurs and emerging talent, combined with an exceptional track record in delivering engaging, high-value events, the Plymouth Startup Weekend is back this November with a question for aspiring entrepreneurs and creative thinkers: what innovative Marine themed ideas have you got?

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CEFAS AQUACULTURE NEWSLETTER

Last week Cefas released their latest newsletter relating to aquaculture. Seafood Hazards is one of the four interconnected themes contributing to the goals of the Cefas Science and Evidence Strategy through which we aim to maintain and grow the impact of our science, advice, innovation and collaboration.

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NEW FUNDING FROM SETSQUARED WILL OFFER VITAL SUPPORT FOR UK COMPANIES

More businesses will be able to unlock vital R&D investment support following the announcement of a two year extension to the SETsquared Scale-Up Programme. Businesses in high-growth sectors such as health tech and sustainable tech will now be able to access expert support to raise public and private co-investment into their research and development and innovation.

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SOUTH WEST MARINE PLAN

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to announce the first South West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan was adopted by the Secretary of State in June 2021 by the Right Hon. George Eustice MP, Secretary of State, Defra. The North East, North West and South East Marine Plans were also adopted.

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BLUE PLANET FUND

The UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund supports developing countries to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty.

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INNOVATE UK LIVE OPPORTUNITIES

Innovate UK has a number of funding opportunities currently available which may be of interest to marine businesses. They include the following:

  • Women in Innovation Awards 2021 to 2022
  • Innovate UK Smart Grants
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
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