KTN MarRI-UK CLEAN MARITIME INNOVATION
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MariRI is a collaborative innovation vehicle for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. They focus on research and innovation within mid TRL (3 – 7) levels to address the opportunities between "discovery and research" and "commercialisation" of Maritime Technologies and Systems.
MarRI-UK is an open tier-level membership organisation, for UK companies and researchers.
To support this, the Department for Transport (DfT), is launching an innovation call of £1M called the Clean Maritime Innovation Call. The call will fund technology, process innovations or services within mid TRL (TRL 3-7) that offer significant improvements to systems, timings, processes or technology for clean maritime services and operations. £1M is available for competition.
This call is administered by MarRI-UK.
This is an Expression of interest (EOI) competition. There are 2 (two) stages and the whole process takes at least 7 (seven) months.
Expression of Interest (EoI): opens for 6 weeks and is reviewed by MarRI-UK only.
Full proposal: invite only, if successful in the expression of interest stage.
This is an Expression of Interest (EoI) competition. Successful applicants will be invited to submit full proposal (Stage 2). A decision to proceed to Stage 2 will depend on the outcomes from this EoI. Changes from your EoI to proposal will be monitored. Unjustified major change is not acceptable.
It is the applicants’ responsibility to be State Aid compliant and demonstrate their bid falls under the General Block Exemption Rules (GBER) for State Aid compliance. Please take legal advice if unsure.
It could also be to fund some of the project, in the case of smaller business, but receive the bulk of the funding from us.
In any case a business case for how they will match fund, or why they cannot, should be submitted alongside the bid.
70% for a small business, with 30% from the bidder,
Business size definition:
21 October: Invitation to submit full proposal release, submission for full proposal open
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Call for Proposals
- £1M is available to fund technology, process innovations or services within mid TRL (TRL 3-7) that offer significant improvements to systems, timings, processes or technology for clean maritime services and operations.
The above call is in addition to European H2020 calls where sums are larger for more comprehensive projects. The Commission, like the UK's DOT, hopes to generate new knowledge and technologies, for a strong economic impact. For every 100 euro they invest through Horizon 2020, the Commission expect to add 850 euro to their GDP by 2030, creating millions of jobs for Europeans. That is why they have proposed €100 billion for the next Horizon Europe programme, to boost the EU's competitiveness, innovation capacities and scientific excellence.
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