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Maritime

As an island nation the UK has traditionally been a leading player in the global maritime industry.

The maritime industry is critical to the UK economy with approximately 95% of all imports and exports transported by sea, including 25% of the UK’s energy supply, and 48% of the country’s food supplies. Maritime business services directly contribute £2 billion gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy; this is expanded to £5 billion GVA if the wider impacts of the sector are considered.

In addition to freight and goods movements the UK has a significant maritime tourism and leisure industry which was valued at £3.12 billion in 2017. The UK has a thriving and growing cruise sector with 1.96 million cruises sold in the UK in 2017, half of which started at a British port.

The UK is also a world leader in maritime services such as insurance, regulation and certification with London being the global hub for all such services.

 

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

To celebrate the success of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition KTN, on behalf of the Department for Transport and Innovate UK, have collated a series of videos into an online showcase highlighting all the innovative projects winning a share of the £23m funding. These projects represent some of the best examples of UK organisations being world leaders in clean smart maritime technologies of the future which will springboard the UK maritime sector’s transition towards Net Zero.

Browse the videos here.

Our Maritime Expert

Matthew Moss

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Funding Opportunities

Technology and solutions to enhance the capability of Maritime Mission Systems

The iX Challenge competition, delivered by KTN, is supporting BAE Systems Surface Ships to identify innovative solutions to enhance and enrich the Maritime Mission Systems marketplace. Top-performing solutions will be invited to participate in a Codeathon within a warship environment alongside those with the keys to the vessels concerned. New market entrants are encouraged.

Opens: 06/09/2021 Closes: 28/01/2022

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Driving the Electric Revolution: Building Talent for the Future 2

Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4.5 million in projects to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) manufacturing and supply chains.

Opens: 10/01/2022 Closes: 02/02/2022

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Recorded: 20th May

Engage with...RNLI

Join this webinar to hear how RNLI offers a relatively unique position of in-house maritime engineering, design and build in our factories coupled with operation, maintenance and disposal, giving a whole life perspective for trials and collaboration for the electrification of marine-based emergency services.

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News

17.11.2021

CyberASAP Alumni Insights: “Be positive and believe that your idea has potential”

In this edition of the CyberASAP Alumni Series, we sit down with Kevin Forshaw, Co-Founder of MaCRA (Maritime Cyber Risk Assessment) to discuss their commercialisation journey to date and cyber security in the maritime sector.

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15.11.2021

KTN launches online showcase of Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition winners

In September the winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition were announced. KTN, on behalf of the Department for Transport and Innovate UK, has collated a series of videos into an online showcase highlighting all the innovative projects winning a share of the £23m funding.

Read more