HM government ERDF
Home > News > News/Blog > Maritime UK launch Clean Maritime Competition

Maritime UK launch Clean Maritime Competition

In November 2020, the UK Prime Minister announced the government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

The plan sets out activity and investment from the UK government to support the transition to Net Zero. On maritime, the plan recognises the need to provide specific and additional support to the sector, in a similar manner to which it supports aviation: 

The plan includes a specific funding commitment: Greener maritime: £20 million for a competition to develop clean maritime technology. 

This Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition builds on the vision set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and underlines the government’s commitment to addressing emissions from this sector. 

This one-year ‘springboard programme’ will lay the foundation for a network of real-world projects to kick-start government investment in decarbonising the maritime sector ahead of COP26.

A Zoom webinar for marine businesses in the South West will take place on 27th January, from 3pm to 4pm and will be led by Kevin Forshaw of Maritime UK.

The webinar will explain the background to the Clean Maritime competition and how to take advantage of the opportunity, as well as exploring the initiatives and projects which are happening in the region to help us get to Net Zero.

Prof Lars Johanning of University of Exeter, Programme Director for Marine-i, says: “This is a really exciting initiative which represents an exciting opportunity for innovative marine tech businesses to help us move towards Net Zero.”

The Zoom link is here

Meeting ID: 848 6191 0408
Passcode: 964464 m