Vessel Efficiency II - better systems at sea
Tue, 07 January 2014
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £3m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of systems that can reduce emissions and improve efficiency of marine vessels.
The aim of the competition is to build collaboration across the marine and maritime sector, improving the viability of supply chains, ensuring continuity of supply, and creating opportunities for smaller businesses.
We are seeking proposals from companies that are targeting the leisure, naval and commercial/merchant marine markets, and that have expertise in voyage performance management and vessel system technologies.
Proposals must be collaborative and business-led. We expect to fund industrial research projects, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs).
We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £500k to £1.5m.
This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 6 January 2014. The deadline for all expressions of interest is noon on 5 March 2014.
A briefing event for potential applicants will be held on 14 January 2014 and consortium-building events will be held before the competition opens.
Key features: Investment of up to £3m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of systems that can reduce emissions and improve efficiency of marine vessels.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £3m
Registration closes: 26 Feb 2014
Closes: 05 Mar 2014
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close 1 week before the competition application deadline
To find out more or to register follow the link below: https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/vessel-efficiency-ii-better-systems-at-sea?p_p_auth=Woadikc2