Ocean Tech Expo 24

26th - 27th June 2024

Ocean Tech Expo

Driving Technology Development for Sustainable Exploitation of the rapidly growing Ocean Economy.

Do business, collaborate, learn and network.


65% of the tickets for the day time event and the the boat trip are gone.

If you want to come, book now!!

The Ocean Tech Expo will build on the success of three previous events and will showcase leading technical capability and near market innovation capable of decarbonising and increasing productivity across a range of offshore activity.

The event will feature 60+ speakers across 2 days and will focus on applications to the most relevant market opportunities for the SW region demonstrating technologies with cross cutting applications across markets including: offshore wind and renewables, defence, aquaculture and fishing and the decarbonisation of the wider maritime sector. 

Ocean Tech Expo is brought to you by Maritime UK SW, a not for profit partnership of business, research and government dedicated to driving forward sustainable growth in the SW ocean economy. All proceeds from the event will be reinvested into the sector. For more information on our work visit the Partner and Sponsor page or click on the link below. 

Gold Sponsors 

Silver Sponsors

  Seiche GroupOffshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Boat Cruise Sponsors

Cattewater Harbour Commissioners

Plenary sessions covering...

  • Innovate UK Round 2 Maritime Launchpad funding plus “how to apply” and “consortia forming sessions
  • Offshore Wind critical innovation needs
  • Meet the Defence Buyers
  • Applications of Marine Autonomy
  • How to access leading maritime research in the SW and UK
  • Maritime Decarbonisation
  • Innovation in Maritime Digitisation
  • Attracting and training the right talent
  • Investment opportunities in: Cornwall, N. Devon, Plymouth and South Devon Freeport and Dorset

Business support sessions covering...

  • The Launch of Round 2 Innovate UK Maritime Launchpad funding and tech specific “How to” and “consortia forming” sessions. 
  • MUKSW Research Partners – highest output of highly cited marine maritime research in the world
  • Putting a funded PHD in your business via Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 
  • Support for innovation via IUK Edge and The Enterprise Europe Network
  • Investment Readiness
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Foot Anstey – High Growth Accelerator
  • Protecting and exploiting your IP

Some of our confirmed speakers...

  • Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Armed Forces Minister, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
  • Sarah Kenny OBE, Chief Executive, BMT
  • Vice Admiral Paul Marshall
  • David K. Browne, Director, Corporate and Social Affairs, MAERSK
  • Steve Wyatt, Director, Strategy & Emerging Technology, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • Vaughan Weighill, Business Development Manager, Celtic Sea, RWE Renewables UK
  • Prof Deborah Greaves OBE, University of Plymouth
  • Vice Admiral Tex Marshall, DE&S DG Ships
  • Richard Powell, Director Strategic Engagement (Maritime), Qinetiq
  • Mike Knott CBE, Senior Maritime Capability Advisor, BAE Systems Maritime & Land. 
  • Tom Rooney, Senior Business Development Manager, Defence, Harland & Wolff
  • Brad Yelland, Chief Technology Officer, Babcock International
  • Prof Chris Smith, Director of the Centre for Future Clean Mobility, University of Exeter
  • Vice Admiral Paul Marshall CB CBE, Director General Ships
  • Cdr Daniel Weil, Co-Director London Tech Bridge, RN Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • Anita Friend, Head of Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
  • Eugene Bari, Chief Executive Officer, Ecomar Propulsion
  • Jake Rigby, Head of Innovation and Research, BMT
  • Matt Bolton, Chief Executive, UKNEST
  • Emma Johnson, Director of Marine Science & Technology Group (MSTG), Maritime Autonomous Systems Group (MASG) and SMIFutures
  • John Chudley, Rector, MLA College

Exhibitors so far...

Commercial opportunities

Exhibition stands and outside space to showcase equipment still available 

Gold Sponsorship still available

Sponsor deadline May 10th.  

Schedule and costs

Weds 26th – Ocean Tech Expo day 1, 10.00- 5.00.  2 Lecture theatres running concurrent sessions, exhibition lunch and refreshments. 

Evening Networking Cruise of Plymouth Sound – 6.30-9.00pm. Onboard buffet and refreshments included, paid bar for alcohol followed by evening drinks at The Boathouse.  

Thurs 27th – Ocean Tech Expo, day 2, 10.00- 5.00.  2 Lecture theatres running concurrent sessions, exhibition lunch and refreshments. 

Half our tickets are now gone so book now! (as of April 20th)

2 day Ocean Tech Expo ticket including food and refreshments. £60 inc VAT for a 2 day ticket or £32.40 for a 1 day ticket.        

200 tickets – 26th – Evening Boat Cruise and dinner. £30 inc VAT (please note this is via a separate ticket purchase).


University of Plymouth, Roland Levinski Building