Maritime UK SW partners submit plan to confirm South West’s status as a global leader in ocean technology innovation

A consortium of industry, research and local government bodies has submitted a plan to Government that would confirm the South West’s position at the global forefront of ocean technology research and innovation. The Ocean Futures programme creates a blueprint for the region’s future blue economy and identifies the South West’s key strengths in fields including […]


£3M funding pot launched for innovative UK supply chain projects to accelerate offshore wind consenting

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a brand new grant funding programme that will develop the UK’s offshore wind supply chain by supporting projects in the offshore wind consenting and site development process. OWGP has released its first Innovation Grants competition, which will see a total of £3 million awarded to successful supply chain companies. […]


Innovate UK live opportunities

Innovate UK has a number of funding opportunities currently available which may be of interest to marine businesses. They include the following: Women in Innovation Awards 2021 to 2022 – women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support. Innovate UK Smart Grants; August 2021 […]



The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to announce the first South West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan was adopted by the Secretary of State in June 2021 by the Right Hon. George Eustice MP, Secretary of State, Defra. The North East, North West and South East Marine Plans were also adopted. England now has […]


CEFAS Aquaculture Newsletter

Last week Cefas released their latest newsletter relating to aquaculture. Seafood Hazards is one of the four interconnected themes contributing to the goals of the Cefas Science and Evidence Strategy through which we aim to maintain and grow the impact of our science, advice, innovation and collaboration. The purpose of the Seafood Hazards theme is […]


Contract information for UK and French Tidal Energy Projects – TIGER Supply Chain Event Series

In 2021 the TIGER tidal energy project organised two supply chain webinars, developed in collaboration with leading tidal energy developers and other industry experts in order to open up supply chains and bring new ideas into the development of tidal stream energy. The events covered a wide range of current and longer term cross sector […]