Funding for Maritime Innovation – Horizon Europe

Funding for Maritime Innovation – Horizon Europe

The UK is able to take part in the Horizon Europe program. Association will give UK organisations access to the €95.5Bn research and innovation programme on equivalent terms as those from Member States. A recently published Q&A from the European Commission states “UK entities including universities, research centres, scientists, innovative businesses, industry, etc. will have full rights to participate in the first calls for proposals of Horizon Europe as soon as they are published”.

Although not yet formally published, the list below shows the titles and budgets of the expected calls for proposals for the Maritime sector for 2021. Contact Louise Mothersole, Horizon Europe UK National Contact Point for Mobility for details of how to engage with this exciting opportunity.

Louise has more information on the details of each competition scope and will share these at the MUKSW briefing meeting on MS Team on 20th May at 13:00.

To join the meeting there is no need to sign up. Just copy this link into your calendar and Click here to join the meeting  on the 20th May at 13:00.

Competitions Opening May 2021 Competition


(€ million)

Expected EU contribution per project ( million)
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-07: Enabling the safe and efficient on-board storage and integration within ships of large quantities of ammonia and hydrogen fuels 20 Around 10
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-08: Enabling the full integration of very high power fuel cells in ship design using co-generation and combined cycle solutions for increased efficiency with multiple fuels 15 Around 15
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-09: CSA identifying waterborne sustainable fuel deployment scenarios 0.5 Around 0.5
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-10: Innovative on-board energy saving solutions 20 Around 5
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-11: Hyper powered vessel battery charging system 14 Around 7
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-12: Assessing and preventing methane slip from LNG engines in all conditions within both existing and new vessels 7 Around 7
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-13: Digital Twin models to enable green ship operations 7 Around 7