Maritime UK SW – Partnering and Sponsorship Proposal 2021

Maritime UK SW is supported by a mix of public, private and research partners who invest to enable cluster representation for the South West Ocean Economy.

The cluster offer two levels of participation: as strategic partner where you will have the opportunity to engage in cluster network activities and sponsor where the offer is solely focussed around promotion.

Maritime UK SW works to increase:

  • levels of SW sector influence to national government,
  • visibility of forthcoming sector opportunities and investments,
  • links to and delivery of national programmes including the recent Maritime 2050 Strategy, the MarRI-UK innovation programme and a wide range of skills and careers programmes.
  • opportunities to promote our strengths, such as hosting the Maritime 2050 awards, trade delegations and presenting at London International Shipping week.

The mission of Maritime UK SW is to bring together the breadth of our ocean economy, working in partnership to champion, grow and clean the sector.

We hope you also see the value of this activity and want to join us in making it a reality.

We can now offer two levels of engagement or buy-in to the work of the cluster:

Strategic Partners – for those who want to participate in delivering our objectives while also benefiting from increased exposure. Members should have a strategic interest in the work of the cluster and therefore will be subject to board approval.

Sponsors – for those who want to contribute financially and in exchange obtain exposure for their organisation via the cluster network and its marketing activity and collateral.

For other cluster groups nationally and internationally we also have a number of strategic Memoranda of Understanding with organisations to coordinate how work together.

In supporting the cluster you will create benefit for your organisation while also contributing to achieving the following:

Strategic Aims and Objectives:

Champion and promote our sector, internally, nationally and abroad.

– Create evidence based strategy, profile and lobbying

– Promote regional excellence by fostering collaboration between business, research and government and brokering access to support.

Drive clean growth by fostering collaboration between business, research and government and brokering access to support.

– Drive collaboration, investment in R&D and clean growth

– Increase investment in skills and promote careers in maritime.

Harness our assets to build centres of excellence to maintain regional competitive advantage in a clean, prosperous maritime future.

– Build supply chain capability in offshore renewables and bring forward investment in floating offshore wind.

– Create a world leading centre for marine autonomy and geospatial data innovation.

– Drive investment in our Sustainable Ocean Economy.

The Maritime UK SW will shortly agree an action plan for 2020. If you are interested to get involved or find out more please email


So what are the benefits to my organisation?







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Receive quarterly progress reports with the opportunity to comment on and direct activity     YES
Annual meeting of Strategic Partners and Cluster Board to set annual cluster plan     YES
Dedicated account management through cluster secretariat     YES
Partners actively encouraged to contribute to cluster sub groups and projects.     YES
Logo on website YES YES YES
Individual strategic partner webpage/case study     YES
Promote your own events YES YES YES
Receive quarterly briefings on cluster activity, support and funding opportunities YES YES YES
Opportunities to add materials to cluster briefings     YES
Logo on promotional video     YES
Logo on print brochure distributed at cluster events YES YES YES
Logo on cover of print brochure     YES
Representation through lobbying YES YES YES
Facilitation of B2B introductions across the cluster network YES YES YES
Opportunity to present at Cluster Business Forums and webinars YES YES YES
Opportunity to host specific events at your own facilities     YES
Logos displayed at cluster events and presentations     YES