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  • Writer's pictureDamon Butcher

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 – Collaborative R&D



UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for innovative clean maritime projects. This funding is from The Department for Transport.

Open date: 25/05/2022

Close date: 13/07/2022

Max Funding: £3,000,000

Match Funding: 30%

Collaboration: Collaborative or single

Funding Type: Grant

Fund Provider(s): Department for Transport, Innovate UK

Industries: Net Zero



The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest £12 million in innovative feasibility studies and pre-deployment projects. This competition is part of a suite of interventions to be launched by the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE). UK SHORE aims to transform the UK into a global leader in the design and manufacturing of clean maritime technology.

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Round 2 competition has two strands:

  • Strand 1: Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 - Feasibility

  • Strand 2: Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 – Collaborative R&D (this strand)

It is your responsibility to ensure you are submitting your application to the correct strand for your project. You will not be able to transfer your application and it will not be sent for assessment if it is out of scope.

Funding is available in strand 2 to support agile development and pre-deployment testing of clean maritime technologies.

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

Your project

Your project must:

  • have total costs between £100,000 and £3 million

  • end by 31 August 2023

  • carry out all of its project work in the UK

  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Your project can start by 1 January 2023.

You must only include eligible project costs in your application.

Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.

If your total project’s costs or duration falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to at least 15 working days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request. If you have not requested approval or your application has not been approved by us, you will be made ineligible. Your application will then not be sent for assessment.


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