Funding Available to Grow Activities within the SW Marine & Maritime Cluster

Published on: 1st November 2023

Launchpad: marine and maritime in the Great South West – R1 CR&D

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business led projects that grow activities in the marine and maritime cluster in the Great South West. This funding is from Innovate UK.

  • Competition opens: Monday 23 October 2023
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 6 December 2023 11:00am



Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £2 million in innovation projects.

The funding will support projects across the three Launchpad competition strands that target the innovation cluster in the Great South West.

The aim of this competition is to support outstanding innovation projects led by businesses. Your business must be active or growing work activities in the marine and maritime innovation cluster in the Great South West, defined as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

This Launchpad competition supports the Government’s goals in the Levelling Up White Paper.

The projects will contribute to the Great South West’s ambitions for net zero targets and support key regional strategic marine and maritime markets.

Your proposal must align to the scope criteria for this competition.

This competition is split into three strands:

It is your responsibility to ensure you submit 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.

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.

This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

Click here for full details. 


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