£5m Collaborative R&D funding for Marine and Maritime Autonomous Systems

Innovate UK - the new name for the Technology Strategy Board and the Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of marine and maritime autonomous systems.

The aim of the competition is to build collaboration to meet the technological challenges and opportunities afforded by the increasing use of autonomous systems across the industry.

Please click here for more information on this competition. 

The two-stage competition, opens for applicants on 13 October 2014. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 26 November 2014. 

If you would like to find out more information about this funding opportunity, please attend our highly recommended competition briefing event, online or in person, on the 15th October in London. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to receive first hand information about the competition - its scope, application process, key dates etc. as well as meet and network with peers, market leaders & innovators in the marine industry. Register here for the briefing event and webinar.