Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition industry engagement event announced for September

Published on: 18 August 2022

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The Department for Transport, Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN would like to invite you to an important Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) industry engagement event on the 22 September 2022 in London. There will also be the option to join this hybrid event virtually.

Following on from the successful Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) Rounds 1 and 2, the organisers would like to welcome stakeholders across the maritime sector and supporting industries to attend this important event about the next stages of the programme through to March 2025. The event will explain the latest opportunities to engage with the CMDC programme and deliver the transition to clean maritime.

All stakeholders across the UK’s clean maritime eco-system are strongly urged to register to attend.

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition programme is a multi-year R&D funding initiative. In March 2021, the government allocated £23m of funding to 55 projects across the UK as part of CMDC1. These projects totalling £33m of public and private investment supported the design and development of zero emission shipping technologies and greener ports through a series of technology trials and feasibility studies to accelerate clean maritime. The competition ended on 31 March.

In May 2022, the new £206m UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) in DfT committed to a number of interventions to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime sector including further rounds of the CMDC over the next three financial years. This included launching CMDC2 with £12m of government funding for feasibility studies and pre-deployment technologies in clean maritime. The application window was closed on 14 July and bids are being assessed. Successful projects will run from January 2023 to August 2023.

UK SHORE committed to a third round of the CMDC later in 2022 aimed at large technology demonstrations and a fourth round in 2023.

It is recommended to register early for this event as there are limited spaces and demand is expected to be high. To register for the event please follow the link: Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Industry Engagement Event – Innovate UK KTN (



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