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Marine-i is an ambitious programme designed to enable innovation in the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The sector has been identified as an area of high growth potential for the region.

We are forward-looking and we want to help businesses embrace the emerging opportunities that will define the global marine sector to 2030 and beyond.

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the project brings together expertise and key infrastructure from our partners: University of Exeter, Cornwall Development Company, University of Plymouth, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, The Cornwall College Group and Cornwall Marine Network.

At Marine-i, we are focussing on four interconnected themes: marine energy, marine manufacturing, maritime operations and marine environmental technologies. We are here to stimulate and support research, development and innovation to help businesses exploit new market opportunities.

Our team includes the innovation managers from our partners, who provide technology innovation support to businesses and act as the conduit to access the wide range of specialist services and facilities that are available within the project.

Marine-i is part of Marine Hub Cornwall, which has been created to bring Cornwall’s renewable marinetech expertise together under one roof. Cornwall has the best physical infrastructure for marine development in the UK as well as a world-leading network of thought leaders and research facilities.

Marine Hub Cornwall will continue to secure Cornwall’s place as an international centre of excellence in tomorrow’s marine technology.

The Marine-i project runs until December 2019 and our goal is to support at least 100 businesses, including providing grant support to at least 66 businesses.