Maritime Research & Innovation UK (MarRI-UK)


UK Industry and academia have established Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) with support from the Department for Transport.

MarRI-UK is a collaborative innovation vehicle for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. It is an open consortium, aims to address the lack of co-ordination and resource in maritime research and innovation. MarRI-UK focuses on research and innovation within mid TRL (3 – 7) levels, addressing the opportunities between "discovery and research" and "commercialisation" of Maritime Technologies and Systems. 

MarRI-UK is based in Glasgow, hosted by the University of Strathclyde. It will develop network nodes across the UK, which would be based around existing centres of excellence, clusters of maritime research and innovation activity. 

MarRI-UK is a membership based, member-led organisation and are driven by the members priorities. The key priorities are: 

  • Autonomy 
  • Clean maritime 
  • Design and Build (including integration) 
  • Support cost reduction 

MarRI-UK membership is open for UK companies and researchers.  There are three types of tier-level membership: 

  • Industry – further information can be found here
  • University - further information can be found here 
  • Associate - further information can be found here 

If you have any queries on MarRI-UK membership and funding opportunities, please contact

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