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Northern Devon Maritime Ecosystem: Cluster, Collaboration and Launch

2024 stands to be a hugely exciting year for the maritime sector in the South West. From the launch of the Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind’s leasing round by The Crown Estate through to the Innovate UK Launchpad specifically for the region, alongside the rise of local aquaculture and discussions of the future role of green hydrogen, there are huge opportunities for businesses locally to benefit and thrive.

Those opportunities will, however, only be fully unlocked through collaboration.

Please join us on 31 January 2024, from 10am to grow and strengthen the northern Devon maritime ecosystem.

Find out about:

  • the support available from Innovate UK Edge and Maritime UK SW
  • hear updates from Harland & Wolff and on the progress of the Appledore Clean Maritime Innovation Centre, as well as the support available now from project partners the Centre for Future Clean Mobility at the University of Exeter and also the University of Plymouth.
  • local skills provision from the University Centre at Petroc and Devon County Council and how that is tracking future maritime developments

The day will also feature a virtual update from Layla Burrows at Innovate UK on the SW Maritime Launchpad. This will be followed by an opportunity to begin building industry collaborations in advance of a potential second Launchpad grant round and to prepare for other funding routes in the year ahead.

The event is open to all maritime-related businesses, although there will be a specific focus on forthcoming opportunities in North Devon and Torridge.


31 Jan 2024

10:00am - 3:30pm


North Devon Campus