Cornwall is a hotbed for marine tech and is leading the world in it
Cornwall is a hotbed of industry and marine tech is one of the areas where the region is a world leader creating innovative and exciting products.
Whether it is harnessing the power of the sea, creating robot boats, improving fishing or new ways of designing vessels, there are hundreds of companies doing incredible work.
The sector has high growth potential, with Cornwall accounting for around 8 percent of UK marine industry turnover and 1 in 7 of all UK marine jobs, and is seen as a key priority.
Marine-i is a programme designed to help the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through research, development and innovation in marine energy, marine manufacturing, maritime operations and marine environmental technologies.
The £9.3 million collaboration is between University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.
We have a vision of Cornwall as a global leader for research, technology development and expertise and as the location of choice for businesses engaged in marine renewables technologies and the associated supply chain, said Professor Lars Johanning from the University of Exeters Penryn campus, who leads the Marine-i initiative.
From day one, we have set out to help businesses embrace the emerging opportunities that will....