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Marine Industries Roadmap and Capability Study Workshops

Marine Industries roadmapping workshops

The Technology Strategy Board, along with its partners BIS and the Transport KTN are supporting the UK’s Marine Industries by developing a road map and assessing UK capability. The roadmap will help to prioritise future research support options to maximise economic growth of UK marine companies. A “Landscape” roadmap has been developed (download it here) identifying some priority market opportunities, and these are being explored further in 5 “Deep Dive workshops taking place during the Autumn.

Anyone involved in the maritime industries with relevant expertise is encouraged to contribute to this process and help identify and shape the development of the industry over the next 20 years.

The workshops are on:

  • Maritime Services and ICT (20 Sep, Southampton) more info
  • Marine Renewables and Resources (1 Nov, Glasgow) more info
  • Marine Leisure and Equipment (9 Nov, Warwick) more info
  • Shipbuilding and Repair (16 Nov, Bristol) more info
  • Ports and Infrastructure (30 Nov, London) more info

Background

The initial workshop, which had input from over 50 external experts drawn from across industry, academia and other stakeholders, took a baseline roadmap, developed from the Council’s 2010 roadmap, published reports and input from the project steering group. This was then developed further to identify priority trends & drivers and then to characterise the 50+ opportunities that had been identified.

Summary of findings so far

In prioritising relevant Trends & Drivers, there was a strong emphasis on “Green Shipping” - energy efficiency and emissions reduction; skills and safety; opportunities in serving growing markets (eg marine renewables and blue biotech); and meeting new regulations (eg for ballast, emissions and end-of-life management). A strong trend towards service provision and through-life support was a recurring theme as was the influence of enabling technologies, for example in integrated transport, communications, positioning, autonomous operation and design tools.

Priority Opportunities were identified right across the broad spectrum of Marine Industries.  These will be developed further through a number of sub-sector roadmaps. In parallel, the identified capability sources will be used as inputs to the targeting of a study of UK capability. These will ultimately be brought together to identify the most promising opportunities where significant global market value can be delivered by UK capability – and to identify the capability gaps (and other enablers) that will need to be put in place for success.

More information

For full information on the process and outputs so far, please view the landscape roadmap reports in the document library or the 2 page summary flier.

You can also view the recently-released Strategy for Growth for the UK Marine Industries, which is available on the BIS website. 

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Summary from Workshop A - Marine-related serves and ICT is now available https://connect.innovateuk.org/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=70693&folderId­=4850899&name=DLFE-53924.pdf
Posted on 25/10/11 16:32.

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