Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Update Event

About this event

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition programme is a multi-year R&D funding initiative. In March 2021, the Government allocated £23m of funding to 55 projects across the UK as part of CMDC1. These projects totalling £33m of public and private investment supported the design and development of zero-emission shipping technologies and greener ports through a series of technology trials and feasibility studies to accelerate clean maritime. The competition ended on 31 March.

In May 2022, the new £206m UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) in DfT committed to a number of interventions to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime sector including further rounds of the CMDC over the next three financial years. This included launching CMDC2 with £12m of government funding for feasibility studies and pre-deployment technologies in clean maritime. The application window was closed on 14 July and bids are being assessed. Successful projects will run from January 2023 to August 2023.

UK SHORE committed to a third round of the CMDC later in 2022 aimed at large technology demonstrations and the fourth round in 2023.

This regional event will bring together interested industry stakeholders, provide them with an update on future rounds of the CMDC and assist with the building of consortia to maximise the opportunity presented by the programme. It is supported specifically by the host maritime regional cluster organisation (Mersey Maritime) with expert input from Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN.

This event is open to Mersey Maritime members and non members.



  • Welcome and introduction – Chris Shirling-Rooke
  • Multi-year CMDC overview – James Lovett, Innovate UK
  • CMDC timelines and support offer from Innovate UK & KTN – Matthew Moss, Innovate UK – KTN

Matthew will outline the timeline of CMDC activities and where the KTN can help support organisations looking to bid.

  • Regional roundtable discussion – to include feedback and experiences from previous CMDC rounds

Discussion led and guided by Chris Shirling-Rooke

  • Previous experience of CMDC process and engagement
  • Networking – Innovate KTN
  • Close

This event is eligible for Port City Innovation Hub participants.

PCiH is a collective of project partners from different areas of expertise looking to support SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to develop innovative products/ services/ processes that benefit the Maritime Sector.​ PCIH is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Liverpool City Region Strategic Investment Fund.

Event Details

News and Events website (87)
October 4, 2022
3 hours
Mersey Maritime

Venue Details

Mersey Maritime Ltd,
Maritime Knowledge Hub,
3 Vanguard Way,
CH41 9HX
Events Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Invitation to 12 Face-2-Face breakfast events
Opportunity to attend workshops, forums and meet the buyers’ events (priority access dependant on membership level and business relevance)
Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face and networking events
Opportunity to attend executive dinners and drinks
Opportunity to meet VIP guests, industry leaders and stakeholders
Opportunity to attend The Maritime Exchange Conference
Priority booking for tickets / tables at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards
Opportunity to have 1-2-1 with Mersey Maritime board members
Opportunity to host specific events at your own facilities
Creation of bespoke events programme to support your business focus / priorities
Opportunity to attend Maritime UK and other national trade bodies events and forums
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Opportunity to feature in social media marketing campaigns where appropriate
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Receive regular updates, news, events and Ezine (tailored to membership level)
Opportunity to be Ezine Member of the Month
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Logo and website link on Mersey Maritime website
Website link on Mersey Maritime email signature
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Dedicated account manager
Quarterly meetings and reporting
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Creation of bespoke package of business support, marketing and events tailored to your business
Access to funding, support, guidance and expertise from Dr Matt Fulton, Chief Innovation Officer (additional resource from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and MTC)
Direct access to Government elected and officials - local, regional, national and international
Facilitation of B2B introductions
Discounted rates for use of conference facilities at Mersey Maritime
Access to Maritime UK and other national trade bodies through Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime CEO’s role as Assistant Chair of Maritime UK
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