Vessel Efficiency II competition - information and consortia building Newcastle
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 from 09:00 to 14:00 (GMT)
Vessel Efficiency II
Better systems at sea
The Transport KTN are pleased to announce the Vessel Efficiency II "Better systems at sea" competition - information and consortia building day at Newcastle. This is in advance of the competition launch, and this consortia-building event will provide the opportunity to hear more about the competition and to network with other interested parties.
At the forthcoming All at Sea 2 event on 7th November the Technology Strategy Board will preview the forthcoming marine Collaborative R&D Competition Vessel Efficiency II: Better systems at sea.
The first marine-specific competition, Vessel efficiency: piloting UK marine and maritime innovation, proved the industry's capability to develop innovative projects to make vessels more efficient and this second competition will build on that success.
The competition will open in January 2014 covering the themes of voyage performance management and vessel system technologies. It will be seeking project proposals that demonstrate technologies that deliver significant fuel, system energy or operational efficiency improvements and/or emissions reductions, compared to the best technologies currently available.
About the Vessel Efficiency competition
The competition builds on the industry roadmap which the Transport KTN supported the development of at the end of 2011. The road map identified several top priority themes, some of which are already being addressed through other investment routes and national activities, enabling this competition to focus on themes covering voyage performance, management and vessel system technologies.
Who should attend these events?
This competition - the first of its kind from the Technolpogy Strategy Board - is a welcome opportunity for marine companies throughout the UK, from leisure marine through to large shipping. The whole industry (from ship and boatbuilders to equipment and systems suppliers, including small businesses) should consider how it could help their R&D plans for next year.
The dialogue with potential project partners should start as soon as possible, so you are strongly encouraged to attend this awareness event. Preparation ahead of the call open period (January to February) will ensure that you are ideally placed to maximise this opportunity.
The Transport KTN is working closely with the marine and maritime industry to disseminate information about this, and assist the formation of partnerships and collaborations.
We look forward to seeing you!
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