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Marine-i launches website

EU-backed Cornwall scheme seeks interest in wave and tidal sector

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The EU-backed Cornwall development programme Marine-i has launched a website to encourage participation from companies wanting to help develop marine technology projects.

The new website maps the available support through the £9.3m scheme, detailing the types of businesses eligible for support.

The website also allows businesses to get in touch with the Marine-i project team for follow-up.

Marine-i is a collaboration between the University of Exeter, Plymouth University, the Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

A key objective of the scheme is to help at least 100 small and medium sized businesses over the life of the project, which runs until December 2019.

The project team will also advise any businesses who want to apply for grant support through the £3.18m Marine Challenge Fund.

Marine Hub operations director at Cornwall Development Company Matt Hodson said: “Marine-i offers the most comprehensive package of support ever provided to help boost marine technology in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

“We are determined to play a significant role in creating the marine technology businesses of the future and we want to put Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at the forefront of developments in marine technology.”

Image: Falmouth Bay in Cornwall (Wave Hub)

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