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CMDC Round 3 – Combined demonstrations

Fund Name

CMDC Round 3 – Combined demonstrations

Project Length

Up to 24 months

Project Value




Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Department for Transport to invest up to £60 million in innovation projects. These will be to develop and deploy real world operational demonstrations of clean maritime solutions.

The aim of this competition is to fund real world demonstrations of clean maritime technologies in an operational setting.


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Fund Details

Your proposal must, develop, test and deploy novel clean maritime technologies focused on both on-vessel technologies and related shoreside infrastructure including at ports and harbours.

This Round is split into 2 strands:

Your project must:

  • have total costs between £2 million and £10 million
  • start by 1 April 2023
  • end by 31 March 2025
  • last up to 24 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK


To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with other UK registered organisations

This competition allows Trust Ports to apply as a business of any size.

To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:

  • business of any size
  • academic institution
  • charity
  • not for profit
  • public sector organisation
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)

Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.

The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.

Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.

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