Follow-up materials from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition 4 (CMDC4) Update/Networking Event – (Scotland)
31 July 2023

On Monday 31 July, Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster held a Scotland focused networking session around the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (4). The below update contains key information from this session that we hope you will find beneficial.

Background on the CMDC

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £34 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.

  • Competition opens: Wednesday 2 August 2023
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 27 September 2023 11:00am

More information can be found via the following link:

Key info on the CMDC4:

A recording of the national CMDC4 briefing update is available here, together with links to the slides presented: and a link to YouTube also:

‘Meeting Mojo’
A platform has been set up for anyone interested in networking with people who have attended the national or regional CMDC4 events. This will stay live for the next few weeks and will allow people to start to build their collaboration partnerships or help fill knowledge and skills gaps.

The Innovate UK KTN ‘Meeting Mojo’ networking platform can be accessed via the following link:

CMDC4 opportunity to work with a vessel owner!

The group were advised of the following opportunity which may be of interest to you:

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) owns three ocean class research ships: James Cook, Discovery and Sir David Attenborough. The vessels are being offered to sea-trial innovative marine technologies and sea time would be made available “free at the point of use”. More details on the capabilities of the vessels are available here:

The RRS James Cook | National Oceanography Centre (
The RRS Discovery | National Oceanography Centre (
RRS Sir David Attenborough – British Antarctic Survey (

If you are interested in using these vessels as part of a CMDC4 project, please contact Andrew Jeffries – NERC UKRI

A recording of the session can be found here: