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Global Business Innovation Programme Focus on Marine Robotics to Canada - closing date for applications 3rd August 2020

Innovate UK's Funded Global Business Innovation Programme Focus on Surface and Underwater Marine Robotics systems and technologies to Canada closes for applications on 3rd August 2020.

Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is recruiting up to 15 ambitious innovative SMEs with emerging Surface & Underwater Marine Robotics systems & technologies.

As a successful applicant, you will benefit from an exclusive 12-month tailored wrap-around support programme delivered by a dedicated EEN Advisor, aimed at building innovation partnerships and fostering future international growth. The GBIP will kick-off with a preparation phase to establish your key objectives and provide essential tools and information before the first visit.

During the programme, there will be two Innovation Visits to Canada (subject to travel and other restrictions) taking place in November 2020 and June 2021. Each will consist of tailored site visits, introductions to key players, and exclusive networking opportunities with like-minded Canadian businesses.

In June 2021, you will benefit from a high-profile presence at the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference, Industry Showcase and Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Between visits to Canada, you will get to meet with leading-edge industrial and research organisations at International B2B Matchmaking Events running in parallel to Oceanology International 2020 in London and Ocean Business 2021 in Southampton.

Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. More than half of Canada's $30-billion ocean economy is anchored in Atlantic Canada, including the key province of Nova Scotia. Companies here benefit from the strong synergy between the private sector, academia and government in the region, which has contributed to the growth of a robust ocean technology sector. Companies in the sector have a broad range of marine robotics systems, technologies and expertise suited to both surface and underwater vehicle applications.

With high-level commitments by the UK and Canada to cooperate in technology and innovation, supported by collaborative project funding through the EUREKA programme and Eurostars, this GBIP will offer you unparalleled opportunities for innovation and international growth.

This programme is aimed at Marine and Offshore Robotics sectors and is particularly relevant for businesses in the areas of Surface & Underwater Marine Robotics systems & technologies.


Closing date for full application: 03 August 2020 12:00 noon

Successful applicants will be notified of selection by no later than 21 August 2020

Pre-Visit Briefing Workshop: 30 September 2020

Innovation Visit to Canada: 02 - 06 November 2020

Oceanology International 2020 with B2B matchmaking, Excel London: 01 - 03 December 2020

Post Visit Exploitation Workshop: 27 January 2021

Ocean Business 2021 with B2B matchmaking, Southampton: 13 - 15 April 2021

Pre-Visit Briefing Workshop: 05 May 2021

Innovation Visit to Canada: 06 - 11 June 2021

Post Visit Exploitation Workshop: 14 July 2021

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Posted 2020-07-28 11:39:32

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