Marine-i – a project in the Marine Hub Cornwall – just received £6.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund, helping to grow marine renewables in Cornwall.

The Falmouth Packet reports:

“Marine-i is a collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, and will form part of Marine Hub Cornwall.

The hub is a collection of physical sites offering the best infrastructure for marine in the UK as well as a world-leading network of thought leaders and research facilities.

The project will focus on four interconnected themes consisting of marine energy, marine manufacturing, maritime operations and marine environmental technologies.

It is hoped that this will stimulate and support business-led and market-driven research and development and innovation to drive productivity and the exploitation of new market opportunities.”

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