The Maritime 2050 Innovation Forum will provide an opportunity for maritime and non-maritime businesses to better understand the market and innovation opportunities forthcoming from the UK Maritime economy, including the supply chain for offshore renewables.

Hosted in Humberside, on the day of the Maritime UK Awards to be held in Hull the event will showcase the maritime assets and opportunities in the region including regional research, the Humber Freeport and news from the regional maritime cluster.

The event will include:

  • Keynotes from Tom Chant MBE, Chief Executive of the Society for Maritime Industries and Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive of Port of London Authority
  • News from the £206M UK SHORE investment in clean maritime
  • Case studies from leading maritime innovations across the UK
  • Opportunities to get involved in funded collaborative R&D bids through workshops led by:

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

The Defence and Security accelerator

The National Composite Centre

The Connected Places Catapult

Innovate UK: Innovation and International Collaboration

  • Funding and support for innovative businesses, export support and R&D Tax credits
  • Ample opportunity to network with other innovative businesses from across the UK

A free lunch will be provided.

Parking is available on site.

For those wishing to attend the Maritime UK Awards Ceremony there will ample time to travel between the two events but the awards must be booked separately at

The event is organised by the Society for Maritime Industries, Maritime UK in partnership with the Aura Innovation Centre to enable greater UK supply chain take up of maritime business opportunities from across the wider supply chain.

To sign up to the free event visit