Our industry partners comprise a diverse range of SMEs and MNCs, extending across a wide range of sectors including renewable energy, marine ecology, shipping and logistics, utility provision, communications, aquaculture, material science and others. Through their involvement in MaREI, each of our Partners is exposed to cutting-edge research and development and is able to participate in an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship. Interaction between our industry partners can lead to significant synergies and cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the opportunity to develop relationships with other companies and capabilities within the Centre. MaREI hosts regular Industry Open Days, which afford our partners the opportunity to showcase their services and to meet with other companies, along with funding bodies and trade organisations. These events have proven to be highly successful in promoting collaborative relationships across the Centre. In addition, MaREI industry partners have the opportunity to participate with our academic partners on EU H2020 funding applications, and to receive guidance and assistance on applications for additional funding programmes and mechanisms. Details relating to some of the collaborative industry projects that are currently being carried out in MaREI are outlined as follows:
Here at MaREI, we are always cognisant of the extremely important role our industry partners, both large and small, play in supporting the Centre and its research activities. Their ongoing contribution to research excellence within the Centre is testament to the value of our services to industry, academia, and society in general, and the direct potential for job creation and economic gains.