Unleashing the Potential of Maritime Research and Innovation through Collaboration

Unleashing the Potential of Maritime Research and Innovation through Collaboration

A morning of exciting talks that showcase some of the most exciting breakthroughs in UK Innovation.

When: 8:30am – 11am, 14th September, 2023

Location: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

The registration has been closed as all the spaces have been taken. If you would like to attend the event, please send an email to info@marri-uk.org, to join the waitlist.


08:30 – Registration and Tea & Coffee

09:00 – Opening remarks

                     Simon Reid Director of MarRI-UK, Babcock  

09:05 – DfT Keynote Speech

                     Petra Wilkinson CBE, Director of Maritime, Department for Tranpsort

09:10 – MarRI-UK refreshed strategy Simon Reid, Director of MarRI-UK, Babcock

09:25 – The importance of Academia in delivering the National Shipbuilding Strategy

                     Rod Paterson, Deputy Director of National Shipbuilding Office

09:35 – UK Shipbuilding Research Capabilities

                    Prof. Stephen Turnock, Head of School of Engineering, University of Southampton

09:50 – Impact from DfT funded projects

                     Wenjuan Wang, Programme Manger, MarRI-UK

09:55 – Case Studies

Re-Charge LOHC@SEA

                     Martin Nüernberg, Director, O.S. Energy

Maritime Hydrogen Highway

                     George Skinner Project Manager, Port of London Authority

                     Grace Rawnsley Director of Sustainability and Net Zero Transition, Port of London Authority

Advanced Zero Emission Ammonia Engines for Future Marine Applications

                     Prof. Alasdair Cairns, University of Nottingham

Shipping and Port Interfaces in New Era (SPINE)

                      Nick Lambert, Chairman, MSE International

Wavemaster Zero C (WMZC)

                      Enora Pichon, Innovation Manager, Bibby Marine

10:35 – MarRI-UK Research on Autonomy, Clean Maritime and Digital Shipyard

Wenjuan Wang,Programme Manager, MarRI-UK

10:40 – Questions and Panel Discussion

Simon Reid, Martin Nürnberg, Grace Rawnsley, Alasdair Cairns, Nick Lambert, Stephen Turnock Alexandra Beaumont (Head of UK SHORE)

10:55 – Closing Remarks by Simon Reid, Director of MarRI-UK, Babcock

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