Maritime Accelerator

Connected Places Catapult is seeking SMEs with innovative solutions to join a 6-month accelerator programme for the maritime industry.

Applications to the Maritime Accelerator are now open. To find out more information about the programme and apply, please visit our programme page.

Connected Places Catapult has partnered with a number of sector leaders to launch the first Maritime Accelerator. We will select up to 10 SMEs to join a 6-month programme to receive support from a consortium of industry, academic and regulatory partners on the trial and testing of their disruptive innovative solutions.

The challenge areas for Maritime 2022 are:

  1. Fuel/Logistics
  2. Data
  3. Infrastructure

The accelerator will support the cohort of SMEs through a bespoke programme tailored to their requirements. This support will include investment readiness, technology and product development, alongside introductions to aviation stakeholders and potential customers. These activities will be co-designed with the cohort of SMEs to support them in growing their businesses and adapting their propositions to the partners’ requirements.

This year’s consortium consists of Port of Tyne, Plymouth University, DP World, National Oceanographic Centre, National Shipbuilding Office, with others still to be announced.


On 15th August, Connected Places Catapult will host the Maritime Accelerator application support webinar to share information and answer any questions applicants may have.

The webinar will include an overview of the programme set-up, presentations from partners and information on the challenges that have been set. It will also provide guidance on the application process.

Register for the webinar here.


Applications to the Maritime Accelerator are now open until August 31st. To find out more information about the programme and apply, please visit our programme page.