The maritime & ports sector is the gateway to some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, and presents innovation opportunities to deliver sustainable, equitable growth for our communities and economies.
Mark Wray
Ecosystem Director of Maritime & Ports

Initiatives 2023/24


With Climate change being the challenge of our time and 95% of all UK trade reaching us through shipping, see how we are working alongside industry on its journey to Net Zero.
Initiatives 2023/24


The advent of 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data open up huge opportunities for the maritime sector, see how we are transforming the industry to drive efficiency in operations, save cost and enable safer working environments
Initiatives 2023/24


The maritime sector is at the heart of the UK's supply chain, see how we are bringing together SME's and industry from across all modes of transport to drive standardisation, efficiencies and innovation across the logistics sector

Making waves

Pathways to decarbonisation and digitalisation formed the basis of discussions at the 18th Singapore Maritime Week, attended by Connected Places Catapult along with Innovate UK, the National Physical Laboratory and Lloyds Register.
Helping ports to effectively upgrade data communications will grow the UK maritime sector and support the economy, says Tom Webster, Lead Systems Engineer at Connected Places Catapult.