For decades, we have engaged in knowledge exchange initiatives that have enabled companies in the South West and beyond to harness our academic input. Each year, that involves talking to over 3,500 businesses, and our activities are worth £433 million to Plymouth in terms of output generated.
Director of Industrial and Strategic Partnerships
A selection of our partnerships
Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub
Leading a UK Research and Innovation collaboration of academia, industry, policymakers and the public, to accelerate the impact of current and future ORE devices and systems, and to drive the UK towards it net zero commitments.
Working closely with navy personnel in marine autonomy and to secure maritime operations through cyber resilience research, tools and training.
Collaborative ORE Subsea Systems (COSS) Accelerator
A research and testing partnership, which aims to increase industry access to facilities and ORE expertise, including technology development labs, testing equipment and virtual reality suites.
Celtic Sea Power
Accelerating the deployment of floating wind in the Celtic Sea by collecting data and developing tools and knowledge as part of the Cornwall FLOW Accelerator.
Partnering with the globally renowned provider of next-generation maritime software and digital solutions, Kongsberg Digital, to create a new system that could revolutionise the UK’s floating offshore wind sector.
Lloyds Register, Carnegie Clean Energy, ARUP
Supporting Tier 1 industry by leading the CCP-WSI, a consortium of HEIs to facilitate world-class wave structure interaction (WSI) research using national High-End Computing (HEC) resources.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Addressing technical and regulatory challenges, and exploiting new opportunities across the full spectrum of potential marine autonomous system applications.
Aqua Super Power, Plymouth City Council, Princess Yachts
Establishing the UK’s first e-marine hub of shore-side charging facilities for electric maritime vessels.
Collaborated to optimise the design of reef cubes, initially developed for coastal protection and later repurposed to prevent scour erosion around the base of fixed wind turbines.
Isle of Wight Council, ORE Catapult, Cambrian Offshore South West
Undertaking energy system modelling, combining wind, solar and tidal energy to deliver energy security.
Offshore Shellfish Ltd, Shellfish Association of Great Britain, Biome Algae Ltd, Scallop Ranch Ltd
Investigating the impact of offshore aquaculture on the general health of the ocean to inform fisheries management plans.
Torridge District Council
Providing project leadership around offshore renewables and clean maritime innovation at the Appledore Innovation Centre.
What our partners say
- Marine Power Systems Ltd
- AMOG Consulting
- CorPower Ocean
- Griffon Hoverwork
The long-standing relationship with University of Plymouth means there is a solid foundation of mutual trust and this leads to highly productive collaboration and great team work.
Senior Design and Development Engineer at Marine Power Systems
COAST Lab is a unique facility and a real asset to the South West. Being able to use this world class facility helped us verify our modelling and progress to the next stage
Project Engineer, AMOG Consulting
The successful tank testing at the Ocean Basin has allowed CorPower to unlock multi-million-euro funding releases from key project funders and investors as we were able to pass and prove key design and project milestones.
Marine Operations Manager, CorPower Ocean