Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC)

Plymouth is globally recognised for its outstanding marine offer, and the ambitious plans for the city to continue elevating growth in the marine sector are reflected in Plymouth City Council's new Oceansgate Enterprise Zone development.

The Marine Business Technology Centre is a key asset at the new waterside commercial site, offering in-depth product testing and development of marine-related technologies, supported by the vast knowledge and assets from the University of Plymouth and wider network of expert marine organisations.

Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the project allows a response to sector wide problems by testing facilities on fixed, local and global scales. 

The project is led by Plymouth City Council, and delivered through the University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Marine Biological Association's Continual Plankton Recorder (formerly known as the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science), and the University of Exeter.

Are you an SME in Devon?

If so, you could be eligible to work with our marine experts to put your products through extensive testing, making the most of advanced assets without the charge. 

You'll have access to our academics and researchers with deep insight and knowledge of marine technology, and benefit from relevant, bespoke business support. The collaboration of partners in the region also brings complementary research, developments and innovation capabilities to the project.