Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC) An evening reception for key stakeholders. Presentation by Martin Atrill

The Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC) aims to make the South West’s marine and maritime businesses globally competitive; accelerating growth by creating intelligent connections between organisations, world-class knowledge, technologies, people and infrastructure.

Here to help

Our dedicated knowledge exchange team organises workshops, networking events and face-to-face meetings to help businesses:

  • unlock the value of research and development
  • solve technical challenges
  • improve products and processes
  • attract and retain talented staff
  • capitalise on new market opportunities.


We work with inventors, entrepreneurs, new and existing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) aspiring to work in any of the marine sectors, as well as supporting inward investors looking to establish operations in the south-west UK.

MARIC streamlines access to:

  • leading expertise
  • cutting-edge facilities
  • world-class research
  • student and graduate talent
  • regional and international networks
  • collaborative partnerships
  • innovation funding.

How much will it cost?

The innovation advisory and support services available through MARIC are free. Subsequent use of equipment and facilities may be chargeable at competitive commercial rates.

About us

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the MARIC team is based in the Marine Institute at University of Plymouth with an outreach office at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.