Mr Steve Rice

Mr Steve Rice

Marine Innovation Centre Knowledge Exchange Officer

Innovation Gateway & GAIN (Research & Innovation)


Specialising in higher education, I am a motivated and experienced intermediary and support adviser; focused on tech transfer, industry engagement and economic growth activities. In a university context, I hold an outward facing role facilitating opportunities to engage with industry and the wider research sectors by creating and managing relationships directly with stakeholders; operating regionally, nationally and internationally,

I currently deliver two initiatives for the university: 

The Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC) - accelerating growth by creating intelligent connections between businesses, world-class knowledge, technologies, people and infrastructure across the wider marine sector.

"Building on the international success of Plymouth University’s Marine Institute and housed within our brand new Marine Building, MARIC streamlines access to the cutting-edge resources of the University and its growing network of specialist partners. Run by a dedicated University team MARIC aims to make the South West’s aspiring Marine and Maritime firms globally competitive."

The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA) - based at Goonhilly Earth Station with the University of Exeter as the lead delivery partner, the centre partnership includes GES Ltd, the Met Office, Plymouth University, Falmouth University, PML, and Rothamsted Research, and has extensive commercial partner backing.

The centre is running a programme of:
  1. Wide engagement of existing business/innovation networks in the target markets, to transfer knowledge and to develop new satellite application concepts.
  2. Industry-led thematic engagements to focus researchers, business, communities and investors around specific satellite application opportunities.


The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA):

The Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC): 

You can contact the university's Enterprise Solution Service here: