UK SHORE 2023
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT EVENT, LONDON, 24 JANUARY 2023
THE FUNDING RATE FOR THIS COMPETITION IS 100% OF UP TO £30K, TO ENCOURAGE SME ENTREPRENEURS.
The UK Government has a 2050 net zero target across the economy which includes domestic maritime.
It is known that domestic shipping emits more emissions than bus and rail combined.
BARRIERS - The Cleaner Ocean Foundation does not have shares for equity funding, and is largely speaking not for profit, and not a trading organization, thus cannot seek loans or venture capital, to be able to match-fund. Though partners helping to develop new technology can be business-related entities, should elements of the Elizabeth Swann (ES) project be useful in decarbonising commercial shipping. One such element, being solar assistance for the new generation of electric ships and ferries that do not have enough deck area to really make the most of a free natural resource - on the go. The ES System provides a potential solution for that scenario.
The Department for Transport would like to invite stakeholders from across the maritime sector and adjacent industries to the Future of the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) event on the 24th of January 2022 in London.
INCENTIVISING - Here at JHL, although we are mostly concerned with marine transport, we are worried about the lack of bulk energy storage on land, for load levelling the Grid, and road transport, as it may effect bunkering supplies at ports. Such as paying £140 million to switch off UK wind turbines, in November 2022. All of which energy could have gone to reducing energy cost en-masse, or be exported, earning as estimated £25 billion pounds by 2045. The investment proposals, are most welcome, assuming accurate targeting of those most in need of support, rather than mature businesses, possessed of capacious R&D budgets. Though, a 50% top up may galvanize those at a tipping point as to whether or not to proceed.
UK, like other economies, needs innovative technology solutions to
underpin fresh 'Issue' of currency for growth. Tempered by, significant
reductions in CO2, to validify the transition to a Circular Economy,
based on sustainable principles. One way of achieving this is to nurture
new solutions, and give market value to fresh currency
issue. Lest it be the printing of valueless exchange, or worthless bonds.
TRIG 2022 programme, as well as their traditional open call, DfT is particularly interested in solutions that address the following challenges:
People everywhere will feel the benefits - villages, towns, cities and countryside will be cleaner, greener, healthier and more prosperous and pleasant environments in which to live and work.
24 January 2023 09:30-16:00
KEY AREAS OF FOCUS ARE:
• Decarbonisation of road vehicles (biggest source of emissions)
TIME IS MONEY - A note of caution. Read the rules carefully, or you will more than likely be ineligible and your application will not be assessed, if applying in an area out of priority. In keeping with current policies, short term solutions are generally marked higher, than research at a very early stage. We recognize that time and effort put into an application that is not eligible, or stands little chance of success, will be wasted. Your time is money. So, read the small print - and between the lines. Don't waste time that could be better spent elsewhere. The Foundation has wasted countless man hours looking at and even applying for funding (especially EU) only later realizing that the funds were already allocated to all the usual suspects. Brexit was not helping if applying from the UK of course.
THE CATAPULT NETWORK
The Catapult Network aims to support businesses in transforming great ideas into valuable products and services. They are a network of world-leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK. The idea is to deliver impact across the UK economy, enabling businesses to thrive in global markets, where continuous growth is an unattainable political dream of yesteryear; against global warming and population barriers, against the natural sustainable limits of planet earth. The UK has to adapt by being smarter, more efficient and as self sufficient as practical.
Innovate UK KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking - accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. Innovate UK KTN is part of the Innovate UK Group – the UK’s innovation agency.
FLAGS - Check out who the recipients of previous competitions
are, to ensure equality at arms. And beware
of Red Flags to progress. Where existing stakeholders are the enemy
of progress - save for exceptional circumstances. Business is business,
it is a cutthroat
world we live in. Especially, where statute is against you. See COP15,
Target 18: "Identify by 2025, and eliminate, phase out or reform incentives, including subsidies harmful for biodiversity, in a proportionate, just, fair, effective and equitable way, while substantially and progressively reducing them by at least $500 billion United States dollars per year by 2030."
Seen by many as being too slow and unenforceable, such as to make
strides in 2023.
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