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UKMIA unveils updated Technology Roadmap

The UK Marine Industries Alliance (UKMIA) has released the latest edition of the Technology Roadmap, highlighting global trends and future opportunities for UK marine and maritime businesses.

Commissioned and funded by Innovate UK, with support from the Department for Business, Information and Skills (BIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network, the Roadmap received contributions from nearly 80 organisations. This included an array of businesses responsible for building, repairing and refitting vessels and supplying marine equipment and services for the commercial, leisure, naval and marine science sectors.

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the following link:

The latest Technology Roadmap showcases the global competiveness of the UK marine industry, which is estimated to generate 8.1billion of gross value added, including approximately 3.3billion of direct revenue, and support 175,000 jobs, including 74,000 directly employed within the industry.

In addition, it identifies seven main areas of opportunity:

* Whole-vessel integration
* Design, integration, manufacture and operation of autonomous vessels and systems
* Design, manufacture and refit of superyachts, high-end powerboats and sailing yachts
* Extended use of composites and other novel materials
* Design and manufacture of specialist vessels for the offshore energy and naval sectors
* Through-life operation (including refits and conversions)
* Decision support systems

Also, it recommends investment in five areas of technical capability:

* Design and manufacturing techniques
* Electronics, sensors, communications, control, data management and big data analytics
* Energy efficiency and environmental protection
* Structures and materials
* Autonomous systems

Learn more about the Technology Roadmap at the UK Maritime Industries: Looking to the future conference, being held at the Hallam Centre, London W1 on 18th November 2015.

Follow the link for more details of the event:

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Posted 2015-10-26 13:28:23

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