The Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC)

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 Plymouth University, with an outreach office at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.