Maritime industry riding the crest of a wave

Ireland’s ‘Blue Economy’ is a rich ocean of technological innovation, employment opportunities and offshore renewable energy alternatives, writes Siobhán Maguire

7th April, 2019
Maritime industry riding the crest of a wave

There was a collective cheer from the maritime industry last January when funding of €2.4 million was announced to boost research and development in the sector.

The funding, which will be provided by the Marine Institute, will be allocated to 12 marine businesses over the next three years. The initiative will drive continued innovation in Ireland’s ocean economy, one of the key requirements of the Marine Institute-led, National Marine Research and Innovation Strategy (2017-2021).

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