Marine-i, which is part-funded by the EU and was set up to boost Research and Innovation in the marine sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has announced the winners of its first New Horizons Awards. This industry awards scheme was created to spotlight exceptional business talent and innovation in the marine technology sector in the region. The presentation to the three winners was made by Richard Noble OBE, who famously smashed the world land speed record, at a special event hosted at China Fleet Country Club, Saltash.
The Technology Innovation Award went to ARC Marine, which is the first eco-engineering company in the UK that specialises in artificial reefs. Their outstanding innovation is Reef Cubes. These combine to form a robust and simple interlocking modular system that is ideal for restoring complex marine environments.
Marine-i Project Leader, Professor Lars Johanning of the University of Exeter, said: “Many congratulations to these exceptional winners. The quality and diversity of the entries we received was a perfect illustration of the unique strength of Cornwall’s marine technology sector. The Marine-i team is building on this by supporting further ground-breaking innovation from the many pioneering marine businesses that are now operating across Cornwall.”