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Maritime Innovation Award


Innovation is a key to success in all sectors of the maritime industry and the research carried out by engineers and scientists in universities and industry can be critical to pushing forward the boundaries of design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures.

The Maritime Innovation Award is presented by the Institution, in association with QinetiQ, to acknowledge outstanding scientific or technological research in the areas of hydrodynamics, propulsion, structures and material.

The award recognises innovations that offer the potential to make significant improvements in the design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures. 

The Award is made annually to either an individual or an organisation, in any country.  Nominations for the Award may be made by any member of the global maritime community, and will be judged by a panel of members of the Institution and QinetiQ. 

2018 Maritime Innovation Award

Nominations are now invited for the 2018 Maritime Innovation Award.  Individuals may not nominate themselves, although employees may nominate their company or organisation.

Nominations may be up to 750 words and should describe the research and its potential contribution to improving the design, construction and operation of maritime vessels and structures, 

Nominations may be forwarded online at by clicking here to fill out a nomination form or by email to  
to arrive by 31 January 2019. The Award winner will be announced at the Institution’s 2019 Annual Dinner.

Queries about the Award should be made to the Chief Executive at

Previous Awards

2013  |  2014  |  2015 | 2016 | 2017

Survitec July

Van Oossanen

JETS VAC - sept

Bentley Systems

Furuno June 2018

IQPC - Oct 2018

SIG SHIPS PROMO