Ireland’s Marine Institute have announced the launch of the Industry-Led Awards 2018 under the Marine Research Programme. The Industry-Led call is intended to address a need in the Irish SME sector for funding supports to participate in marine-related research. The call is designed to provide funding for SMEs to raise the maturity levels for their research themes across these dimensions. The funding is aimed at supporting research and innovation costs for the development of innovative technologies, products and services from existing or new marine-based business. The amount of funding available will be a maximum award amount of €200,000.