Cornwall is a global leader in marine technology innovation

with a world class research infrastructure

A world-class destination for marine renewable technology; from research and development to funding, infrastructure and supply chain, Cornwall offers everything your business needs in one dynamic region.

At the heart of the region lies Wave Hub – the world’s most capable and flexible offshore energy site. This purpose-built 48MW grid-connected facility provides four connection points over an 8 sq km site, and its fibre optic data connection lets you monitor and control devices remotely. Nearby is the FaBTest nursery facility, where wave energy device developers can test components, concepts or full-scale devices in a moderate wave climate.

The COAST laboratory at Plymouth University offers the perfect environment for physical model testing – a flexible facility with the capability to generate short and long-crested waves. The region also has a wide range of dock, harbour and port facilities, including Falmouth Docks which offers access to deep water connection points; Fowey Harbour, which is accessible in all weathers, and the large, multi-functional, Truro Port. Together they cover everything you’ll need, from front-line logistics and monitoring to research operations.

The regions offering is further strengthened by a globally operating, well-developed, and flexible supply chain underpinned by a diverse talent pool. This is fed by a steady stream of highly qualified marine renewable and engineering graduates, many of whom are educated at Exeter University’s Cornwall campus and Plymouth University. The Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park is a state of the art office and industrial complex specifically for use by marine renewable technology businesses.

Cornwall not only offers fantastic marine technology resources but is set to become a world leader in SMART grid technology and has embarked on ambitious projects involving the Internet of Things. Furthermore, the introduction of Marine-i, a collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is helping to bolster the regions existing strength in the marine engineering sector.

To take advantage of Cornwall’s unique location and strong marinetech capabilities, talk to us about expanding your business into Cornwall.


James Fisher Marine Services

Cornwall is synonymous with the maritime industry; the region is steeped in fishing, sailing, and boat building heritage. Today, Cornwall remains a world class destination for both traditional and modern marine businesses, and offers an ideal environment for developers in marine renewables technology. One of […]


Australian renewables developer Carnegie Clean Energy expanded its operations to Cornwall in 2016, and is set to become the first company to deploy a grid connected wave energy device at Wave Hub, with the 3MW array scheduled to begin contributing to Cornwall’s electrical grid in […]

Pendennis Shipyard

Pendennis is an award winning custom build and refit Superyacht yard in Falmouth, specialising in luxury sail and motor yachts. Founded in 1988, the company’s facilities and expertise have gone from strength to strength and it has established itself as a key player in the […]

Flying the flag for Cornwall’s Marine tech

7th May, 2019

Director of  Unmanned Survey Solutions, James Williams has been invited to attend the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston Texas as an ambassador for Cornwall Trade and Investments who are attending the event alongside the Energy Industries Council. The Offshore Technology Conference, Texas It‘s the 50th anniversary of this prestigious […]

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Cornwall: A Connected Marine Cluster

29th November, 2018

When it comes to the Marine sector, Cornwall is very well connected. There are strong cluster specialisms encompassing hydrographic, engineering, offshore wind turbines, research and aquaculture. Whilst the marine sector is currently worth £500 million to Cornwall’s economy, that’s about a quarter of what tourism […]

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Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshops

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Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance

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Finance & Funding

We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyond

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Work hard. Play hard. Live well.

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Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.

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Location & Connectivity

1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 Mbps

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Why invest in Cornwall?

If you’ve got questions about establishing your business here, or if you’d like to find out exactly how we can support you, get in touch today

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