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  June 14th, 2024 | Written by

MARAD Seeks Proposals for First U.S. Center for Maritime Innovation

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The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) to establish the United States Center for Maritime Innovation. This initiative, part of MARAD’s Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) program, aims to foster research, development, and deployment of new marine technologies to address the environmental challenges faced by the maritime transportation system.

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MARAD is inviting organizations to submit proposals to establish and operate the center, which will function as a virtual hub for innovation. The chosen organization will also serve as the center’s secretariat. Funding for the center is available through a competitive cooperative agreement under the META program, which focuses on advancing maritime environmental sustainability and technical advancements.

Applications for this RFP must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 17, 2024. For additional information click here.