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Showcasing the impact of the Marine Business Technology Centre

Since its launch in 2018, The Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) has accelerated the growth of advanced marine tech businesses in Devon and shone a light on the immense potential of Plymouth and Devon as a centre for marine innovation.

This pioneering partnership project has enabled innovative businesses to access comprehensive research and development support as well as world-class facilities and expertise.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the MBTC has been able to offer their services free of charge to eligible businesses across Devon.

Based in Endeavour House at the Oceansgate Marine Enterprise Zone in Devonport, the MBTC gave clients access to the Smart Sound Plymouth proving zone, funding programmes, research and development support and links to other commercial collaborative partners, to aid the production of cutting-edge marine solutions.

With the project scheduled to finish in July 2023, Brand Innovation was approached by the team to manage the production of a special brochure to showcase the achievements of the MBTC. These would be used for a legacy event to be held in Plymouth. It required research, copywriting, design and print to be completed in less than 4 weeks.

Brand Innovation quickly designed a structure for the 16-page brochure, wrote all the content, and collated the recommended imagery to be used, based on files supplied by the MBTC. Brand Innovation then provided a detailed brief to long-term associates, Tonick Publishing, who created an excellent design for the brochure and managed the print process. The finished items were delivered to the MBTC team well ahead of deadline.

Lynn File, MD of Brand Innovation, said:

“This was a fantastic project to be involved in. It was a great experience working with the team at Plymouth City Council and liaising with the MBTC project partners at University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Marine Biological Association. Everyone was really responsive when drafts were sent for approval, which helped greatly in achieving the tight deadline.

“The MBTC project has been a vital building block in creating an exciting future for marine innovation in Devon. The project has been a real game-changer for the region. It has acted as a catalyst for the development of new businesses and services at the forefront of advanced marine technology.”

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