KTN Innovation Exchange challenge - battery systems for a zero emission passenger ferry

Innovative solutions are being sought by Artemis Technologies on KTN’s Innovation Exchange for battery pack designs that would be suitable in a marine environment.

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KTN’s Innovation Exchange has posted a new challenge from Artemis Technologies, an applied technology spin off from the successful Artemis Racing America’s Cup team. The company was set up to commercialise the hydro-foiling and tool chain intellectual property developed by the team over the past seven years. The company provides engineering services to high-performance and commercial clients, as well as developing unique products, like the world’s most advanced maritime simulators. Utilising world class skills in simulation, lightweight structure engineering, electronics, hydraulics, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, the Artemis Technologies team has been developing new green technologies with various maritime applications and strives to deliver real innovation to its customers through unique solutions and products.


Artemis Technologies is developing a zero emission passenger ferry to address both the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets to achieve a reduction of 50% in carbon dioxide by 2050 and the UK’s commitment to achieve Net Zero within the same timescale.

Artemis Technologies is the lead partner of the Belfast Maritime Consortium that was recently awarded a UKRI Strength in Places grant to help develop their electric propelled hydrofoil vessel. This Innovation Exchange challenge seeks to find solution providers to help power this innovative vessel.

Artemis Technologies is looking for an innovation partner to develop and supply battery packs capable of propelling the e-foiler vessel, currently being constructed. Existing off-the-shelf battery packs designed for the application are often: expensive, heavy and have limited options for scale-up.

Artemis would like to hear from solution providers capable of offering a more bespoke solution that addresses these issues.


Rewards and benefits

Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to pitch to the challenger. The package may also include:

  • Support from KTN and wider Innovations Networks within KTN including but not limited to:
    • Decarbonising Ports & Harbours
    • Cross sector Battery which is aligned closely to the ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge
    • ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution
  • Support in the development of a prototype or pilot
  • A place in KTN or Innovate UK events
  • A potential business collaboration


If you have a potential solution, find out more and apply at KTN’s Innovation Exchange site here.

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