Consortia Building Workshop - 25th January 2019, Glasgow
The Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund (OCEANERA-NET COFUND) is an initiative of national and regional government agencies from across Europe, which has received funding from the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. The aim is to coordinate support for research and development in ocean energy, to encourage collaborative projects that tackle some of the key challenges identified for the sector as it progresses towards commercialisation.
€6.8 m funding is available via this second joint call for collaborative R&D projects in ocean energy; The participating countries / regions are: Flanders (Belgium), Ireland, Pays de la Loire (France), Portugal, Scotland (Scottish Enterprise), Spain and Sweden. The Scottish Enterprise budget is £1m. Projects must be transnational, with a minimum of two independent partners from two different countries.
This free to attend, workshop in Glasgow aims to facilitate consortia-building and collaboration support, as well as provide an opportunity for additional Q&A and clarification on funding requirements and the application process.
Please register using the link to the right of this page.
Projects should be industry-led and are expected to progress technologies from TRL 3 to 6 to TRL 4 to 8. There is an indicative funding pot of €6.8m.
The six call topics are:
- Ocean Energy Devices
- Components and Subsystems
- Grid Connection and Power Systems
- Materials and Structures
- Installation, Operations and Maintenance
- Resource and Impact
- Call Opens - 8th January 2019
- Expressions of Interest - 1 March 2019
- Proposal Deadline - 5 April 2019
- Notification of applicants - October 2019
- Project start - from November 2019
Expressions of Interest can be submitted any time until 1st March. Feedback will be provided within 2 weeks. On receipt of positive feedback, applicants can proceed with preparation of the full proposal.
Further information can be found at: https://www.oceancofund.eu/joint-calls