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1 Heriot-Watt Energy Academy, 9 September 2014 Ocean Energy ERA-NET Karen Fraser, Scottish Enterprise Coordinator OCEANERA-ENT

2 The project The Ocean Energy European Research Area Network Funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (FP7) 4 year programme: December 2013 – November 2017 A network of 16 research and innovation programme funders and managers from 9 EU member states Ocean energy includes wave and tidal energy, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion

3 Who we are UK: Scottish Enterprise, Technology Strategy Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council France: Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Spain: Centre for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI): Economic Development Agency of Asturias (IDEPA); Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN); Regional Development Agency of Cantabria (SODERCAN); Basque Energy Agency (EVE) Ireland: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Sweden: Swedish Energy Agency Denmark: Energinet.dk, state owned Transmission System Operator Belgium: Flemish Government; Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology The Netherlands: Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

4 What we will do Objective: to coordinate activity between European countries and regions to support research and innovation in the ocean energy sector, by Promoting information exchange, collaborating with industry and research communities Creating an inventory of research programmes, scientific and technology mapping, monitoring trends in the sector Identifying mutual interest, gaps, opportunities for collaboration Agreeing a shared vision and action plan for joint activities Mutually supporting joint calls for trans-national projects Sharing results Developing a sustainable and growing community for future activities

5 Joint Call 2014 – Provisional Information Timeline: Brokerage event - 2 October 2014 at Ocean Energy Europe 2014 Call open 23 October Stage 1 –18 December, Stage 2 –1 April 2015, project start – from 1 October 2015 Eligibility: Collaborative projects - minimum 2 partners from 2 different countries Industry and research organisations, but focus on industry needs Research, development, testing, demonstration Wave, tidal, salinity gradient and ocean thermal Evaluation: Independent evaluators Criteria - Scientific and/or technological excellence; Quality and efficiency of the implementation; Potential Impact Budget: TBC Funding: Level based on national rules, state aid limits From respective national / regional funding agency

6 Contact Karen Fraser Marine Energy Senior Executive OCEANERA-NET Project Manager Scottish Enterprise t: +44 (0) e:


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