Xmas deadline for €7m funding bids for UK-based ocean energy projects

OCEAN energy logoThe Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) – funded by the European Union – links 16 European research funding organisations from Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Applications are now invited from UK based companies under the First Joint Call 2014 for RTDI proposals, aiming to promote research and innovation and to enhance access to transnational value chains, towards the development and competitiveness of ocean energy technologies.

 A total of €7 million has been committed for this Joint Call by the 10 EU funding organisations.

The call for papers is focused on research towards the design, development, demonstration and validation of ocean energy technologies and solutions addressing wave energy, tidal energy, and ocean-based thermal energy conversion.

Projects are expected to be highly innovative improving the performance, efficiency, survivability and reliability of components, systems, devices or arrays in their whole life cycle, while reducing costs and environmental impacts.

 A two-stage procedure will be applied for the submission and evaluation of proposals, consisting of a first pre-proposal stage (for eligibility check) and a second full proposal stage (entailing both eligibility check and international evaluation by independent experts).

Pre-proposal must be summited online by the project coordinator (on behalf of the consortium) via the Electronic Submission System by 18 December 2014

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