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Now available: Material from In-Stream Tidal online brokerage workshop, 9 October 2014

Call Brief
The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Innovate UK are jointly investing approximately $1.4m CAD (£755k) in collaborative R&D projects to develop enhanced sensing technologies for tidal stream energy applications. 

The aim of this competition is to develop technologies that lead to the acquisition of better data, improved data analysis and collection methods, helping to reduce risk, uncertainty and cost to the tidal stream energy industry.

Proposals must be collaborative and business-led, including at least one business from Canada and one from the UK. We expect to fund industrial research projects, in which a SME business partner will generally attract up to 60%, and large enterprises 50%, of the total project costs through funding from OERA and Innovate UK. 

This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 6 October 2014. The deadline for expressions of interest is at 12:00 Atlantic Standard Time (AST) or 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 28 November 2014. Full details of the call are available on the Innovate UK competition page (for UK registrants) and on the OERA competition page (for Canadian registrants).  

Online Partnership Brokering Workshop
The UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held an online interactive webinar to support partnership building between prospective applicants from Canada and the UK on the 9th of October 2014.

In addition to the opportunity to learn more about the funding call, attendees presented briefly their project idea or technical capability.

You can view the recording of the webinar here:

You can download the presentation from the webinar here:
Key comments, questions & Answers  from the webinar can be viewed here:

Agenda for Online Partnership Brokering Workshop 

 Web Platform: Adobe Connect (joining instruction to follow)

KTN Moderators: Viola Augstein, Nee-Joo Teh



Introduction by Chairperson 


Funding Call Overview

a)    Canadian perspective 

b)    UK perspective

c)     Brief Q&A (questions collated by moderators during 2(a) & (b)) 


Delegate Idea / R&D Capability Pitching (3min each)

a)    Canadian delegates 

b)    UK delegates 


Wrap up by Chairperson 






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