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Funding summary: Marine Energy: Supporting array technologies

Full info on this competition: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/marine-energy-supporting-array-technologies.ashx

Join the group (and stay up to date on developments): /web/marine-energy-supporting-array-technologies

Download the briefhttp://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/0511/comp_marineenergy_final.pdf

Type of competition: Collaborative R&D

Download the Transport KTN’s useful guide to the TSB’s collaborative R&D competitions: http://bit.ly/tktn_guide_crd_comp

How much will be available? Up to £10.5 million

Who is funding this? TSB, NERC, Scottish Enterprise

What is the challenge?

The marine energy industry (by which we mean wave and tidal stream energy) is at a critical stage as it moves from single device prototypes towards first arrays of full-scale devices. The industry needs to demonstrate that energy from wave and tidal power can successfully be generated at scale and to reduce the cost of the energy produced. As the industry plans arrays for the first time, new technical barriers are emerging that are common across the industry.

The competition will seek proposals for research and development projects that address themes such as:

  • tidal array cabling;
  • subsea electrical hubs;
  • installation and maintenance vessels for tidal arrays;
  • navigation and collision avoidance and
  • anti-fouling & corrosion.

Key dates

15-16 Feb 2012 (Manchester) Consortia-building and information event /web/marine-energy-collaboration-event

5 March 2012 Competition opens

14 March 2012 Briefing event, concurrently in London (Strand Palace Hotel), Edinburgh (EICC) and via webinar (wherever you have an internet connection!). Find out more and book by clicking here

17 April 2012 Competition closes



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Event briefing day on 14th March will be held concurrently in Edinburgh (at the EICC), in London (at the Strand Palace Hotel) and online (wherever you have an internet connection!). Please click here to find out more and to book: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/6851496
Posted on 06/03/12 13:35.
Visit the group https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/marine-energy-supporting-array-technologies to access the recorded webinar, view the presentations and see a delegate list for the briefing event held on the 14th March.

If you could not attend this event, we strongly advise you to download the information to help you make the most effective application.
Posted on 15/03/12 13:01.

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