The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Programme is organising its first impact event on 4 and 5 December 2019, taking place in Tourcoing, France. The Interreg NWE Programme supports five transnational ocean energy projects that aim at bringing new technologies to the market and stimulating strong policies for the sector.

In the opening session, Oliver Wragg from EMEC will discuss the opportunities to maximise the impacts of projects.

The event also features a dedicated workshop for ocean energy, where project partners will discuss their needs, find synergies and elaborate ideas for further cooperation.

More information and the agenda can be found here.

You can register here before 15 November.


ETIP Ocean will publish a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) early next year. The SRIA will detail the priority research, development and innovation challenges that most merit funding in the years ahead. The existing SRIA is a valued reference for the European Commission, and is also consulted by national and regional funding authorities.

To make sure that the SRIA best reflects the sector's needs, ETIP Ocean will organise two consultation webinars open to the whole ocean energy sector.

During the webinars, we will present the draft SRIA and open the floor for discussion. Based on the webinars' outcomes, we will produce the final document that will be published in January 2020.

The webinars will take place on:

  • 27th November at 10 am UTC / 11 am CET - wave-focused
  • 28th November at 2 pm UTC / 3 pm CET - tidal-focused

The first webinar will be more focused on wave energy and the second one on tidal energy. However, you can participate in either one regardless of your interest.

You can register to the webinars here: wave-focused & tidal-focused.

The OceanSET project will organise a workshop during OEE2019 to encourage knowledge and expertise sharing between innovation providers and funders. The workshop will take place on the 30th of September, 11:00 - 13:00 at the CCD in Dublin.

The workshop will introduce the project and then address the following topics:

  • Technology gaps in wave and tidal stream
  • Financing for effective development
  • Stage-gate metrics: the new TRL
  • Transparency on cost


The objective of the OceanSET project is to support the realisation of 11 technology development actions identified in the ocean energy SET-Plan Implementation Plan. It will achieve this by facilitating the implementation of the technology development actions and supporting the relevant working group. OceanSET will also assess the progress of the ocean energy sector and monitor national and EU funded projects.

Find the programme here.



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