The Marine Energy Alliance aims to progress the combined technical and commercial maturity level of 40 SMEs by delivering a suite of bespoke integrated technical and commercial services.

In this four-year project eight partners will combine their marine energy expertise to deliver integrated technical and commercial support services to forty technology developers in north-west Europe.Centrale Nantes, through its LHEEA laboratory and its offshore test site SEM-REV, is involved in this alliance.

This partnership, drived by The Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), comprises the European Marine Energy Centre (UK), the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (IR), Ecole Centrale de Nantes (FR), the Martitime Research Institute Netherlands (MARINE), Exceedence (IR), INNOSEA (FR), Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (NL), the University of Edinburgh (UK) and communication partner Navingo (NL). Together they aim to develop and pilot an integrated service portfolio ready for roll-out after the project lifetime.

MEA unites regional experience capabilities of leading organisations with a track record in marine energy development. The main objective is to progress the combined technical and commercial maturity level of 40 SMEs developing Marine Energy technologies, reducing the risk in the subsequent demonstration phase. This is achieved by delivering a suite of integrated technical and commercial services, tailored to the needs of each SME supported in the project.

First call

The first Call for Applications of the Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) opened on December 17, 2018. The aim of MEA is to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases. The first call for applications is open until Friday 15 February 2019

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Published on July 20, 2018 Updated on February 12, 2019