EU-funded Ocean DEMO project just launched its 2nd call at Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Dublin. The project had awarded recommendations to support 12 offshore renewable energy projects under its 1st call that closed in July 2019.
Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean DEMO is a €13m project aiming to accelerate the ocean energy’s transition from single prototype to multi-device farms by providing free access to world-leading test centres such as EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE). Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres. Technology developers can apply for support packages to test multi-device farms or single devices able to scale up to multi-device in the future. Preference will be given to technologies ready to test by spring 2020. The project's 2nd call will be open until 31st January 2020 and all the full application documents are available on its website.