The EU-backed project whose aim is to progress the maturity level of 40 small and medium-sized companies working in marine energy sector has officially been launched under the name of Marine Energy Alliance (MEA).
The 4-year MEA project is on the go since last week, after the project partners – coming from the Netherlands, UK, France and Ireland – held a ‘very successful’ kick-off meeting.
Namely, uniting the regional experience and capabilities of leading marine energy organizations in Northwest Europe – the project will deliver a suite of integrated technical and commercial services, tailored to the needs of 40 regional companies to progress their combined technical and commercial maturity level.
More information on how the small and medium-sized enterprises working on marine energy concepts can apply for the support program will be made available by the end of the year.
Project MEA is part of one of 14 European transnational cooperation programs developed with the goal of making northwestern Europe a key economic player with high level of innovation, sustainability and cohesion.
The project partners include Dutch Marine Energy Center (DMEC), European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Exceedence, INNOSEA, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, the University of Edinburgh, and communications partner Navingo.
They will work jointly to deliver integrated technical and commercial services, tailored to the needs of 40 companies yet to receive the support, in order to reduce the risk in the subsequent demonstration phases for their technologies.
MarineEnergy.biz – published by Navingo – is proud to be part of this project as communications partner. As such, we will continue to strive to further develop and promote the marine energy industry.