Membership of the Ocean Power Innovation Network is completely free. To become a member of the OPIN Project fill in the Membership Form below and become eligible for all supports available through the project:
The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) is a 3-year initiative, running from 2019 to 2021. The project has a total project budget of €2.6M, with €1.5M in financial support contributed by Interreg North West Europe from the European Research and Development Fund (ERDF).
OPIN is a cross-sectoral collaborative network that aims to accelerate the growth of the ocean energy sector and its supply chains across the partner regions of Ireland, the UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
The basic premise of OPIN is to encourage both cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration for Offshore Renewable Energy SMEs. Cross-sectoral collaboration will bring already proven expertise, capabilities and products from other sectors into the ocean energy sector. This will help to reduce costs and accelerate technology development.
OPIN will also create a forum for collaboration and technology exchange across the partner regions. Companies from regions with ocean energy expertise will interact with potential collaborators from regions that are world leaders in other technology fields (offshore wind energy, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing). OPIN will provide a mechanism to transfer expertise between these regions, addressing the disparities in innovation and economic development across North West Europe.
The OPIN project will deliver supports to encourage both cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration. These supports will include:
OPIN plans to support over 100 companies over the lifetime of the project. Additionally, the OPIN network will continue to grow and be a mechanism for the transfer of expertise beyond the life of the project.
For more information on the OPIN Project contact: OPIN@seai.ie
50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court
Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park Chi Gallos, North Quay
1 rue de la Noë - BP 92101
Nantes Cedex 3
Wilton Park House Wilton Place
|Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland||Patricia Comiskey||
Wilton Park House Wilton Place
|Scottish Enterprise||Karen Fraser||Karen.Fraser@scotent.co.uk||United Kingdom|
|Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult||Simon Cheesemanfirstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|Sirris, the collective centre of the technological industry||Bart Teerlinckemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Ecole Centrale de Nantes||Florent Vincefirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Dutch Marine Energy Centre||Justin den Hartogemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.||Jochen Giebhardt||Jochen.Giebhardt@iee.fraunhofer.de||Germany|
A half day workshop that will discuss the UK policy and emerging markets for Offshore Renewables (offshore wind, floating wind, wave and tidal stream energy)
The first OPIN Annual Symposium will be held on the 30th of September 2019 in the Convention Centre in Dublin. The event will coincide with the Ocean Energy Europe Conference which will also be held in the Convention Centre between September 30 and October 1.
The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) has announced it will hold the project’s official launch at the SEAI Energy Show on the Energy Theatre stage at 4pm 27 March, in the RDS, Dublin.