The first OPIN Annual Symposium will be held on September 30, 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. Attendees do not need to register for the Ocean Energy Europe conference to attend the Symposium.
15.00: OPIN Project Introduction
The Symposium will open with an Introductory session on OPIN’s aims and objectives, and the ways that OPIN will support members.
15.15: CIG Introduction
The symposium will then move on to a session Collaborative Innovation Groups (CIGs). CIGs are clusters of SMEs, working with research entities or large companies to solve problems identified as barriers to the ocean energy sector. The CIG application process will be discussed, highlighting the eligibility criteria for groups and how successful applicants will be selected.
15.30: CIG Topics/Challenges
This session will showcase the CIG concept and demonstrate how CIGs can meet the needs of the ocean energy sector and it’s supply chain. Technical experts from the OPIN project partners will highlight CIG challenges that could be tackled under the call and provide examples of CIG formed to address them.
16.15: Break-out Session
A Break-out Session will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss their specific interest in the challenges highlighted in the previous session. These discussions will be guided by a technical expert from the project and will develop ideas for CIGs that could be formed to tackle these issues.
17.00: Question and Answers
A Question and Answers session will provide an opportunity for dialogue and consultation between symposiums attendees and the project coordinators on all aspects of the OPIN Project.
17.30: Future OPIN Workshops and Events
The symposium will close with a session highlighting upcoming workshops and masterclasses. All OPIN workshops and masterclasses will include a session where CIGs based on the workshop topic can be discussed.To make an inquiry about this event or for more information on OPIN contact: OPIN@seai.ie