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. OPIN is a 3-year initiative, running from 2019 to 2021. The project has a total project budget of €2.57M, with €1.47M in financial support contributed by Interreg North West Europe from the European Research and Development Fund (ERDF).
The OPIN Launch Event will provide attendees with an overview of the aims of the project and the partners involved. It will begin with a short opening address from the lead partner SEAI, followed by a discussion panel on the effectiveness of the OPIN pilot (run over 2016-17 in Ireland and Scotland), the benefits of network membership and the supports available to network members in 2019. These supports include workshops, masterclasses, technology benchmarking assessments, and grants for collaborative groups of SMEs.