This webinar will present PLOCAN’s & DMEC's experience on how international collaboration has supported projects and will showcase some examples from companies to explain the process from early days until project completion. PLOCAN (The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands ), is a multipurpose technical-scientific service infrastructure that provides support for research, technological development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors. PLOCAN have supported many projects including All Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation and Atlantic Ecosystems assessment, forecasting & sustainability. They work across many regions including the EU, Brazil and South Africa, and aim to share their wealth of experience with OPIN members, with the possibility of fostering collaboration. Dutch Marine Energy Centre is an accelerator for marine energy solutions. DMEC (Dutch Marine Energy Centre) delivers services to advance innovation and business growth of technology companies. In his presentation Koen will give an overview of how DMEC builds and contributes to pan European partnerships and accelerates marine energy solutions. And how, by advancing innovation, mobilizing capital and shaping policies, DMEC creates multipurpose solutions for a wide variety of markets.
11:00 – 11:10 Introduction to webinar and the OPIN project
David Garcia – Scottish Enterprise
11:10 – 11:35 How internationalisation can support collaborative innovation
José Joaquín Hernández Brito - PLOCAN
11:35 – 11:55 Building international partnerships to accelerate the marine energy sector
Koen Donkers - DMEC
11:55 – 12:05 Final Q&A
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