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Collaborative Innovation – New Horizons

The Horizon 2020 OCEANERA-NET COFUND project is now in its fifth year and has successfully implemented two Joint Calls for collaborative, trans-national research, development and demonstration projects to tackle some of the key challenges and opportunities for ocean energy. The 9 projects funded under the Co-funded Joint Call are reaching completion and have exciting results to report, while we have 4 projects ongoing under the second call. This side event will hear from companies on the benefits of collaborative innovation and OCEANERA-NET support, and the results they have achieved.

The new Horizon Europe Clean Energy Transition Partnership is expected to launch in Spring 2021 and will bring together the previous energy ERA-Nets in an exciting collaboration, with a more systematic, integrated approach to energy transition. This will bring new opportunities for ocean energy as a sector and working with other sectors on cross-cutting issues. A presentation on CETP will explore these opportunities.


  • 11:00-11:10 Welcome and Introduction – Karen Fraser, OCEANERA-NET COFUND
  • 11:10-12:00 Project presentation – the benefits of collaboration – Orbital Marine Power – TOPFLOTE and SEABLADE, Pierre Ingmarsson, RI-SE – SeaSnake and Matthew Storey, EMEC – RESOURCECODE
  • 12:00 -12:10 Q&A
  • 12:10 – 12:30 Clean Energy Transition Partnership – update – Karen Fraser, OCEANERA-NET COFUND
  • 12:20 – 12:50 Clean Energy Transition – cross-cutting opportunities – Céline Frank, Policy Officer, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • 12:45 – 13:00 Q&A
  • 13:00 Close