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Side Events

OEE2023 5K Run

Tuesday 24 October, 16:30

Catch up with your ocean energy colleagues while seeing the sights in The Hague and getting your heart rate up!

If you have already registered you can modify your registration to add this event here.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 24 October, 18:00 – 20:00

Join the Ocean Energy Europe team and Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) as they welcome you to The Netherlands and the 10th anniversary edition of The Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition (OEE2023)! This is an excellent opportunity to meet the Dutch sector and other conference participants. Expect live jazz music, drinks, good company, and some special announcements.

Location: Pavlov, Spui 173, Den Haag. 18:00-20:00

Drinks Reception in the Exhibition

Wednesday 25 October, 18:00 – 19:00

Arjen Kapteijns, Deputy Mayor of the Hague, will welcome OEE2023 attendees before we have a drink in the Exhibition hall to wind down and network after a busy first day.

OEE2023 Conference Dinner

Wednesday 25 October, 19:30

Join us for drinks and dinner: Network with your peers and colleagues, catch-up with old friends and make new connections! The OEE2023 Conference Dinner will be sponsored by DP Energy

Join us for drinks and an informal dinner in the wonderful and iconic De Pier, in Scheveningen, The Hague.  

Please note that the conference dinner is a ticketed event. If you have already registered for OEE2023, you can request to add the dinner by emailing here

B2B Meetings

Wednesday 25 October, 13:00 – 18:00

Thursday 26 October, 09:00 – 15:00

Make the most out of OEE2023: plan a meeting!

During the event, a dedicated B2B meeting area will be available. When registering, be sure to create a clear and concise business profile, and mark yourself available for B2B meetings by selecting time slots on the agenda or availability pages on the event portal.

Meet new potential partners, clients and investors!

EuropeWave: On the path to commercialisation

Wednesday 25 October, 13:45 – 15:00

EuropeWave is an innovative R&D programme for wave energy technology, combining almost €20 million of national, regional and EU funding to drive a competitive Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) programme. The first two phases of the EuropeWave PCP programme have been successfully completed. Phase 3 – the final phase – will focus on developing the scaled prototypes and testing them in a real operational environment in Scotland or the Basque Country.

This side event will feature the three projects selected to enter the final phase of the programme. These successful developers will showcase their project work, lessons learnt during Phase 2, and highlight the key targets to achieve in order to bring the innovative technologies closer to commercial stage.

If you have already registered you can modify your registration to add this event here.

ETIP Ocean Side Event

Thursday 26 October, 09:00 – 10:30

ETIP Ocean has started the work to update the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for ocean energy. The SRIA outlines the priority research, development and innovation challenges to encourage the commercialisation of ocean energy technologies. It provides guidance to EU and national funders by presenting concrete research and innovation actions that will allow ocean energy to meet its SET Plan targets.

Over the past months, the ETIP Ocean Technology Working Group has helped prioritise the research, development and innovation topics that will accelerate the development of ocean energy the most in the coming years. This side event will present the work done so far and gather input from the participants with a view to publishing an updated edition of the SRIA in 2024.

If you have already registered you can modify your registration to add this event here.

Wave to Energy and Water (W2EW) Project

Thursday 26 October, 09:00 – 10:00

The joint vision of the Wave to Energy and Water consortium is to deliver a wave powered technology solution – W2EW. It relies on the innovative integration of wave energy and sea water desalination technologies, to produce zero-emission electricity and fresh water. 

The consortium partners will share the results of the project and announce next steps to mature and commercialise the technology.

• Steen Grønkjær Thomsen, Wavepiston
• Senol Ozmutlu, Vryhof
• S. Davide L. Piccioni, Massimo Lai, Enermed
• Juha Elonen, Fiellberg

If you have already registered you can modify your registration to add this event here.

Multi-use at the North Sea

Thursday 26 October, 15:15 – 16:45

In this side event, the latest insights will be shared on multi-use at the North Sea. As one of the busiest seas in the world, making efficient use of space is crucial to balance its various stakeholder needs. The solution is to combine renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar with multi-use innovations in multi-source offshore energy parks.

Join Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) and Campus@Sea to:

  • hear all about combining renewables energy sources in offshore energy parks and the EU-SCORES project;
  • discover how European offshore test site Campus@Sea in Scheveningen accelerates solutions for multi-use;
  • discuss how we can accelerate the adoption and reduce the time to market of nature-inclusive, insurable and bankable multi-use innovations at sea together.

BlueInvest Thematic Workshop

Thursday 26 October, 13:45 – 17:00

This BlueInvest workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the latest market and policy developments, innovations and investment opportunities in the blue renewable energy sector.

If you have already registered you can modify your registration to add this event here.

Site Visit - Organised by EWA

Friday 27 October, 09:00 – 18:00

Sign up for this bus tour with the Dutch Energy From Water Association (EWA) to visit the facilities of prominent players in the Dutch ocean energy sector, including Symphony Wave Power, Slow Mill Wave Energy, RED-stack (Salinity Gradient) , and Fishflow Innovations (tidal turbines).

Starting from the conference venue, Amare, this excursion offers a unique opportunity for networking while enjoying the picturesque Dutch countryside.

Limited places available.