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Reaching financial close: Funding schemes

Europe has never been more supportive of ocean energy. Join this session for an informal face-to-face conversation with the people directing some of the most interesting funding schemes for the sector. These instruments are specifically tailored to support energy demonstration projects, innovative SMEs, the blue economy and new wave energy tech.

Expanding horizons: European leadership abroad

European companies lead the world in ocean energy and have started to explore markets outside of Europe. Several projects are currently on the way, deploying European technology in North America, Asia, and elsewhere. This session presents those projects and gives an overview of the market conditions in other parts of the world.

Asia awakens: A new momentum

Ocean energy is gaining momentum in Asia. From South Korea to Indonesia, developers are testing new devices and national governments are setting ambitious targets. This session will look at the upcoming opportunities for European developers in these emerging markets.


Chair: Ana Brito e Melo
Executive Director | WavEc

The future energy system – the value of flexibility

Fully decarbonising the energy sector is the most pressing step in achieving climate neutrality. In this context, the flexibility and predictability of ocean energy complements variable renewable energy sources and adds significant value to the energy system.

Powering the Green Transition with Blue Energy

Ocean energy is a solution to some of the most defining challenges of our time. Our oceans will help us to decarbonise, and to support 100% renewable electricity systems. Our oceans will help deliver a truly just transition, based on new jobs and economic activity. And our oceans can be a platform for European economic and technological strength.

In this session, political leaders from across Europe will join together to discuss how the Green Transition can be powered by Blue Energy.

Wave tech showcase: Innovation at work

Wave energy devices continue to advance, finding innovative ways to exploit one of the world’s richest resources. In this session, we will bring delegates up to speed with a range of rapid-fire presentations, featuring the latest news from the top wave technology developers.


Chair: Jochen Weilepp (tbc)
University of Applied Sciences Biberach and Board Advisor to Schottel Hydro

Tidal tech showcase: Powering homes

Tidal energy’s generating capacity continues to grow, powering ever more homes and businesses in Europe. This session will highlight leading tidal stream technology developers, who will present their latest achievements and experiences.

Flagship projects: Watts in the Water

Project by project, the ocean energy sector is steadily increasing the number of installed devices. Many of the latest projects have an impact beyond pure electricity production: opening up markets, showcasing what revenue support can deliver, or proving a new device type.