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BlueInvest Thematic Workshop

This 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.

Join BlueInvest to:

– Discover high potential blue economy projects and emerging sustainable technologies in the blue renewable energy sector;

– Engage in targeted business matching and identify investment opportunities;

– Discuss pivotal topics to sustainable financing and the transition to a green blue economy.


Wave to Energy and Water (W2EW) Project Side Event

The joint vision of the Wave to Energy and Water consortium is to deliver a world-beating 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, with dynamic optimisation of energy production and maximising the available wave energy using fresh water as storage.

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

EuropeWave: On the path to commercialisation

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. The next phase – the final phase – Phase 3 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 their milestones to achieve in order to bring the innovative technologies closer to the commercial stage.