Control Systems for Wave Energy Generation Competition
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. Through their competitive procurement programme, they support a range of projects focused on the key systems and sub-systems of Wave Energy Converters. The aim is to produce reliable technology which will result in cost effective wave energy generation.
This is the fourth WES innovation funding call. This funding call is for feasibility study proposal and is the first of 3 stages in the WES control systems programme.
12 Jun 2017
Up to £47,000 (forty seven thousand pounds) is available for businesses to develop advanced control systems for use in wave energy generation.
Up to 100% of project costs are available via a research and development contract. WES will invest further funding in successful projects which progress to design, development and demonstration stages.
OTHER KEY DATES
There will be a webinar for potential applicants on Thursday 13 April 2017
Individual companies can apply, but smaller businesses are expected to prefer to form a consortium for their bid
There will be a brokerage event in Edinburgh on Friday 12 May 2017 (registration required) to help businesses find partners
Projects can last up to 3 months
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).