The OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call 2019 opens on 8th January 2019 on,
€7.34m funding is available for collaborative R&D projects in ocean energy.

A webinar will take place on the 14th of January 2019 11:00 CET. This webinar will present the objectives of the call and explain the call processes, rules and support available to develop projects, and give an opportunity to ask questions.

General information about the call:

Projects must be transnational, with a minimum of 2 independent partners from 2 different countries.

The countries / regions providing funding are:

  • Flanders (Belgium)
  • Ireland
  • Pays de la Loire (France)
  • Portugal, Scotland (Scottish Enterprise area)
  • Spain
  • Sweden

The deadline for expressions of interest is 1st March, full proposals 5th April 2019.

The call topics are: ocean energy devices; components and sub-systems; grid connection and power systems; materials and structures; installation, operations and maintenance; resource and impact assessment. Ocean energy covers wave, tidal, ocean thermal and salinity gradient but potential applicants should check guidance for eligibility in each region.

The call documents, information on a match-making website and upcoming events will be published on the OCEANERA-NET COFUND website on 8th January.