MEA Final Conference

Marine Energy Pavillion Stand 1.241

The Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) project has nearly reached its finish line after four years of activity. During this time, small-to-medium entreprises benefited from the project partner’s best practices and experties in developing their technologies. Many were able to significantly advance their technology, as well as work on their commercial strategy and worldwide recognition in the marine energy sector.

The MEA partners look forward to sharing the project results, engage with stakeholders, exchange on cross-sector collaboration and showcase the potential of Marine Energy.

Tuesday 29 November


10:00-12:00 | From the drawing board to the sea – How to innovate in the offshore space

The offshore space requires a high level of diligence to innovate in. In this series of presentations MEA partners share information on how they can provide both the processes and the tools throughout the entire development and ME developers give feedback on the relevance of such services.

Moderated by Simon Stark (DMEC) with presentations and with input from Thomas Soulard (ECN), Floor Spaargaren (MARIN), Andrew Aveyard (UEDIN), Christina Martinez Lozano (EMEC), Kim Nielsen, SolarDuck, HelioRec, Teamwork Technology a.o.

13:00 -13:30 | Showcasing Marine Energy opportunities and solutions

Business case blueprints can be the fundamental base to initiate formation of concrete collaborations with relevant stakeholders in aquaculture, offshore wind, hydrogen, ports and oil and gas sectors. In this series of presentations MEA partners give an update on the current situation.

Moderated by Aida Sutopo (DMEC) with presentations by Yuki Esser (DMEC), Fiona Fleming (MaREI/UCC), Mairéad Connoly (EMEC), Félix Gorintin (Innosea), Andrew Aveyard (UEDIN)

14:30 -15:45 | Session ‘Scaling-up Marine Energy’ – Conference Area G105


16:00 -18:00  ‘Joining forces for offshore energy’

Reception/networking drinks, organised by the Marine Energy Alliance, Dutch Marine Energy Centre, Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Offshore Energy Industry (IRO) and Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA).

Wednesday 30 November


10:00 -12:00 | Bridging the gap between technology development and funding

Where is the gap for most developers and how to finance innovation? A series of presentations on the services, what funders and investors are looking for and experiences shared by some of the MEA companies. We will wrap this all up with the opportunity to engage in a panel session.

Moderated by Andrew Smith (DejaBlue Consulting) with presentations by Britta Schaffmeister (DMEC), Ray Alcorn (Exceedence) and experience experts of SolarDuck, HelioRec, Teamwork Technology a.o.

13:30 – 13:30 | MEA project: the results

A reflection on the project: What have we done, what are the results of that and what’s next?
Presented by Daphne Linzell (DMEC)

13:30 – 14:00 | Interreg NWE: reflection on previous and focus on new programme

13:30 – 14:30 | Round Table session (Matchmaking Area – Hall 1)
How Marine Energy – in combination with offshore wind – can attribute to the production of Hydrogen. It is lead by Mairéad Connolly, Hydrogen Development Officer at EMEC – the European Marine Energy Centre based in Orkney – partner in the Marine Energy Alliance.

If the time slot of the round table session does not match your calendar, please come and meet Mairead and other MEA partners in the Marine Energy Pavilion, stand 1.241. 

  • DMEC
  • Innosea
  • Exceedence
  • Centrale Nantes
  • MaREI
  • EMEC
  • The University of Edinburgh