SmartBay NIAP launches new funding call

The call for applications under the Marine Institute SmartBay National Infrastructure Access Programme (NIAP) has been opened.

The SmartBay NIAP fund will be made available through the Marine Institute to enable both academia and industry and other relevant organisations to access the SmartBay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site.

Applications are invited for projects that require funding to access the facility or it’s data feeds to carry out scientific research and/or technology development requiring the test, demonstration and validation of novel sensors, equipment, materials, coatings and data products within the marine environment.

The fund is expected to be 150,000 Euro in total and we expect to fund 5 to 8 awards to research teams through a national competitive process, which is open to both academia and industry throughout the Island of Ireland requiring access to the test site and it’s data feeds.

The Marine Institute SmartBay NIAP aims to promote synergies between companies and academia in their research and development efforts within the marine sector, by facilitating access to the test site and its associated facilities and supports.

Closing date for the call February 7, 2019.