Supergen ORE Hub Launches Second Offshore Renewables Funding Call

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has launched the second round of Flexible Funding to advance research into the opportunities and challenges of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

This second round will award up to GBP 1.2 million to researchers at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Research Council Institutes and Centres, and Independent Research Organisations (IROs), to seed areas that complement existing research, fill gaps or add cross-cutting activities to explore the transfer of research findings between sectors.

The Supergen ORE Hub has additional contributions from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which is supporting the funding call by offering in-kind research resources from its network of research hubs.

This is said to include collaboration with some of the winning projects and the provision of ORE Catapult’s support and additional PhD/PDRA Research Hub resource for up to 12 months.

“The UK is at the forefront of development, adoptions and export of offshore renewable technologies, and this second round of flexible funding will allow UK-based researchers to deliver fundamental and applied research to advance the sector,” said Deborah Greaves OBE, Director of the Supergen ORE Hub.

“Additional industrial support from ORE Catapult strengthens academic-industry collaboration in the ORE sector.”

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Flexible Funding are open until 3 April by 5:00 p.m. GMT.

To remind, in 2019, Supergen ORE awarded nearly GBP 1 million to support research projects on offshore renewable energy in the first round of its Flexible Fund.