Marine Wave Energy

Approximately £4.5 Million (80% FEC) is available to support 4-5 grant proposals, each up to £1 Million. Proposals should be for 36 months’ duration.

Proposals should fall mainly under the EPSRC remit but may include integrated social and environmental aspects surrounding the use of Wave Energy Converters.

There is currently considerable experience in the Marine Wave Energy sector from the deployment of various Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prototypes, but there are still significant obstacles around technology and affordability.

The Wave Energy Roadmap commissioned through the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub concludes that targeted research and innovation will play an important role in the Wave Energy journey to commercialisation. As a result, EPSRC is looking to fund proposals, particularly in the key areas highlighted by the roadmap:

  • Novel designs for niche applications
  • Survivability and reliability of devices in the marine environment
  • Power Take-Off and control systems
  • Modelling, forecasting, and evaluation of wave energy resource
  • New materials for Wave Energy Converters

This call will take a portfolio approach to ensure a variety of the above areas are funded.  Projects will be expected to network over the lifetime of the grants.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2020