The first webinar of the Technology Working Group focused on identifying the key technology development areas of the ocean energy sector. During this webinar, an initial list of technology challenges was presented. Based on the comments of the Technology Working Group, the list will be prioritised to determine the technology priority areas that will serve as input for the work to update the ‘Strategic Research Agenda’ (SRA) for ocean energy. The list will also determine the topics of the next webinars and workshops.
Supporting R&D through grant funding is a tried and tested way of bringing innovative technologies to market. This model helps develop technologies to a point where they can generate revenue and attract investment. Public and private budgets for R&D are limited however, so it is vital that funding schemes are designed to have a maximum return on investment.
In this webinar, ocean energy finance experts analyse different funding schemes and explain why some of them are more successful than others.