The Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) is a 4 year European Territorial Cooperation project running from May 2018 to May 2022.
The aim of MEA is to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases. In this four-year project eight partners will combine their marine energy expertise to deliver integrated technical and commercial support services to forty technology developers in north-west Europe. Ecole Centrale de Nantes the european leader in MRE research and innovation and the engineering society INNOSEA are involved in this alliance.
- Through participation in MEA, companies will gain access to the project partners’ world-leading expertise in marine energy development.
- Awarded companies will have the chance to work closely together with a transnational team of marine energy experts on both the technical advancement of their technology, as well as the development of their commercial strategy and business plans.
- Each service offer is intended to put the company’s technology and business firmly on the road towards successful commercialisation.