WavEC Seminar 2017

12 December 2017, Lisbon

WavEC Seminar 2017 (morning)
B2B Meetings (afternoon)

Testing and Demonstration Infrastructures for the Development of the Blue Economy

WavEC Offshore Renewables organised its annual Seminar 2017 that took place in the morning of the 12th of December at Gare Marítima Rocha Conde de Óbidos, in Lisbon. In the afternoon B2B meetings took place.

The event of this year discussed about the importance of testing and demonstration infrastructures - both onshore and offshore - to attract projects to Portugal and through them develop a national value chain, including R&D&I components, services and industry.

The discussion of this topic is particularly important and necessary due to the preparation of an application to the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) to create a distributed infrastructure for the marine renewable energy sector. The infrastructures that are integrated into the ESFRI project will have access to more attractive conditions to raise R&D&I projects.

The preparation of this application to the ESFRI is being prepared by the European project MARINERG-i in which WavEC participates. The consortium gathers partners from Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Italy.

The WavEC Seminar, that took place in the morning of the 12th of December, was aligned with an afternoon session organized in the aim of the MARINERG-I project. This session gathered a group of relevant stakeholders of the sector with the aim to identify possible national R&D&I infrastructures that can apply to the ESFRI infrastructure and the national context of the distributed infrastructure.

As testing and demonstration infrastructures reach a wide range of topics, the WavEC Seminar focused on two distinct sectors, however with important contact points, both on the testing infrastructure level as on the value chain and technology level that they partially share: offshore renewable energies and offshore aquaculture.


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. António Sarmento, WavEC Offshore Renewables

Moderator: António Sá da Costa, APREN
Key Note Speech
. R V Ahilan, LOC Group Limited, Market and Technology Trends in Offshore Renewable Energies
. António Falcão, IST, Development of Wave Energy Technology Exploitation in Portugal in the International Context
Round Table
. João Maciel, EDP NEW R&D
. Patrik Möller, Corpower
. Luisa Carrilho da Graça, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Moderator: Pedro Pousão, IPMA
Key Note Speech
. Karl Stromsem, Global Maritime, Market and Technology Trends in Offshore Aquaculture
Round Table
. Pedro Encarnação, Jerónimo Martins Agro-Alimentar
. André Bravo, More Than Seafood
. Pedro Pires, WavEC Offshore Renewables

Moderator: António Vidigal, EDPI
Key Note Speech
. José Antão, FCT/ ESFRI, Research Infrastructures
. Marta Silva, WavEC Offshore Renewables, Marinergi Project
Round Table
. Nuno Sá, A. Silva Matos
. Miguel Prado, in2sea - Inovação no mar, Lda
. José Varandas, Kymaner
. Pedro Valverde, EDPI
. Victor Baptista, REN

. António Sarmento, WavEC Offshore Renewables
. Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education


. Atlantic Action Plan
. Centro de Maricultura da Calheta
. Composite Solutions
. Jorge Lozano - Trabalhos em Altura, Lda
. OFISEQ - Offshore Fishfarming Equipments, Lda
. Unitech Energy R&D AS
. WavEC Offshore Renewables