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Infrastructures available - wave energy, tidal energy, offshore-wind energy & environmental data, cross-cutting.
Targeted 6th Call Now Open

Start-up companies, research groups and entrepreneurs working in the area of marine renewable energy and based in the EU or in FP7-associated States will welcome the latest call offering free access to Europe’s leading test facilities.

Due to demand, MARINET is pleased to announce the opening of an additional sixth call offering free-of-charge use of European leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D. This is a unique opportunity for SME’s, companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers and researchers alike to avail of state-of-the-art interlinked infrastructures and associated expertise, with usual fees paid for by the European Commission.

Personnel expertise and advice is an integral part of the service provided at each facility, and a contribution towards transport and accommodation costs for visiting teams will also be provided.

For more information and eligibility criteria visit www.marinet.eu

Facilities Available
This 6th Call is a specifically targeted call and includes 14 of MaRINET's 45 test facilities.  The facilities included in this call are as follows:
  • ECN Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank
  • UCC-BEAUFORT National Ocean Wave Basin
  • QUB Portaferry Tidal Test Centre
  • QUB Shallow Water Wave Tank
  • CNR-INSEAN Circulating Water Channel
  • CNR-INSEAN Wave Tank
  • EMEC Real Sea Test Sites
  • FH_IWES Offshore Field Test Facilities
  • UNIFI-CRIACIV Wave-Current Flume
  • UNIFI-CRIACIV Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
  • SINTEF Renewable Energy Lab - Smartgrids
  • TECNALIA Electrical PTO Lab
  • UEDIN FloWave All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Tank
  • WAVEC Full-scale OWC for Real Sea Testing of Air Turbines
How to apply
  • Go to www.marinet.eu for further details and to complete the online application form.  The call closing date is 2nd March 2015 (1800 CET).
  • Access (testing) must be between 30-03-2015 and 31-07-2015.
  • Successful applications will be announced on the 27th March 2015.
Christophe Maisondieu - Access Coordinator
(concerning access by teams from public research centres, or general queries on the application process)

Jan Erik Hanssen - Industry Liaison
(concerning access by teams from industry)

Gerry Sutton - Project Manager
(concerning broader queries on the MARINET initiative)


+33 298 224 733

+32 2 280 1284

+353 21 425 0041
Marinet aims to accommodate successful applications in the 6th call within available capacity; however, please note there is a minor chance that the 6-month extension will be rejected by the European Commission. In this unlikely case, applications will be ranked in a priority list by the peer-review committee.

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University College Cork
Youngline Industrial Estate, Pouladuff Road, Cork

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