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Wave Energy Scotland - Funding call for control systems


Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is announcing its fourth innovation funding call: Control Systems.

Advanced control systems have the potential to play a vital role in the realisation of cost-effective Wave Energy generation technology. WES wishes to realise this potential through this innovation call for Control Systems, starting with funding for Feasibility Studies and progressing to design, development and demonstration activities.

Relevant technology transfer opportunities exist in many industrial sectors. Organisations from sectors such as Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Mining, Offshore and Sub-Sea vessel stability & manoeuvring could all make a valuable contribution. WES hopes to support collaboration between academia, industry, wave energy specialists and new entrants to approach this exciting control system challenge.

This call is for the first of 3 stages in the Control Systems programme. Up to 100% of project costs, via a contract for research and development services, are available under this call for Feasibility Study proposals. WES can offer up to £47K (excluding VAT) per project of up to 3 month duration, with applicants free to contribute further funds if desired.  WES will further invest in successful projects which progress to stage 2 and stage 3. Applications must be submitted by 12th June 12.00 mid-day.

A webinar will be held on Thursday 13th April and a brokerage event is planned for Friday 12th May in Edinburgh. Registration for both is essential. Find out more on our website

The competition opened on 5th April 2017.