ELBE call for financial support to innovation
ELBE Eurocluster of Blue Energy has recently launched a call for financial support to innovation. The call will fund eight cross-border projects that respond to eight different challenges in the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sector. The cascade funding for these challenges is of 60.000€ per project.
The challenges have been defined together with major stakeholders in the ORE sector. These stakeholders commit to working together with the SMEs which are eventually selected to address these challenges.
To qualify for financial support, you need to have a registered office in an EU country (or Liechtenstein, Iceland & Norway) and work out a solution to one of these challenges together with another SME in a different EU country (or Liechtenstein, Iceland & Norway).
Overview of the different challenges
|Transfer to sea methodologies – Installation.|
|Support and Monitoring of Commissioning and Maintenance Activity - Commissioning and Maintenance Activities for Offshore Substations.|
|3. OCEAN WINDS
|Multi-task versatile UAV system to support underwater offshore O&M activities within an Offshore Wind Farm - Operation & Maintenance.|
|Offshore Wind Planning Optimizer considering RT production forecasting - Offshore digitalisation.|
|Birds anti-rest effect solution - Environment|
|Cargo drone approach to the nacelle - Drone approach to nacelle.|
|Control system development for floating Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) - Control system|
|Improved data collection for the purpose of customs reporting - Data collection.|
Interested and want to find out more?
- All applications are to be submitted on the EU Survey Platform;
- The deadline for submitting your proposal is 30 September at 5:00PM CET;
- A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) will be signed to ensure property rights.
About ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy
ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy unites eight European reference clusters in the Offshore Renewable Energy sector, which together represent nearly 1,000 companies and R&D organisations. The cluster's main aim is to encourage the development of SMEs in the field of Innovation, internationalisation, networking and training.