EUROGIA+ Marine Renwables Information Day


Date : Monday, March 5thTime : 14:00 – 19:00
Place: GdFSuez
Direction Recherche & Innovation
1 et 2 place Samuel de Champlai
Faubourg de l’Arche
Registration : Please email until Feb. 29 to

As the EUREKA cluster for low carbon energy technologies, EUROGIA+ helps transnational collaborations get their energy-related RD&D projects funded. This information day will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the EUROGIA+ programme and the funding possibilities.

As one of the key technologies for Europe’s energy future, marine renewables represent an important subset of projects funded through EUROGIA+. With the special focus on marine renewables, this EUROGIA+ information day intends to facilitate the generation of exciting transnational RD&D projects in this area by bringing together interested industry and academic players from all over Europe.

Bring your ideas, find partners and get funding support at the EUROGIA+ Information day in Paris on March 5th.

Programme :

14:00 Marc Florette, VP Research, GdFSuez: Welcome. ‘The importance of low carbon energy technology developments for GdFSuez.’

14:15 Pierre Besse, Bureau Veritas, ‘The European marine industry and its role in the development of marine renewables.’

14:30 Jose Luis Villate, Ocean Energy Association and TECNALIA, ‘Technology developments in ocean energy.

14:45 Manuela Conconi, European Wind Energy Association, ‘Market prospects for offshore wind.’

15:00 Yann Hervé  De Roeck, Platforme France Energie Marine: ‘France Energies Marines: How is France going to catch up on marine renewable technologies?’

15:15 Thierry Langlois, EU DG Research, ‘FP7 and Horizon support for Low Carbon Energy Technologies and the links to Eurogia+.’

15:30 tbc, ERA-Net Wave and Wind, ‘Transnational collaboration for marine renewables in Europe.’

15:45 Chris Besson, Eurogia+ Office Director, ‘Eurogia+ overview; how to get your projects funded.’

16:15 Raul Manzanas Eurogia+ Chairman and Acciona, ‘Leveraging public funding to develop new marine renewables technologies, some examples.’

16:30 Yves Robin, DGCIS, ‘Public support for low carbon energy technologies in France.’

16:45 Coffee Break

17:00 Brokerage event:

-    Project ideas: participants in the information days are invited to present in 5 minutes each project ideas for which they would like to find some partners.

-    Break-out sessions: participants interested in proposing projects can get individual consultations with EUROGIA+ and Public Authorities representatives on any question they may have concerning their project ideas

18:15 Refreshments, courtesy of GdFSuez