European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731200

OCEANERA-NET COFUND Cofunded Joint Call 2017

The first OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call opens on 20th March 2017. The call will have a total budget of €17 million and provide grant funding for transnational, collaborative projects to demonstrate and validate innovative technologies for ocean energy.

Funding will be available for applicants in the following countries / regions:
  • Basque Country (Spain)
  • Brittany (France)
  • Ireland
  • Pays de la Loire (France)
  • Scotland (UK)
  • Spain
  • Sweden 

Partners from other countries may participate in projects but will need to provide their own funding.

Projects should be industry led, must involve a minimum of 2 independent organisations from 2 different countries, involve demonstration and be completed within 3 years. This will be a two Stage call, with the deadline for Stage 1 at the end of May and selection of projects by the end of 2017.

Detailed eligibility criteria and funding rates vary between funding organisations. Information is provided in the Guide for Applicants. We recommend that you contact your local funding organisation before submitting a proposal.

Call Topics

The six call topics are:
  1. Ocean Energy Devices
  2. Components and Subsystems
  3. Grid Connection and Power Systems
  4. Materials and Structures
  5. Installation, Operations and Maintenance
  6. Resource Assessment

Key Dates

The key dates for the call are:
  • Call Opens - 20th March 2017
  • Briefing and brokerage event - Seanergy, Le Havre, 22-23 March 2017
  • Information and brokerage event - Bilbao Marine Energy Week, 30 March 2017
  • Step 1 (Pre-proposal) deadline - 26 May 2017
  • Step 2 (Full proposal) deadline - 8 September 2017
  • Notification of applicants - January 2018
  • Project start - from January 2018

Submit a Proposal

The 2017 call documents are available to download from this page. To submit a proposal, please create an account using the registration button below.