A 1-day International Symposium will be held on the topic of “Novel Composite Materials and Processes for Marine Renewable Energy”. The symposium is being organised by the consortium behind the Framework Programme 7 project MARINCOMP, led by University College Cork and the University of Edinburgh, and involving partners University of Ulster, Toray Carbon Fibers Europe, ÉireComposites, Suzlon Energy and Scotrenewables Tidal Power.
Symposium topics will include development and use of carbon fibre and glass fibre reinforced composites for use in marine renewable applications such as tidal and wind turbine blades, involving novel powder-processing routes, fibre-matrix interface studies, water absorption effects on material properties, fatigue durability life design tools, 3D reinforcements, materials testing and characterisation, blade design methodologies, blade manufacturing cost models and structural testing of large composite blades. The symposium will follow the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2017 (EWTEC 17) in Cork from 27th to 31st August. More information can be found here.
A dedicated workshop/brokerage event for project generation in the field of bioenergy will be delivered by SINTEF and the Research Council of Norway, in cooperation with a multi-disciplinary team represented by Norwegian and European actors. The aim of this event is to generate and develop projects responding to the bioenergy challenges addressed by the Horizon 2020 for the time frame 2018-2019, by connecting industry, the scientific community, and the public sector. It will provide an opportunity to make new contacts, establish new partnerships and develop projects in a multisector approach. The deadline for registration is 21st August and deadline for submission of project ideas/expertise is 30th August. More information and registration can be found here.
The European Commission will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020 over three days in October 2017. Registration will open in September. More information can be found here.
This brokerage event will cover the following Horizon 2020 Calls: “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities” and “Energy Efficient Buildings”, “Circular Economy (SPIRE, Raw Materials and Water, “Mobility for Growth,” “Automated Road Transport” and “The European Green Vehicles Initiative”, “Smart Energy Systems and Consumers”. Some funds are available to cover travel and accommodation expenses for participants from Europe and Turkey, who would like to present their proposals ideas in one of the workshops. More information can be found here.