OCEANERA-NET Final Conference – Breaking Through: Innovation and Collaboration in Ocean Energy

On the 30th and 31st January 2018, the EU Funded Project OCEANERA-NET hosted it’s final conference at the Radisson Blu in Edinburgh. Co-organised by KTN and Scottish Enterprise, over 110 delegates from across Europe attended the 2-day event to celebrate project success and discuss innovation and collaboration in the ocean energy sector. The agenda covered a mix of presentations, cross-sector inspiration from keynote speakers, innovation sessions and a unique UNconference session, where delegates took charge of the agenda and the sessions they wanted to attend. We also had a Ministerial address by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy.

An evening reception took place after the event in true Scottish theme, with a bagpiper, address to haggis, and welcoming speech from the Lord Provost.

Delegates found the conference extremely useful and informative, resulting in a number of collaborations and connections made.

Presentations and a delegate list have been published on the event website for those who attended the conference. http://www.oen2018.eu/oen-conference-presentations-now-available/

For more information about the project, or conference, please contact Darren Hill, KTN at darren.hill@ktn-uk.org.