Selkie – ‘Meet the Expert’ event series
The Selkie Project is organising a series of events focused on providing business support for companies looking to diversify in to the marine energy sector. These events will give your company the opportunity to learn more about key themes from experts in the sector to help in your endeavours to enter and work in this innovative and growing industry. It will also give you the opportunity to network and meet with other companies.
Manufacturing for the Marine Environment - 2 September 2021, 10am.
Experts: Safinah Group
Safinah Group are experts in optimising coatings to protect marine assets. They offer independent consulting and technical services to the whole spectrum of coating activities covering the entire lifetime of an asset from product specification, selection and application to maintenance, repair and failure investigation. In this session Safinah will talk about their experience in creating functional specifications to optimise performance, reduce maintenance, reduce costs and prolong the lifetime of assets in harsh environments.
Raising Investment - 16 September 2021, 10am.
Experts: GS Verde
The GS Verde Group are a corporate finance-led group, specialising in investment raising, acquisitions and business sales. Our expert, Louise Santaana is a Director of Verde, the Corporate Finance arm of the GS Verde group. In this session, Louise will explore ways businesses can acquire various types of funding, covering the various stages in an organisations lifecycle where capital may be need to be raised to support growth or exit. She will talk about some real life examples and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Testing & Validation (Ireland) - 30 September 2021, 10am.
Experts: SmartBay Test Site - BlueWise Marine
SmartBay is Ireland’s national marine and renewable energy test and demonstration facility which supports the testing and validation of new marine energy technologies through deployments and monitoring in a real marine-world environment. The site is an ideal opportunity for device developers looking to bridge the gap between test tanks and the open-sea for their technology validation. SmartBay is supported by BlueWise Marine who will be leading this session on testing and validation, detailing the opportunities and challenges presented in preparing for open-sea testing and the support and facilities available at SmartBay test site.
To register for these events please follow the link, https://www.selkie-project.eu/events/selkie-meet-the-expert-event-series/
The Selkie project is part funded by the Irish Wales Co-operation Programme and aims to develop shared multi-use engineering tools, templates, standards and models, which can be used across the Marine Renewal Energy sector in both Wales and Ireland.
The Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme is a maritime programme connecting organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the South-East coast of Ireland.
The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).
The programme is one of a family of ETC programmes which provide opportunities for regions in the EU to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.
The Ireland Wales programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Wales and Ireland.
The programme focuses on:
Cross border innovation
Adaptation of the Irish Sea and Coastal Communities to Climate Change
Cultural and Natural Resources and Heritage