Partners & funding
EVOLVE is a transnational partnership between research institutions, technology developers and industry organisations dedicated to building an evidence base for marine renewable energy as part of a diverse energy system. This collaborative project has received support under the framework of the OCEANERA-NET COFUND project, with funding provided by the following national/regional funding organisations: Scottish Enterprise, Swedish Energy Agency and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Operating globally from a hub in Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, Aquatera provides environmental expertise and operational support for offshore, coastal and land-based activities. Our clients range from multinational corporations and national governments to individuals and community groups and we operate in more than 30 countries. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, supporting clients from planning right through to delivery and decommissioning. Our flexible business model, which draws on a wide network of associates and delivery partners, enables us to respond to clients’ needs whoever and wherever they are.
Orbital Marine Power
CorPower Ocean brings a new class of high efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs) enabling robust and cost-effective harvesting of electricity from ocean waves. The design principle is inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart and offers five times more energy per ton of device compared to previously known technologies, allowing a large amount of energy to be harvested using a small and low-cost device. The CorPower WEC’s unique ability to become transparent to incoming waves provides survivability for the WEC in storm conditions. CorPower’s is headquartered in Sweden, with offices in Portugal, Norway and Scotland. The company has received broad backing across Europe, with funders including EIT InnoEnergy, the European Commission, the Swedish Energy Agency, AICEP Global(Norte2020), Wave Energy Scotland, Midroc New Technology, ALMI Invest Greentech, SEB Greentech VC and additional private investors.
University of Edinburgh
Swedish Energy Agency
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is Portugal’s national public agency supporting research in science, technology and innovation, in all areas of knowledge. Guarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the FCT began its activities in August 1997, succeeding the National Scientific and Technological Investigation Board (JNICT). Since March 1, 2012, FCT succeeds UMIC – Agency for the Knowledge Society, IP in the responsibility for coordinating public policies for the Information Society in Portugal. On October 1, 2013, FCT assumed the attributions and competences of the Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN).