19 September - 24 September | | USA | Members only

ELBE Alliance is organising a wave energy business mission to the West Coast of USA in the framework of OREC 2021.

The states of Oregon and Washington gather the largest industrial and R&D network in wave energy in the USA. During the visit, we will be able to visit the most advanced test sites and R&D infrastructures in the country and meet key stakeholders in the wave energy sector in the US (WEC developers, universities, etc.). The ELBE delegation will also have a specific role at OREC 2021, with specific B2B meetings and participation in the conference.

The preliminary agenda is the following:

19th of September (Sunday): Flight to Seattle (Washington).

20th of September: Meetings with Maritime Blue,  Oscilla Power; visit to Siemen’s air turbine test facility in Bellevue; flight to Portland (Oregon).

21st of September: Visit to Vigor Shipyard and participation in PMEC All Center Meeting.

22nd and 23rd of September: OREC 2021.

24th of September: Visit to OSU – O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab; meetings with PacWave and Columbia Power Technologies; flight back to Europe.

There is no charge for participating in the mission, besides the costs of flight and hotels and any additional cost incurred along the visit.

Finally, please note that US borders are currently closed for European citizens. As it is expected that restrictions will be lifted by the end of July, the final decision of moving forward with the mission will be taken then.

If you would like to attend the mission or have any questions, please contact:
Isabelle Louise Aabel, isabelle@gcenode.no.

Deadline is Tuesday 27th of July but please let us know your interest as soon as possible to better configure the definitive agenda.

The ELBE Alliance gathers seven leading European clusters in Blue Energy. It aims to contribute positioning Europe as the world technological and industrial leader in Blue Energy by supporting internationalisation of European SMEs and other relevant stakeholders, with a focus in North America (US, Canada) and Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan).

This activity is part of the ELBE PLUS project (GA – 951148), which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)