Side Events

RenewableUK Marine Energy Policy Forum - Tuesday 27 February 2018

Policy Forums are member only events designed to help bring RenewableUK members together to hear the latest policy and business news. At the forum, we will be joined by guest presenters, have a live discussion across the membership and hearing the latest from RenewableUK and members.

Marine Energy Policy Forum Meeting #8

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Location: Alsh 1 Room (part of the Loch Suite, just off the main boulevard), SEC Glasgow
Registration: To register, click here.

* Please note that the Policy Forum is open to RenewableUK Members only

15.00 – Welcome from the Chair, Sue Barr, External Affairs Manager, OpenHydro and an update from Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
15.20 – Updates from members
15.40 – Offsore Renewable Energy Catapult to feedback findings from cost reduction research - Simon Cheeseman, Wave & Tidal Sector Specialist and Miriam Noonan, Financial Analyst
15.55 – Members to feedback and reflect on Offsore Renewable Energy Catapult
16.15 – Discussion on next steps, IPPA, CfDs and sector deal ideas
17.00 – Close
17.30 – Pre-Event Drinks Reception at Glasgow Civic Chambers

Horizon 2020 Energy 1-2-1's - Wednesday 28 February 2018

Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s research and innovation funding programme. UK organisations continue to be eligible to receive European funding. The latest information about eligibility can be found here.

Kerry Young, the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for Energy in Horizon 2020, will be available for 1-2-1 meetings with delegates.  Appointments for 1-2-1s can either be pre-booked in advance directly or drop-in on the day at Stand 10. Drop-in appointments are subject to availability. To book an appointment, please contact Kerry Young ( or +44(0)845 6000 430).

The EU Energy Focus service is a free UK Government-funded service, that aims to ensure that UK organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in securing European funding for energy-related projects. The service includes confidential, one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas and review of draft proposals. The UK NCP can provide support to any proposal involving a UK organisation and is part of a network of NCPs across Europe so can also signpost non-UK organisations to support in their countries and help with consortium building. In the light of the EU referendum result the team is tracking the UK’s new, wider international energy innovation engagement priorities, that are currently being developed, and other possible activities related to international collaboration. Find out more at