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The first in a series of outreach webinars from the SELKIE Project sharing knowledge and expertise.

This first webinar focuses on the importance of diversification and innovation to the sustainability of a business. MEW Programme Manager, Jess Hooper will be speaking and providing an overview of the sector and the opportunities it provides.

Booking essential, book your place here.

The current climate has shown that now, more than ever, growing our green (or blue) economy is so important. The recent hardship has also enforced the importance of local supply chain sustainability to businesses. It is for that reason, diversification into the marine renewable energy sector can help.

This is a rapidly growing sector, with many opportunities arising. Listen to our webinar and join the SELKIE network to learn why you should get involved in the marine renewable energy sector!


Thursday 6 August, 2 – 3pm


1400 – Welcome and background information on the SELKIE Project from TJ Horgan, Project Manager from University College Cork (UCC).

1410 – “The Firm or the Region: What Determines Innovation Outcomes of Firms?” from Sustainability work package leader, Dr Frank Crowley, Co-Director at the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre, UCC.

1440 – An overview of the marine energy sector in Wales, cross-border collaboration and opportunities for supply chain diversification from Jess Hooper, Programme Manager at Marine Energy Wales.

1450 – Information on how to join the SELKIE cross-border innovation network and plans for future supply chain events from Sarah Livett, SELKIE Project Officer at Menter Môn.

1455 – Q&A

Book your place to attend here. 

SELKIE is a cross-border project which aims to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland by bringing together leading researchers and businesses to improve the performance of marine renewable devices and technologies. University College Cork are leading the project in partnership with Swansea University, Marine Energy Wales, Menter Môn, DP Energy Ireland and Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions.

Multi-use technology tools, templates, standards and models are being created for use across the industry; which will be tested and validated on wave and tidal pilot demonstration technologies. The pilot testing will advance knowledge and improve marine energy devices in terms of their reliability, survivability, operability, stability and commercial viability.

Join our growing network of businesses! We are looking to bring together Welsh and Irish fabricators, engineers, marine operators, consultancies, marine energy device developers and more. Some of the companies already signed up are Bombora Wave Power, Sabella SA, Magallanes Renovables, Ocean Energy, Mainstay Marine Solutions, FAUN Trackway, Alpha Marine and Bartlett Engineering, to name a few.

For more information regarding this webinar, email

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.


EU Funds Ireland Wales