Interreg synergy for marine renewables

Accelerate your business with OPIN, MEA, FAN-BEST, BLUE-GIFT, Ocean DEMO, and AFLOWT

Come and meet six Interreg projects related to Marine Renewable Energies at SEANERGY 2021, on the 23rd of September in Nantes, France.

OPIN, MEA, Ocean DEMO, AFLOWT (Interreg North-West Europe) and BLUE-GIFT, FAN-BEST (Interreg Atlantic Arc) are pleased to announce their networking cocktail event and invite all interested parties to join! The reception will take place in the exhibition area of SEANERGY 2021, at the WEAMEC/Pays de la Loire booth from 4pm.

This coalition of Interreg projects addresses the various needs of companies through their innovation journey. Starting at early stages with OPIN, they can then receive technical and business services in MEA and FAN-BEST, and finally get testing and demonstration opportunities within BLUE-GIFT, Ocean DEMO and AFLOWT.

This networking event is an opportunity to meet entities that are accelerating the Marine Renewable Energy sector by supporting technology companies to develop their innovative solutions. And if your company has already been supported, join us to share your feedbacks and meet the network of supported companies!

There is no need to register. Just drop by!


Laura-Mae Macadré, Project Manager at WEAMEC – Centrale Nantes, said:

“We are delighted to host this networking event and show the complementarity of our 6 Interreg projects. The range of services offered through this family of projects is a key support for the marine renewables sector growth. This networking event will also be the finest closure for the OPIN Annual Symposium we will organise on 23rd September afternoon at SEANERGY 2021.”




Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission with the ambition to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. In the period of 2014-2020 it invested EUR 376 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in activities based on the cooperation of organisations from eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit:



As part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy, Interreg Atlantic Area supports transnational cooperation projects in 36 Atlantic regions of five countries: France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, contributing to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion. For further information, visit:




For Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN):

Laura-Mae Macadré, Project Manager at WEAMEC – Centrale Nantes &


For Marine Energy Alliance (MEA):

Daphne Linzell, Project Manager at DMEC



Boris Teillant, Project Developer at Atlanpole


For Blue-GIFT:

Janete Gonçalves, Communication Manager at WavEC Offshore Renewables


For Ocean DEMO:

Victor Kempf, Communications and Events Manager at Ocean Energy Europe



Annemarie Smyth at SEAI

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