Development of a streamlined commercialisation pathway for the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) industry.
What is selkie?

Selkie is a new €4.2m cross-border project aiming to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland. Selkie is bringing together leading researchers and businesses to improve the performance of Wave and Tidal marine energy devices.

 

Both countries have ample talent and expertise to make the MRE sector successfully viable. University College Cork are leading the project in partnership with Swansea University, Marine Energy Wales, Menter Môn, DP Energy Ireland and Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions, Dublin.

 

The project activity will establish a cross-border network of developers and supply chain companies in Ireland and Wales and create a set of multi-use technology, engineering and operation tools, templates, standards and models for use across this sector. Selkie will test and validate the technology tools on two pilot demonstration technologies, one wave and one tidal. Project resources will be used to undertake meaningful technology transfer of these tools and they will be made open access post-project.

SELKIE PROJECT TOOLS

Selkie is developing standardised, open source, engineering, economic ,multi-use technology tools, templates, standards and models especially designed for this sector

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Selkie Project Newsletter – March 2021

The second Selkie Project newsletter was shared last week with our mailing list. This edition included updates from our Selkie Tool Series BLOG on Drone studies to measure surface currents at tidal stream energy sites, our Selkie innovation survey, a Spotlight on Selkie Network members

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Swansea University Engineering Placement scheme

The placement scheme for engineering disciplines at Swansea University is a year in industry embedded in the students’ curriculum. They undertake their placement in the penultimate year of their studies, which brings near-graduate-level recruits to their host companies. The placement scheme is entirely hosted by

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Selkie Innovation Survey

The overall objective of work-package 9 is to ensure the sustainability of the Selkie aims beyond the project – the acceleration to commercialization of the opportunities in Ireland and Wales. To achieve this objective a detailed survey has been designed to obtain firm level data

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OUR PARTNERS

Selkie is a consortium of two higher education institutions University College Cork (UCC) and Swansea University (SU)) and four expert SMEs GDG Ltd. (GDG), DP Energy Ireland Ltd. (DP), Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum CiC(PCF) and Menter Môn Cyf (MM).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.