02 Sep Firm Research, Development, Commercialisation and Triple Helix Interactions in the Marine Energy Sector
The video above provides a brief overview of some of the findings of workpackage 9. The full results are being written into a research paper which will be made available once published.
The overall objective of workpackage 9 is to ensure the sustainability of the Selkie aims beyond the project – the acceleration to commercialisation of the opportunities in Ireland and Wales. To achieve this objective, a detailed survey and series of in-depth interviews were conducted to obtain firm level data on the innovative and networking activities, resource capacities, and performance of firms within the marine energy energy sector, also referenced as the Offshore Renewable Energy sector (ORE) and its potential supply chain.
The survey which can be viewed here, was extensive to ensure rich insight was obtained on many different areas including green innovation, industry, university and government interactions, policy mix characteristics for low-carbon innovation and COVID-19 impacts on operations.
The information collected serves as a milestone in identifying future directions to advance marine renewable energy, providing essential direction on the development of marine energy innovation systems to maximize socioeconomic growth, energy security as well as developing tools for achieving inclusive and sustainable goals.
Detailed data collection exercises like this are time consuming, require significant research resources and of course are reliant on the helpful assistance of respondents. Selkie would like to pay special thanks to all participants and respondents for their valuable input. Data was collected from December 2020 – March 2022. We look forward to sharing the full results of on going work in due course.