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  • Funding programme and call:
    EASME/EMFF/2016/ / Blue Technology: Transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies
  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Duration:
    24 Months
  • Total budget:
    743.936,00 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    140.170,00 €
  • Total funding:
    595.147,00 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    112.136,00 €
  • Coordinator:
    Marine South East Ltd (UK)
  • Partners:
    MSE (UK) - PMBA (FR) - Fórum Oceano (PT) - IMERC (IE) - PLOCAN (ES)
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Enabling Technologies and Roadmaps for Offshore Platform Innovation

The ENTROPI project will target investment to address critical challenges along the value chain supporting multi-use platforms. Such platforms have already been identified as a Key Enabling Technology (KET) and three FP7 projects (TROPOS, H2OCEAN and MERMAID) have explored preliminary platform concepts and feasibility.

Capabilities to build and operate such platforms will enable expansion of aquaculture capacity and renewable energy capacity, to address two important Blue Growth priorities, and in addition to bring concrete progression of the Energy Union It may also become a platform for development of offshore infrastructure for seabed mining and maritime security, two further Blue Growth sectors. ENTROPI will achieve this by:

  • Identifying and building an investment plan for critical capabilities along the value chain enabling multi-use platforms;
  • Targeting involvement of SMEs in this value chain innovation;
  • Focusing initial deployment potential on the Atlantic sea-basin which has strong industries in sectors that could benefit from multi-use facilities;
  • Aligning the investment plan with regional and national investment priorities and specialization (RIS3) topics and funding resources.