The Funding Programme invests in innovative energy Research, Development and Demonstration projects which contribute to Ireland's transition to a clean and secure energy future. The 2018 Funding Programme provides the opportunity for applicants to submit proposals to either a thematic strand or open strand. The Open Strand provides an opportunity for applicants to propose projects with SEAI's legal remit which directly address the aims and objectives of the SEAI RD&D Funding Programme. The Thematic Strand provides an opportunity for applicants to submit proposals that address the requirements of the topics outlined in the Call document.
The SEAI RD&D Call 2018 involves co-funding partnerships with the following Government Departments and Agencies: the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; the Environmental Protection Agency; Met Éireann and the Marine Institute. Topic 13 is co-funded by the Marine Institute and invites proposals related to the Development of a wave-ocean-atmosphere coupled weather forecasting model for application in the offshore wind and ocean energy sectors (co-funded by Met Éireann and the Marine Institute).
Full details of the call including eligibility and details of the application process are available from the SEAI website.