Ireland and France in four new NWE INTERREG projects [fr]
Four new NWE Interreg projects bring together France and Ireland in the fields of ocean energy, Open Data, bioeconomy and e-mental health. Here is a brief presentation.
The €11m FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions. The project is funded by the Interreg NWE (North-West Europe) programme, part of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
SmartBay (Galway, Ireland) and SEM-REV (Nantes, France) as well as Tidal Testing Centre (Den Oever, the Netherlands) are part of this project led by European Maritime Energy Centre (EMEC, Orkney Islands, UK). The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) project will provide funding support to ocean energy technology developers to access Europe’s world-leading ocean energy test facilities.
More information about the FORESEA project here
BE-GOOD is a pioneering project aiming to unlock, re-use and extract value from Public Sector Information (PSI) to develop innovative data-driven services in the area of infrastructure & environment.In a digital world, data is a key asset and a major source for innovation and economic growth. The market potential for re-using NWE PSI such as geospatial data is significant. The 6.45m€ BE-GOOD’s main outputs will be: 10 novel commercial PSI-based services prototyped operationally, with the aim to market commercialise 5. Examples include applications, visualisations, software, or algorithms for traffic management, air and water quality monitoring and infrastructure maintenance planning.
BE-GOOD is led by the Netherlands (Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu – Rijkswaterstaat) and includes the Communauté d’agglomération Orléans Val de Loire and the Conseil départemental du Loiret for France and the Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath for Ireland.
More information about the BE-GOOD project here
The BioBase4SME network, representing many leading bio-based economy experts, will advise SMEs from across North-West Europe on how to develop new ideas into marketable products. The BioBase4SME project intends to help Start-ups and SME to overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovation to market. The project offers professional training, innovation bootcamps and innovation vouchers worth up to €100.000. Partners involved in France are AC3A, in Ireland TCBB Resource.
More information about the BioBase4SME network here
A first-of-its-kind, EU-wide platform for e-mental health innovation and implementation will be formed by private and public partners in North West Europe. Each year almost 165 million of people in the EU experience a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, which presents a huge and growing economic and social burden for society. With this 5,36 m€ platform, the idea is to reduce healthcare costs, allow better care and access to prevention and treatment and increased growth of eHealth SMEs. The EPSM Lille Métropole in France and the Mental Health Reform in Ireland are among the partners of this project.
About the eMEN platform here