Wave Hub expertise showcased to regional businesses

The research team behind the Wave Hub will be showcasing its world-class expertise at a regional business event hosted by the University of Plymouth.

The Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is driving forward the southwest's position as a leader in marine renewables and this conference will offer businesses the opportunity to find out how they can be part of this exciting agenda.

'SEA opportunities for enterprise' will enable businesses with an interest in the sector to find out more about PRIMaRE and its research areas, hear more about the latest Wave Hub developments, meet the experts and discuss business opportunities.

Professor Julian Wolfram, Chair of PRIMaRE says; "This is an important event, which will showcase PRIMaRE research that is supporting growth and opportunity in marine renewables and connecting with regional enterprise. We are at the forefront of research in this hugely important emerging technology and regional businesses have the opportunity to avail themselves of this world-class expertise that is quite literally on their doorsteps."

Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Convergence programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, added; "PRIMaRE represents an exciting opportunity for us and the 'tie-ins' with businesses will be very important for its success and for our economy."

Up to 150 guests are expected to attend the conference which will also include presentations from RegenSW, the South West Regional Development Agency and local businesses which are already collaborating with PRIMaRE.

PRIMaRE is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth which was set up in 2007 to undertake the research needed to support the Wave Hub project and has since received a 10 million government grant to further grow its expertise and establish itself as a world-leading authority on marine renewable technology.

PRIMaRE is also receiving ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Convergence and Competitiveness investment.

'SEA opportunities for enterprise' takes place on 7 October 2009, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth.

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