The National Advocacy Platform for Offshore Renewable Energy
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP Fire Research, Borås|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 500 000|
|Project duration||January 2016 - January 2019|
Purpose and goal
Aims and objectives has been met. Representation has been established in important European influence bodies, participation has taken place at several conferences, own arrangements with participation of EU Commission have been implemented in Brussels, networks have been strengthened and broadened which contributes to increased opportunities for Swedish companies in European R&D applications, published call text is available in work program for H2020. Several initiatives to build consortia have resulted in eight submitted or ongoing applications for the H2020 program.
Expected results and effects
Advocacy Platform has been important for building a common base for activities for influencing advocacy EU bodies as well as for monitoring calls and initiatives to develop demand-driven applications with the European partners. This work will be further developed, both to coordinate the impact and to monitor calls for proposals and to build cooperation consortia.
Planned approach and implementation
The work is based on four activities. Establish representation in influential organizations, make Swedish expertise visible at relevant conferences, strengthen networks as a basis for project initiatives and applications and to contribute to content in work programs. The work has changed over time, initially focusing on work programs and establishing representation, in later stage focusing on project initiatives and consortium building for applications. The work is time-consuming and commitment of participants varies over time and is sensitive to individual changes.