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Do you love the seaside? Want to pocket £4 million? Got a smart idea to harness the power of waves? Then you should enter a new competition launched by Wave […]

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By Sumit Bose

Do you love the seaside? Want to pocket £4 million? Got a smart idea to harness the power of waves?

Then you should enter a new competition launched by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and funded by the Scottish Government to find new technologies to capture and wave energy.

WES wants ideas from a wide range of industries to provide a better cost and performance solution over current wave energy technologies.

Successful applicants will be eligible for contracts to cover cost of their technology development project. Contracts will range from between £100,000 and £4m, depending on the maturity of the technology.

Launching the prize, Fergus Ewing, Energy Minister for Scotland said: “This project call is the first opportunity for innovative technology developers to get involved in Wave Energy Scotland and drive the direction of the wave energy sector. We recognise the wide range of expertise that exists beyond the energy sector.

“WES is a great platform for a collaborative effort between various industries and gives us the chance to support developers in Scotland to produce solutions for the cost effective generation of wave energy around the world.”