The Scottish Government has announced the winners of a wave energy competition which will receive a share of more than £2.25 million.
A total of eight companies have been awarded the cash to develop their technologies through the Wave Energy Scotland (WES) programme.
Joules Energy Efficiency Services, 4C Engineering and Albatern are among the firms which will receive around £300,000 each to develop wave energy converters.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “I am delighted that Wave Energy Scotland, our unique body which brings together the best engineering and academic minds in a collaborative research and development programme to accelerate wave technology, is continuing to attract global interest from across Europe and beyond.
“These novel projects will bring us closer to developing a successful wave energy industry with Scotland firmly at the helm.”