Representatives of the 15 partners met in Derio, near Bilbao (Spain) to launch the project from 14 to 16 May 2018 at the kick-off meeting (KoM) organized by Tecnalia, the project leader.
Mr. Paolo Tacconi, project officer from the Innovation & Network Executive Agency (European Commission) actively participated. It is also worth mentioning that international collaboration is developed to avoid duplication, ensure replication and gain global acceptability of the design tools.
Representatives of two US institutions, Sandia National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, participated to the KoM. The first day of the KoM was presented a global overview of the project and contractual aspects. The second day, the consortium went through the technical work packages and had three technical sessions. A technical visit to the BiMEP open-sea wave energy test facility was organized the last day to learn first-hand of the technical developments and design challenges of one of the partners, Oceantec.