The Valley of Death… – Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Wednesday, 5 December
Doors at 7:30pm, talks start at 8.
The Golf Tavern, 30-31 Wrights Houses, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR (

The phase between research / technology development and sustainable commercial sales is often call the “Valley of Death”, and it is one feared by many innovators and especially wave energy companies!

On 5 December, we face our fears head on with talks, conversation (and beers)…

Talk 1: ‘The nuclear option’ – and other possible routes across the Valley of Death.

Neil Davidson, PR and Public Affairs Consultant

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For five years Neil Davidson led PR and public affairs for Aquamarine Power – working with the industry to develop solutions for policy challenges including revenue support mechanisms and new grid infrastructure. Since then he has run his own consultancy, helping clients including WES, EMEC, Danfoss, Gravitricity, the Ardgowan Distillery and Artemis Intelligent Power to raise their profile, raise funds and influence thinking. 

Talk 2: Wave energy funding – navigating from concept to bankable product

Patrik Möller, CEO of CorPower Ocean

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Patrik is the CEO of CorPower Ocean, a leading wave energy developer bringing a step-change improvement on the efficiency of harvesting wave energy. He has led CorPower since 2012, building the team from the start to current 25 people, taken the technology through three stages of structured verification. Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building several technology start-ups from first idea to multi-national operations.  He has a MSc in chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley, California.

Brought to you by EMEC!

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Established in 2003, EMEC is the world’s leading facility for demonstrating, testing and verifying wave and tidal energy converters in real sea conditions. The centre offers independent, accredited grid-connected test berths for full-scale prototypes, as well as test sites in less challenging conditions for use by smaller scale technologies, supply chain companies, and equipment manufacturers.

To date, more marine energy converters have been deployed in Orkney, Scotland, than at any other single site in the world with 20 wave and tidal energy clients spanning 11 countries having tested 31 marine energy devices.

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