About Sponsorship

Our Pubinars are made possible with generous donations from sponsors who support our aims. We are extremely grateful for their assistance!

Sponsors pay £150 to book the Golf Tavern for a Pubinar. That money then goes to provide food for the evening (it’s the Golf Tavern’s system).

Sponsors get their logo, a link, and description on our website and on marketing for the pubinar. And they are invited to give a short presentation on the evening they sponsor.

2018-2019 Sponsors

EMEC- colour (PNG)

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.


Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) was founded 1847 and strives to improve the world through engineering with over 120,000 members in 140 countries. The institute helps develop engineers and promote engineering in several industry sectors (such as Aerospace, Power & Energy, Manufacturing and Railway) through events, workshops, training and more.

The Edinburgh and South East Scotland Young Members Panel exists to engage like-minded individuals and stimulate discussion, through offering activities that are not possible, or preventatively expensive, without the support of the Institution.

2017-2018 Sponsors


Black & Veatch is a global engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and consulting company, and has been active in the renewable energy market for over 30 years across all renewable technologies. B&V has worked on 180 tidal and wave power projects since 2005, helping investors, technology developers and government agencies take potential projects from concept to commercial reality.


The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of Scottish Universities, engaged in world class energy research, who see added value from working together in a more collaborative way. ETP is forging links between Scotland’s world leading universities and the marine energy industry to help wave and tidal energy contribute to a diverse and secure energy mix in the future.


Wave Venture provide specialist wave energy consultancy and software, and specialise in combining engineering and financial analysis.

Edesign_logo_wEdinburgh Designs specialise in the design and construction of hydrodynamic research facilities for testing marine renewables, shipping, and offshore structures.  With its roots in the Wave Power group of Edinburgh University, since 1987 it has gone on to become a world leader in wave generation and has installed over 1300 wave paddles in 21 countries.


Mocean Energy‘s mission is to design, build and sell a wave energy converter. The small, Edinburgh-based company was recently award funding by Wave Energy Scotland to continue the development of its novel hinged-raft wave energy converter. They are developing a small machine for their beachhead market in ocean observation, but their ambitions are large, and in the long term the intend to develop grid-scale wave farms.


The Innovation and Policy Research Group, led by Henry Jeffrey,  is part of the Institute for Energy Systems (IES), one of the six research institutes within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. The Innovation and Policy Research Group analyse the dynamics of innovation in ocean energy systems, especially the relationships between policy, investment and innovation. They apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research tools and methods including innovation systems, levelised and societal cost of energy, system modelling and scenarios, and transitions management. This leads to preparation of strategy and investment decision tools and roadmaps for organisations’ funding, public and private investment and government departments.


Quoceant offer a range of professional services in engineering innovation, design, operations, project planning, economic modelling and market review.  From a background in the marine renewable sector, our team has a unique combination of experience, knowledge and capability applicable to the wave, tidal and offshore wind sectors, as well as the wider offshore industries.


Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise – funded by the Scottish Government – and is taking an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of the wave energy sector. What makes WES unique is its long-term commitment to the sector: WES is awarding contracts for innovative technology development activities that focus on proving technology and engineering quality and will support these activities until the technical and commercial risks are low enough for the private sector to re-enter the sector.


Green Marine (UK)  is a specialised marine contractor, supplying vessels and services to the marine renewable industry. Based in Orkney, it is composed of a highly experienced team of mariners and project engineers, providing safe and cost effective solutions to a wide range of device developers.  Green Marine has unrivalled experience in the wave and tidal energy sector, working with most of the technology developers at EMEC’s sites in Orkney and also clients in the UK and beyond.