Innovative foundations, floating substructures and connection systems for floating PV and ocean energy devices


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Innovative foundations, floating substructures and connection systems for floating PV and ocean energy devices


The expected results of this Call are expected to contribute to the improvement of the overall life time, reliability, installability, operability and maintainability of marine substructures, mechanical joints and energy connection systems for ocean energy devices and/or offshore floating PV. Also, it will contribute to the further understanding of the device’s real life performance allowing a safe reduction in the over-engineering of devices’ specifications, as well as to the reduction of LCOE in line with the SET Plan targets.

Detailed Call Description

The action is expected to:

  • Test and validate the potential benefits of new circular materials in offshore floating PV and/or ocean energy substructures, foundations and if relevant mooring and anchoring systems whilst ensuring structural integrity and durability considering very high wind (speed >25 m/s), current (>1.2 m/s) and wave (height >14 m) loads and corrosion and biofouling on all elements of the ocean energy systems.
  • Test and validate new prototype components and materials used in offshore floating PV and/or ocean energy devices and verify that they are compatible with and resistant to the marine environment.
  • Research material properties and behaviour in combination with the use of improved predictive computational modelling tools.
  • Research, develop and validate improved predictive computational modelling tools for material properties.

The use of existing test facilities and related research infrastructures for the purposes of the project should be considered. This topic requires the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise.

Call Total Budget

€10,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project: €3,50 million

Thematic Categories

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Maritime Policy
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address:

Contact Persons:

Mr Christakis Theocharous
Scientific Officer A’
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 029
Contact Email:

Mr George Christou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 030
Contact Email:

(Publish Date: 14/10/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation