Membership underlines FloWave’s Research & Innovation credentials
The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility at the University of Edinburgh has just joined AIRTO, one of the foremost organisations in the UK’s innovation, research and technology sector.
AIRTO, the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations, brings together the country’s leading universities, businesses and research organisations to encourage enterprise and the commercial take up of scientific and technological advances.
Together, AIRTO members’ represent a significant component of the UK’s innovation ecosystem employing over 57,000 scientists, engineers and technical staff with a combined turnover in excess of £5.5 billion. This is comparable in size to around twenty research-intensive universities.
Welcoming the new relationship FloWave Chief Executive Officer Stuart Brown said:
“AIRTO is a powerful voice in the continuing debate on UK science, innovation and business growth, and its membership comprises the premier league of research institutes. FloWave is delighted to stand alongside other leading ocean energy organisations including the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and EMEC, and will work with all members to highlight the incredible opportunities offered by the UK’s emerging wave and tidal energy sectors.”
Dr. Jane Gate, AIRTO’s Executive Director, commented:
“In common with the other organisations in AIRTO’s membership, Flowwave has a strong focus on enabling the exploitation of science and technology to drive innovation and growth. We are delighted to welcome Flowwave into membership”.