Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area

Event Date: 
Monday 22 October 2018

The next Interreg Atlantic Area Programme annual event “Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area”,  is due to take place on 22 October 2018 at Auditorio Mar de Vigo.

The main focus of this event will be the contribution of the Atlantic Area programme to innovation in the maritime economy, whether through its linkage with the Atlantic Strategy or by sharing the views, experiences and good practices of experienced speakers on this matter. It will be an opportunity to share know-how and expertise in the area of blue innovation, gathering relevant stakeholders in the field of regional and maritime policy in the Atlantic Area to inspire and connect participants.

There will also be an exhibition where you can learn more about some of the supported projects that contribute to blue growth and innovation in the Atlantic Area: REDAWN will be exhibiting, so please come along and meet some of our partners.

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Partner visit to HELab facility, Naples

Event Date: 
Thursday 11 October 2018

All partners from the REDAWN project will be visiting the HeLab Facility at University of Naples Federico II this autumn.

The Hydro Energy Laboratory (HELab) is a unique third party laboratory for hydro-mechanical group qualification test, included in the new standard EN16480, according to directives 2005/32/EC and 2009/125/EC. The lab is provided with three test rig for pumps of different size, motor and groups. An automatic control system allow fast measurements of all, hydraulic, mechanical and electric parameters. HELab competencies refer to electro-pump effociency, energy production, fluid mechanics, prototipation and tecnology transfer.

The laboratory is managed by Professor Armando Carravetta, one of our REDAWN partners.

WATEF conference 2018

Event Date: 
Wednesday 5 September 2018 to Friday 7 September 2018

We will be featured in special sessions at the Water Efficiency Network's conference; the Future of Water in Europe: Local, regional and global best practice.  This will take place in Aveiro, Portugal from 5-7 September.

Watch the industry session on MHP technology at on Friday 7 September at 10am (local time)

International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

Event Date: 
Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018


Partners from the REDAWN project took part with promoters of small hydropower stations to discuss innovations from the latest work on harvesting clean energy from water networks.

The conference was organized by Fundación Asturiana de la Energía (FAEN) at the University of Mieres, in the framework of the International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment.

During the session REDAWN partners could show the potential and possibilities of installing micro hydropower plants in  water networks and promoters presented their experiences in real projects, indicating barriers, explaining benefits and telling stories.

Speakers were Mr. Daniel Álvarez Díaz. Researcher in Research Centre Prodintec; Jose Luis Suarez Sierra, PhD. Professor in Civil Work Department in University of Oviedo and CEO Grupo Tactica; and the partners of the REDAWN project Mrs. Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos Professor in Technical University of Lisbon and Jorge García Morillo. Professor in Hydraulic Engineering Department – University of Cordoba. The chairman of the session was Mr. Indalecio González Fernández, Head of the Renewable Energies Department of FAEN

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EWaS3 International Conference

Event Date: 
Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018

Dr Armando Carravetta of the University of Napoli will be presenting his work on the project; developing design guidelines for the installation of Pump-as-Turbines (PAT) in water networks as well as development of design supporting tools to optimise energy recovery.

Our partners from Trinity College Dublin will also be presenting at the conference on real-world case studies of the technology in Southern Spain.

REDAWN at 5° IAHR Europe Congress

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 June 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

The 5° IAHR Europe Congress will bring together the hydraulic community in Trento, Italy to discuss new challanges in hydraulic and engineering. We will be present at the congress with a stand. In addition, the REDAWN project will be discussed in the masterclass 'New challenges in water supply network' with Masters Armando Carravetta and Helena M. Ramos.

Web Conference

Event Date: 
Thursday 12 April 2018

Thank you to all those who joined the webinar on 12 April, which was very kindly hosted by Ideal Connaissances.  We really appreciated the interest shown in running a case study of our technology in the French context and will hope to take this forward soon…

Innovation Village

Event Date: 
Thursday 5 April 2018 to Saturday 7 April 2018

Our partners from the University of Napoli introduced the REDAWN project at the Innovation Village 2018 event in Italy.

The project fitted perfectly with the theme of the meeting; the Circular Economy, and in the sub-theme of "Design for Sustainable Development". Using a multimedia presentation, including a couple of sectioned pumps, the principle of functioning of a Pump-as-Turbine (PAT) was illustrated to the audience.

Environ2018 conference

Event Date: 
Monday 26 March 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018

Environ is the longest running and largest forum for environmental researchers in Ireland with over 275 delegates attending the event annually. This year’s colloquium theme was "Arriving at a Sustainable Future". REDAWN partners presented two posters at the conference.

REDAWN Launch Event

Event Date: 
Friday 2 March 2018