OMC Med Energy Conference & Exhibition 
Ravenna, Italy, September 28th - 30th, 2021 
RETHINKING ENERGY TOGETHER
Alliances for a Sustainable Energy Future


Call for Ideas – Mediterranean Region - 
Official Announcement

in alliance with 

OMC, Offshore Mediterranean Conference, recently renamed OMC Med Energy Conference, since its foundation in 1993, has been contributing to the spread of science and technological knowledge offshore and to the development of the instruments and procedures necessary to explore, study and promote a responsible and sustainable use of energy resources in the Mediterranean. In more recent years, in order to accelerate the energy transition, moving towards carbon neutrality and gas valorization practices while developing clean energy sources, OMC decided to address the renewable energy sector and in 2012, REM, Renewable Energy Mediterranean Conference was launched in Ravenna as tandem event. 

With the aim to overcome this dualism between the event and speed-up the delivery of solutions for a sustainable low-emission future, as well as to illustrate how sound energy policies can combine traditional energy and renewable energy, OMC and REM will joint into the new OMC format, that sets as its goal embracing the energy paradigm at 360 degrees in a long-term sustainable development perspective. 
The next OMC 2021 event will benefit from the legacy of both REM and the traditional OMC events, and it is strongly committed to expanding its horizon with a holistic perspective, enlarging the boundaries of its activities, including different sources of energy and with a more diversified energy player selection.
The selected theme is Rethinking Energy together: alliances for a sustainable energy future.

OMC ambition is to give new impetus to the event, as we consider it as the ideal place for discussion about synergistic development strategies to face energy transition challenges, as well a catalyst for collaboration.
This is why the OMC event will invest on creating alliances, focusing more and more on partnerships between energy operators, contractors, institutions and consumers to unlock huge business potentials. 
For this reason, this year OMC has decided to launch a call for ideas, aimed to promote and award research and technological innovation in the fields of sustainable energy with the focus on the Mediterranean Region Alliance for Energy Transition, in order to promote new alliances across the Med to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon and sustainable future.

1) Aims 

The purpose of the Call for Ideas – Mediterranean Region is to help new generations of researchers and young professionals from the Mediterranean Region to emerge, supporting their researches and innovations on the various scientific topics, promoted by the OMC Med Energy Conference – OMC2021.   

The call for ideas aims at attracting major new contributions in terms of knowledge or experience in the energy sector, possible applications of the information provided, results and major conclusion, any technical, economic and innovation contribution.

2) Object of the Call

The Call is addressed to young researchers, in possession of at least Master’s degree, who are official representatives of a research center/university spin off that have developed projects or well-defined project ideas addressing the following topics: Asset conversion, Biofuels and Biomass valorization, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Circular economy, Climate change and adaptation, Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, Energy storage, Gas valorization, Geothermal energy, Greenhouse gases reduction, Health Safety and Environment, Hybrid solutions and Industrial symbiosis, New business model and Methodologies, New ways to convert natural gas to fuels chemicals and hydrogen, Nuclear fusion, Recycling and Waste valorization, Renewables energies, Sustainability, Up-stream optimization and transformation, Water use and management.

The Candidate should be a principal investigator/ main author of the project.
The Call is addressed to researchers born in or after the year 1980. 

3) The Reward

1. The winners will have a chance to present their projects to the leading players and decision makers of the World Energy Industry (Investors, Energy companies, government representatives). A dedicated high level plenary session will be organized specifically to present the best proposals, giving the winners major international visibility.
2. One-to-one ad-hoc meetings will be organized for the best ideas.

4) Application procedures and deadlines 

Applications for the Call for Ideas – Mediterranean Region must be presented and guaranteed by Professors, Directors of Department, Head of the University Spin offs, Faculty Deans, Chancellors of universities and polytechnic universities operating in the countries of the Mediterranean Region in the specific - or similar - fields to which the Call is addressed. 

The deadline for the presentation of the candidatures to the Call for Ideas – Mediterranean Region falls on June 15, 2021 before and no later than 5 p.m. CET - Central European Time. 
Two weeks after the deadline, the Scientific Secretariat will provide the Candidates with formal confirmation, by email, for the acceptance of their Candidature. 

All the documents and templates to be submitted together with the online application form can be downloaded below and are as follows:

1. The Application form to be filled in online (registration to website needed).

2. CV (in PDF format)

3. Guarantor's reference letter (in PDF format)

4. Pitch presentation (PDF format) including country/region of application - OMC theme technology reference - business plan/feasibility study – funding sources – undergoing/not – networks & synergies (within Mediterranean Region) – scalability.

5. (Optional) The Candidate may wish to provide a self-made video of no more than 3 minutes describing the main aspects and applications of his/her proposal/idea to support their application. Such presentations will be sent via WeTransfer to innovation@omc.it,  indicating the full name of the applicant and  will be accepted in the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, .AVI, .FLV. 

6. (Optional) Copies of Degrees, related certificates and recognitions to support the application (PDF format) can be sent to innovation@omc.it.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact innovation@omc.it

5) Selection of the Candidatures 

The OMC Scientific Commission shall examine and select the work of the Candidates that have been accepted and shall present the names of the chosen winners of the Call for Ideas – Mediterranean Region to the OMC 2021 Organizing Committee by 15th of July 2021. 
The Scientific Commission is constituted by a maximum number of 20 chosen by the Programme Committee among representatives of the international scientific community. 

6) Regulations 

This Official Announcement is approved by the OMC 2021 Organizing Committee. 

 

Contact Details

The OMC 2021 Scientific Secretariat is located at:

OMC scrl
Viale Luigi Carlo Farini 18
48121 Ravenna – Italy
Phone + 39 0544 219418
@: innovation@omc.it 

 

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