Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. Through their competitive procurement programme, they support a range of projects focused on the key systems and sub-systems of Wave Energy Converters. The aim is to produce reliable technology which will result in cost effective wave energy generation. WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government and is a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The aim of WES is to ensure that Scotland maintains a leading role in the development of marine energy. Through their work, they have funded 84 contracts, invested £30.9m and been involved with 177 separate organisations, across 13 different countries. Join WES at their annual conference to find out where their technology development programme is heading and their plans for 2019.