Research Alignment Group (RAG)

Our Research Alignment Group is a non-executive body selected by our Management Board to provide independent, objective, impartial advice and strategic guidance on the direction of Supergen ORE Hub research.

They are a panel of expert academics and industry representatives who are exceptionally well placed to help us focus on research relevant to the ORE sector. Especially areas of emerging research activity that might not yet be adequately integrated within ORE research programmes.

Supergen ORE Hub RAG participants include:

  • The Principal Investigators (PIs) of ORE research projects funded by UK Research and Innovation, including fellowships with a remaining project duration greater than one year.

  • UK PIs of substantive ORE research projects funded by non-UKRI sources, with a remaining project duration greater than one year.

  • Representatives from key infrastructures, such as European Marine Energy Centrer (EMEC), WaveHub, and relevant groups, such as PRIMaRE (Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy), MASTS (Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland) and LCRI (Low Carbon Research Institute).

The RAG Meets twice annually, with membership of the group being reviewed twice a year to reflect the  ORE research portfolio funded by UKRI and other sources.  Whilst they help us set direction, they are not responsible for the procurement or commissioning of research. 

The inaugural meeting took place on 21 January 2019, when RAG Members undertook a review of the rationale, strategy themes, and content for our Research Challenge Landscape.