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Project: TIGER (Tidal Stream Industry Energiser)
Timescale: 2019–2023 (47 months)
Funder:Interreg France (Channel) England Programme
Funding: ERDF funding €29 million / Total project budget €45 million
Principle Researchers: Dr Jon Miles, Dr Danny Coles
Website: www.InterregTiger.com
Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme

The TIGER project will demonstrate that tidal stream energy is a maturing industry, capable of achieving an accelerated cost reduction pathway.

The project will build cross-border partnerships to develop new technologies, test and demonstrate up to 8 MW of new tidal capacity at a number of locations around the Channel region, and use the learning from this development to make a stronger, cost-effective case for tidal energy as part of the France/UK energy mix.

The project is the largest ever to be approved not only by the France (Channel) England Programme but by any Interreg programme.


  • Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Cornwall, UK (Project lead)
  • University of Exeter, Cornwall and Devon, UK
  • University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Cambrian Offshore South West, Cornwall, UK
  • Orbital Marine Power, Edinburgh, UK
  • European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, UK
  • EDF Hydro, Rennes, France
  • Normandie Hydroliennes, France

  • SEENEOH, Bordeaux, France
  • Bretagne Developpement Innovation, France
  • Hydroquest, France
  • MorbihanHydroEnergies SASU, France
  • University of Caen Normandy, France
  • University Le Havre Normandy, France
  • University Bretagne Sud, France
  • Minesto AB, Sweden
  • QED Naval, Edinburgh, UK