MaREI – is a collaboration of universities. MaREI is the marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. The MaREI Centre conducts fundamental scientific research relating to marine and renewable energy applications and enables the development and testing of technology through to the construction of demonstration systems. ÉireComposites is funding a blade testing project at NUIG’s large structures testing laboratory and is using these facilities to demonstrate the advantages of its blade manufacturing technology.