Technology roadmaps are tools that provide a framework for stimulating innovation in specific technology areas to achieve a long term vision, target or goal.
The aim of these roadmaps is to help the emerging wave energy sector in Denmark to develop cost-effective solutions to convert Wave Energy.
This Wave Energy Technology Roadmap is developed by the Partnership for Wave Power including nine Danish wave energy developers. It builds on to the strategy  published by the Partnership in 2012, a document that describes the long term vision of the Danish Wave Energy sector: “By 2030 at the latest, wave energy technologies must provide a cost-effective and sustainable electricity supply from offshore energy farms in Denmark”.
For this to happen the funding agencies must consider support mechanisms that can attract private investments i.e. by creating artificial markets for small wave energy farms. The research, knowledge and experience emerging from such wave energy farms could become a shared public-private property administrated by the Partnership for Wave Power.
This Roadmap describes the challenges in engineering and cost and provides suggestions how to address these to enable the Danish wave power industry to progress.