TKI WIND OP ZEE AND OFFSHORE WIND INNOVATORS PRESENT THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE – A CALL FOR TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

March 2020 saw the start of the fourth edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, with the goal to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry. For this, the organisers are on a search for leading offshore wind companies looking for an innovative solution to challenges they face during the development, installation, operations, maintenance or decommissioning phase. Do you have a challenge that could use an innovative and creative solution? Then sign up as a business partner/sponsor for the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020.

In order to realise one of the largest infrastructural developments in Dutch history, the offshore wind industry has to make offshore wind even more affordable, reliable and sustainable. Advancing technical innovation and implementing it into the offshore market will give offshore wind a better position in the energy system, both in the Netherlands and on an international level. This is the foundation for the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge of 2020 and this is why the organisers call for challenges presented by companies. The challenges will offer SME’s, engineers and start-ups in Europe the opportunity to come up with innovative solutions for the challenges. The objective of this cooperation is to connect the companies that are looking for out-of-the-box solutions with innovators that can present the solution the industry is looking for.

In 2018 innovative entrepreneurs came up with solutions e.g for a more durable fender, on the spot oil analysis and blade inspections at night, using a drone. In 2019 an ingenious bubble curtain and artificial reefs were solutions that helped the leading companies. Could your challenge be solved in 2020?

Contact Maarten@echt.community or Erwin@echt.community for more information about this challenge before the 17th of April.