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You are invited to watch the Finals of The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 live from your home on March 4, 2021

On March 4, the finals of the fourth edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge will be held at De Oude Bibliotheek in Delft. Through a direct livestream starting at 14:30 CET, you will experience the pitches of the finalists, the vision of partner De Rijke Noordzee and the announcement of the winner of the fourth Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.

Apply through this link for Finals on March 4.

To realise one of the largest offshore developments in Dutch history, the offshore wind industry must 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. During the finals, candidates Reefy, ReefSystems and ILVO Flanders will compete by pitching the best solution for the Perfect Biodegradable Reef and Efficient Biodiversity Monitoring. An experienced Jury will choose one winner during the Finals of the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge on March 4 2021.

  • Reefy aims to innovate in the blue economy market, their main objectives a net zero carbon footprint in the production processes, and to help bring back lost reef ecosystems using nature as an inspiration.
  • Reefsystems created blocks that interlock like blocks of Lego for the bottom of the sea, which creates a save environment for fish and reefs to grow and expand. They are experimenting with different kind of materials to make the blocks biodegradable.
  • ILVO Flanders believes that zero impact monitoring of marine life is the solution to understand and safeguard marine biodiversity, applicable in offshore wind farms.

About Offshore Wind Innovators

The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge is an initiative of Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies pioneering in the Offshore Wind Industry. The goal of the community is to give insight into the business- and innovation ecosystem of the industry and it offers practical solutions to the business challenges that pioneering companies face. Offshore Wind Innovators is powered by TKI Wind op Zee.

Could your challenge be solved in 2021?

With the goal to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry, the organisers are on a new search for leading offshore wind companies looking for innovative solutions to challenges they face during the development, installation, operations, maintenance and/or decommissioning phase. Do you have a challenge that could use an innovative and creative solution? Then sign up as a business partner for the fifth Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge!

In 2018 innovative entrepreneurs came up with solutions 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.
Contact maaike@echt.community for more information about becoming a partner before the 5 April 2021.