Innovation Challenges

We have identified a number of specific technology innovation challenges within the offshore renewable energy industry, the resolution of which will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.

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The UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy


SMES supported


Technology development, demonstration and product commercialisation support.

Industry collaborations


across the globe

Academic collaborations


With 89 different academic institutions worldwide


Our Focus

We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation. We deliver products and services in three main areas:

Testing & Validation

We operate the most comprehensive open access, independent test and research facilities anywhere in the world to enable the scale-up of offshore renewable energy technologies.

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Research & Innovation

We support the UK's research and innovation community through our testing, validation and engineering expertise to accelerate the commercialisation of the latest new technologies and disruptive innovations.

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Operation & Performance

We're building on the UK’s leading position in operating offshore wind farms to look at new innovations and ways of working to improve energy production and lower operational costs.

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