We are pleased to invite you to a launch event for our Offshore Wind Innovation Competition. This competition will bring together the three main elements to support successful innovation – an end user, private investment and an independent partner to test and validate any new solution.
We are looking for technological solutions to specific industry innovation challenges, with successful companies able to access ORE Catapult’s world-leading market knowledge and test and validation facilities to de-risk their technology, as well as pitch their ideas to investment group Green Angel Syndicate and wind farm Owner/Operator ScottishPower Renewables.
The event will offer an insight into the four innovation challenges, and is a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to a panel of engineers from ScottishPower Renewables to find out what type of innovations they are looking for. The competition is open and runs until the 21st June 2018, so if you are thinking of submitting an application come to the launch to find out more.
10.30: Arrival breakfast
11.00: Introduction to the competition: Stephen Wyatt from ORE Catapult (Research & Innovation Director)
11.30: Supply chain development: Taylor Mackenzie from Scottish Power Renewables (Innovation Analyst)
11:50: Securing investment: Nick Lyth from Green Angel Syndicate (Founder)
12:30: Lunch & networking
13:30: SPR Challenge 1 (Subsea cable fault detection): Scottish Power Engineering Team
13:50: SPR Challenge 2 (Subsea Survey): Andy Kay from ORE Catapult (O&M Strategy Manager)
14:10: SPR Challenge 3 (Jacket foundation pin pile connection): Scottish Power Engineering Team
14:30: SPR Challenge 4 (Wind measurement): Scottish Power Engineering Team
14:50: Wrap up followed by networking.