The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) is the UK’s primary coordinator of innovation, focusing on offshore wind energy cost reduction and maximising UK economic impact.

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered jointly by us and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Hub presents UK offshore wind innovation priorities, supply chain growth opportunities and a comprehensive view of the funding landscape.

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Innovation Roadmaps

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub’s roadmaps are advanced prioritisation tools that identify the innovation needs of the offshore wind sector. They have been built in collaboration with industry and academia and identify the key challenges and priorities for offshore wind.

Guiding Principles

The OWIH’s guiding principles are to be:

  • Impartial – evidence-based and objective in its activities and recommendations.
  • Inclusive – encouraging activities and convening project consortia without preference for any particular organisation.
  • Trustworthy – delivering reliable, valid, accurate, and responsible information that can be trusted by the private and public sector.

The Hub’s Mission

Under the direction of the Hub’s Technical Advisory Group, which includes senior technology leaders from all parts of the UK offshore wind supply chain, the Hub is:

  • Consulting industry to define the sector’s innovation priorities;
  • Convening industry to respond to funding calls most effectively;
  • Promoting the industry’s priorities and successes through domestic and international platforms;
  • Informing government of sector priorities.

Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange

One of the Hub’s core programmes is OWiX – the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange. This cross-sector scheme aims to accelerate offshore wind cost reduction by matching industry challenges with innovative solutions adapted from other parts of the economy. It also provides new opportunities for UK business across industries.

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Contact Our Team

Andrew Stormonth-Darling

Programme Manager

Email Andrew Stormonth-Darling

07741 165 050

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Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and qualified Project Manager with close to 12 years’ experience in the offshore wind industry. Before joining ORE Catapult, Andrew delivered a range of projects for one of the major turbine OEMs in the field of O&M. His experience extends to prototype testing, delivering complex logistical solutions, and major equipment tendering. Within ORE Catapult Andrew manages various collaborative, cross-industry projects focusing on fostering innovation and delivering valuable research in offshore wind.

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