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Live Innovation Opportunities

Solving these live technology innovation calls to industry will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, apply via the individual programmes below.


Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX)

Find out what large innovation challenges key players in the offshore wind sector are facing and put forward disruptive solutions that your new and cutting edge technologies could deliver through the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange.


Launch Academy

The Launch Academy’s industrial partners, Red Rock Power and Siemens Gamesa, are developing a series of technology challenges to be tackled by our cohort of successful SMEs.


Defence And Security Accelerator (DASA)

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can provide future offshore windfarm mitigation for UK Air Defence surveillance; including alternative technologies that could fill or remove gaps in radar coverage. The competition is funded by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Skills’ (BEIS) Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy (SICE) portfolio; and is undertaken in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). A total of up to £2m is available, intended to fund a number of contracts of up to £500k.


Case Studies



Offshore wind generation is subject to much harsher conditions than onshore wind, which puts a great deal of pressure on the reliability of critical infrastructure.


Anakata Wind Power

In Formula one, every ounce of innovation, every fraction of an improvement, is critical – the difference between success and failure. The drive for improvements in efficiency, for eking out every last ounce of performance, is everything.


The Offshore Wind Innovation Competition

With the UK aiming to increase its installed offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030, the prize has never been greater for high-growth potential companies with innovative solutions to common industry problems.


Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange Challenges

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