Regional Opportunities

North East Scotland

Over 45 fantastic companies have already been supported by F4OR in the North East of Scotland, and we are delighted to announce we have secured further funding for a third F4OR cohort from the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ).

The F4OR programme is looking for 20 companies that are focused on entering the offshore renewables market. Companies must be based in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray to be eligible and should have 10 or more direct employees and a turnover of at least £1 million.

F4OR is a key part of ETZ Ltd’s two phase support initiative alongside a challenge fund that will deliver capital investment grants to help North East Scotland energy supply chain companies develop and deliver their low carbon business ambitions.

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The pilot programme for F4OR, co-funded by the Scottish Government, was applicable for businesses across Scotland. 11 businesses have successfully secured granted status under this first programme.

New Anglia

This region, covering Norfolk and Suffolk, was the first in England to be launched. A programme of 15 companies commenced in 2020 with expected completion at the end of 2021. This group has proven the ‘cohort model’ created by F4OR, with several inter-cohort business dealings achieved by bringing them closer together on the journey.

If you are interested in being considered for a future programme in this region, please complete the F4OR – Expression of Interest – New Anglia form. Please note, this programme is focused on organisations based in the Norfolk and Suffolk regions only.

North East England

We currently have one active cohort in this region. The TIGGOR F4OR Programme is based in the North Tyne Combined Authority region in North East England, and is being delivered as part of a larger programme of business support, and under the broader TIGGOR programme. The programme is being delivered in partnership with the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). For more information on the business growth support available visit the OWGP website >

Unfortunately, we do not currently have open application windows in this region, but please keep an eye out for future opportunities.


This region is at the epicentre of the operations & maintenance aspect of Offshore Wind, and is ripe for benefiting from F4OR. Huge demand for businesses is expected in this region, covering IMR, marine operations and more.

Unfortunately, we do not currently have open application windows in this region, but please keep an eye out for future opportunities.

Merseyside and North Wales

No previous F4OR activities have been conducted in this region, but with a huge installed wind farm base the opportunities for businesses are vast.

Unfortunately, we do not currently have open application windows in this region, but please keep an eye out for future opportunities.

National (UK wide)

We are delighted to have recently launched a UK-wide scheme, that opens the door to any ambitious company across the country that meets our F4OR criteria. This is great chance in particular for companies in areas of the UK not previously given the opportunity to apply to a regional scheme. The application window is currently open, and closes on 11th February. The scheme is being funded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) and as such all interested parties should continue to the OWGP website to make their application.

Register Your Interest

If you can’t find a suitable open application window, please register your interest below via the general F4OR Expression of Interest form

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Complete the Expression of Interest form here

Contact Our Team

Dr. Davood Sabaei

Supply Chain Project Manager

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Dr. Davood Sabaei is a Supply Chain Project Manager, currently  the primary contact on F4OR .

Prior to joining ORE Catapult, Davood was a Supply Chain Specialist in Aerospace and renewable energy sector at the University of Strathclyde, employed by the Low Carbon Challenge Fund. He led on the area engaging with SMEs to help them extend the lifecycle of their assets in the aerospace and renewable energy sector and to start their journey towards achieving net zero.

He has a PhD in Manufacturing and Supply Chain from Cranfield University. He is skilled and highly experienced in the project life cycle for process improvement and new technology implementation on Supply Chain Management.

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