Technology, Innovation & Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR)

A £3.5m programme designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity in the North of Tyne and wider North East England region’s offshore wind and subsea sectors.

The TIGGOR programme has been established to support the acceleration of businesses in the North of Tyne and wider North East England region. Funded primarily by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), the programme is designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity in the region’s burgeoning offshore wind and subsea sectors, as well as encourage market entrance of companies that currently do not operate in these industries.

The TIGGOR programme delivery partners include:

How the programme works

The programme is made up of two key strands that businesses can apply for: Technology Demonstration Support and Business Growth Support.

Technology Demonstration Support

Delivered by: ORE Catapult, EDF Renewables, Equinor

Available to: Businesses located in the North of Tyne region

The TIGGOR programme aims to maximise future commercial investment in the supply chain via a technology demonstration programme to de-risk future investment. Technology demonstration support will provide businesses with technology assessment, advice and potential funding in the following areas*:

  • O&M, Reliability Optimisation and AI, Next Generation Subcomponents:
    Novel component designs for floating wind, novel sensors, novel materials, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques, enhanced SCADA a data failure mode detection etc.
  • Smart O&M Robotics:
    Autonomous Surface Vessels, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles etc.
  • Data and Digital Twins:
    Component level and wind farm level system’s analysis
  • Open Category:
    Cable monitoring and protection, hybrid smart energy systems

*The categories include, but are not limited to, the above technologies 

Business Growth Support

Delivered by: OWGP, North East LEP’s Growth Hub

Available to: Businesses located in the North East of England*

Business growth support will provide specialist innovation advice, market intelligence and business planning for organisations operating in the offshore energy sectors and those looking to enter the market. Access to other supply chain programmes currently run by ORE Catapult will also be incorporated, including:

  • Wind Energy Support Tool (WEST)

    WEST is a needs-focused business improvement programme providing offshore wind domain expertise and business support. Devised by the OWGP, it is a short intervention activity that provides 2–5 days of expert consultancy support to companies distributed over a number of weeks.

  • Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)

    F4OR is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector. It works with capable, competent and competitive UK supply chain companies to support their entry and growth in the offshore renewable energy industry. It uses a proven process which typically takes 12 to 18 months.

  • Launch Academy

    Launch Academy is a technology accelerator programme for the offshore wind industry, focusing on near to market solutions. The programme provides technology development and business support, offering legal, marketing, accountancy, IP, HR and investor readiness support as well as modules delivered by ORE Catapult such as technology assessment, export market introductions, supply chain readiness and business case review.

*Within the North East LEP area: Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham

How to get involved

For general enquiries regarding the TIGGOR programme, please contact us:

Otherwise, please proceed with one of the following options:

Register Your Interest

If you would like to formally register interest in the TIGGOR programme in order to find out more about eligibility and the application process, simply fill out registration form and a member of the team will be in touch.

Register your interest

Apply for Technology Demonstration Support

To complete the full application for Technology Demonstration Support, please download the application pack and follow the guidance. Deadline for application is 15th January 2021. You can contact the team for support at any time.

TIGGOR – Technology Demonstration Support – Application Pack >

Apply for Business Growth Support

OWGP is the primary delivery partner for Business Growth Support, please follow the link to the OWGP web page, where you will find out more about the support on offer, the additional supply chain programmes you can apply for, and the full application pack. Deadline for application is 12th February 2021.

Visit the OWGP website >

Contact Our Team


Technology, Innovation & Green Growth For Offshore Renewables


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