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Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges 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, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Offshore Wind Innovation Competition

In partnership with ScottishPower Renewables and Green Angel Syndicate, the Catapult's Offshore Wind Innovation Competition offers innovators the opportunity to pitch their solutions to SPR and investors. Entries close at 5pm on 5th July 2018.

SPR Challenge 1: Wind Measurement

A low-cost method of wind measurement on individual on and offshore wind turbines, enabling accurate correlation between wind speed and the power output of the turbine.


SPR Challenge 2: Subsea Cable Fault Detection

Development of a fault detection system for subsea cables enabling the diagnosis of fault type and fault location throughout the cable’s operational life.


SPR Challenge 3: Subsea Survey

Develop a cost-effective subsea survey method for inspecting the cables, substructures and surrounding seabed on an offshore wind farm which, ideally, will reduce vessel requirements.


SPR Challenge 4: Jacket Foundation – Pin Pile Connection

Develop a method of providing a connection between the jacket foundation and the pin piles, which ideally improves upon current grout connection methods used in offshore wind turbine installation.


Quick Entry

Before submitting an application, please ensure you have fully read and understood the SPR Challenge you are applying for. Follow the challenge links above for more information.

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Launch Event: Presentation Slides

Download presentation slides from all of the speakers at the Offshore Wind Innovation Competition Launch Event.

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