The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub is the UK’s primary coordinator for 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 the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult 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.
Developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines, incorporating all the technology that forms the structural and operational elements of the wind turbine generator.
Innovations in fixed and floating wind turbine foundations and substructures, including transition pieces.
Moving to next generation electrical infrastructure including array cabling, power transmission, grid integration, and onshore & offshore substations.
O&M and Windfarm Lifecycle
Optimising and future-proofing all services associated with offshore wind, including site development, installation, wind farm O&M, condition monitoring, and decommissioning.
Offshore Wind Innovation Priorities
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub is engaging with the UK offshore wind industry and academia to identify the innovation priorities for the sector. These innovation priorities are the key challenges that need to be met in order for the sector to grow in line with its potential. These challenges provide market opportunities throughout the supply chain and innovative solutions to them will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy by creating manufacturing, export and job creation opportunities for the UK supply chain.
Funding for offshore wind innovation programmes
UK organisations can access a number of different funding options, both domestic and international, which provide support for innovation projects and programmes. The Innovation Hub provides a central access point for industry and research organisations to get information on forthcoming funding calls by collating and signposting to upcoming funding opportunities.
Opportunities for the UK supply chain
Read more about the opportunities to partner with other organisations to develop products and services that will solve innovation challenges, and find out about some of the UK’s industry innovation success stories.