Application open for the Innovation Awards 2018!

Last year, the community of Offshore Wind Innovators awarded ECE Offshore and Jules Dock as the most appealing offshore wind innovations of 2017. This contest will return this autumn again! The Award (selected by a jury and a business audience) is a recognition of the Dutch innovative power of this young, dynamic and booming sector. Innovative startups and SME’s can apply for the Award till the 5th of November. 

The Innovation Awards

The Dutch offshore wind market is booming. Young and Innovative companies in the supply chain make a significant contribution, However, they lack visibility and face serious challenges to market entry. The Offshore Wind Innovators community unites these entrepreneurs, investors and end customers by offering them a dedicated service program. The Offshore Wind Innovators Award is a services meant to increase awareness and visibility for a wide audience.


Members (existing or new) of the Offshore Wind Innovators community can submit their proposals until November 5th, 17:00h. After the deadline an expert jury will make a judgement about the innovativeness, the social and economic impact, and the entrepreneurial capacity of the applications. Three nominees (selected by the jury) will present their solution for an expert audience. Both the jury and the audience will choose the most promising innovation.

The prize for the nominees includes:

  • Eternal fame of being the most innovative entrepreneur of the year 2018
  • Media and PR Exposure Package
  • One-day workshop by InnovatieLink to tackle your next market introduction challenge
  • Support by an industrial partner
  • A statue of the award (only for the winner(s))
The Innovation Award of 2017
Winners of the Innovation Award in 2017

Winners of 2017

In 2017, Jules Dock was the winner of the Jury Award with their Composite Tower. ECE Offshore won the Audience Award with OASYS, a cable laying monitoring system.

Click on the link below for additional information about the Innovation Award, or get in touch with Martin Weissmann (, our innovation manager.

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