Offshore wind industry challenges innovative entrepreneurs during Innovation Challenge

On 14 June, during the WindDays, about four parties from the offshore wind industry will share the specific bottlenecks they face during the construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms. They challenge innovative entrepreneurs to come up with solutions that can be applied within three-quarters of a year. With this Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, Offshore Wind Innovators aims to bring parties together directly, accelerating the market introduction process.

Discussions with park owners, financial institutions, insurers, contractors and manufacturers show that they have to cope with urgent problems for which technological breakthroughs are essential. They have a particular need for innovations that reduce costs and the chance of failure and limit the number of repairs and increase their speed.

At the same time, it is difficult for pioneering companies to create awareness and find a launching customer for their innovation. After the presentations on 14 June, these innovative entrepreneurs will have about a month to come up with a first proposal to address these bottlenecks. Selected submissions receive intensive support from the applicants and experts from Offshore Wind Innovators to elaborate their proposal. At the end of November, the winner will be awarded during a special event.

For more information contact Erwin Coolen,

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