Recognition for the pioneers

Innovation award 2018

A contest gives nominated or awarded entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunities for exposure. Therefore Offshore Wind Innovators organizes an Innovation Award. This prize is awarded in the autumn.

Innovative Power

The Offshore Wind Innovation Award is intended to raise awareness of the innovative power of this community. In addition, it creates media exposure for the finalists and winner(s) to potential customers and investors.

Read more about the current status of the Innovation Award here!

Who are eligible?

The award is intended for Dutch SME entrepreneurs of Offshore Wind Innovators. The award consists of a jury prize and a public prize.

The award includes:

  • Eternal fame of being the most innovative entrepreneur of the year
  • 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


The organization will treat entries confidentially. From all submissions, the jury selects three nominees (finalists). The nominees are invited to pitch their innovation to the offshore wind sector. After the presentation, the audience will decide who will receive the public award. 

Separately, the jury announces who wins the jury prize. In addition to creating awareness for the top of the offshore wind industry, the finalists can count on the necessary publicity before and after the award ceremony.

The jury consists of representatives of: 

  • The Industry 
  • The public sector 
  • The financial sector

The jury will review the entries on: 

  • Motivation 
  • Innovativeness 
  • Economic and social impact 
  • Feasibility and applicability 
  • Entrepreneurship

Subscription Companies can participate by completing and sending out an application form. Because some companies do not realize how innovative they are, third parties may also sign up for a company from the target group.

Innovation Award 2018

Fistuca is the winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018. With an innovative maintenance-free connection technology - the Blue Wedge Connection -  the company convinced the jury and the audience that the current issues with bolted and grouted connections can be tackled. The other finalists were TWD with a Hammock Seafastening and Qlayers with an automatic printing system. read more...

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