Call for Climate Neutral Shipping and Pressure Control to Reduce Noice

This September the third edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge will kick off. We offer you two challenges again! Can you think of an innovative solution for our challenges? Join the Innovation Challenge, grow your business and get the chance for a new direct launching customer! 

The goal of this challenge is to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry. The challenge has started with a call for companies to share their technical challenge. Challenges or problems faced during the development, installation, operations & maintenance or decommissioning phase.

You can apply for these challenges from 26 august - 17 October 2019

During the challenge process from 26 August May till December, students, engineers, SME’s and start-ups of the community are asked and supported to come up with innovative solutions ready to use within 6 months. It is targeted at innovations with the aim to directly be ready for commercial implementation.

Challenge 1 -Q3: Climate neutral shipping

This challenge of TKI Wind op Zee and Maritiem Nederland aims to generate concepts for CO2 neutral shipping for offshore wind in the area of the CTVs or SOVs. We expect to see ideas for the development of these vessels that will be evaluated on CO2 footprint, cost, addressable market and time to market. 

Optimize Pressure Control to reduce noise emissions at sea

Van Oord's challenge is to reduce noise emissions at sea during Offshore piling by optimizing the pressure control of an air bubble screen, which is both robust and cost-effective. With a specific focus on  the nozzles; how can we control the size, amount , and pressure of the bubbles by the design of the nozzles.

Prize: what’s is in it for the participants?

The winners will have access to:

  • Coaching; Expert coaching and steering from the leading offshore wind Business Partners during Masterclass and Bootcamp
  • Possible Launching Customer; Access to Business Partner to demonstrate your innovation and direct access to Offshore Wind Industry partners.
  • Publicity Support; support with raising awareness of innovation result and technology within the offshore wind sector. And a press articles in the Offshore Wind Mediachannels. 

Timeline Innovation Challenge 

  • Competition Opens: 26th of August  
  • Application deadline: 17 October 
  • Masterclass: 4 November 
  • Bootcamp: 19 November 
  • Technical Check: November 
  • Winners announced during Offshore Wind Innovators Event: 9th December

Challenge Set-Up


The Offshore Wind Innovators business partners  will be contacted and requested to present a challenge that needs an innovative solution before the 22th of August.

Submission of challenge

SME’s and Start-Ups can hand in their proposals. There will be a fit for purpose scan by the organisation in order to pass for the masterclass. The proposals will be based on a fixed template including rules of the game. One important criteria to become part of the Masterclass: a design or prototype of an innovative product or idea that can be implemented within the 8 months – demonstration type available in December during the finals.


During the masterclass, the SME’s or startups will present their specific challenge to Business partners. The participants will have the possibility to challenge the Business Partners by asking questions and to better understand the real question which needs to be solved.

Out of these presentations and pitches a maximum of 5 participants per topic will be selected by the Business Partner who addressed the specific topic.


During the bootcamp the selected participants will be supported by experts of the Business Partners and by independent experts facilitating a training program and workshops in innovation and out-of-the-box solutions and how to present this on stage. At the end of this boot camp a maximum of 2 participants per topic will be selected after having pitched their idea to a jury.

Innovation Check

We ask for a productsheet, folder, or ppt presentation

Offshore Wind Innovators Finals – December 9

During the Innovation Finals all Business Partners and the top of the offshore wind Industry will be invited to see the presentations. The participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas during the finals. At the end of the event the participants will have a 12 minutes pitch each for public and a jury.  The jury will select a an winner.

Clarifications and enquiries

Any questions or requests should be sent to

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