Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX): Call for ideas

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Submission deadline for ideas: 11th August 2017

Innovators from all UK industries are encouraged to input ideas for the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX) to help drive cost reduction in the offshore wind sector. Critical challenges have been identified. 

OWiX is a cross-sector pilot scheme that aims to accelerate the cost reduction of offshore wind by matching industry challenges with innovative solutions adapted from other parts of the economy. At the same time, it will provide targeted opportunities for UK businesses in different industries to deliver into the renewable energy supply chain.

If you are an innovative SME or organisation with great new technologies or innovations, this call for ideas is an opportunity to become directly linked to, or collaborate with, global players (operators and OEMs) in this rapidly growing sector. Offshore wind is actively seeking new and disruptive technologies from a myriad of sources to help it achieve its full potential.

The OWiX programme team has worked with key industry stakeholders (operators and OEMs) to develop specific innovation challenges through a series of ‘guided innovation’ workshops. The challenges predominantly focus on near-term issues that could make a substantial difference to the cost of energy of operating wind farms and newly constructed Round 2 and 3 developments.

Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX): Call for ideas – Offshore Wind Innovation Hub

Innovation Challenge 1:
A solution for the reliable detection, monitoring and capture of evidence of damage and flaws in the top layer of composite structures, performed internally within a restricted environment with minimal human intervention.
Download Innovation Challenge 1

Innovation Challenge 2:
A solution for non-destructive sub-surface structural inspection of large composite wind turbine blade structures, at height in a marine environment, delivered safely and cost-effectively
Download Innovation Challenge 2

Innovation Challenge 3:
A solution for the transfer and replacement of very heavy and complex large components, at height, in dynamic offshore weather conditions.
Download Innovation Challenge 3

Innovation Challenge 4:
A system to assure the quality of service and maintenance work and the condition of human operators through data communication and real-time decision making in a demanding and remote location.
Download Innovation Challenge 4 

Further information can be found here.

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