Offshore / Renewables

The KTN supports the offshore wind industry as a major contributor to the ORE Catapult innovation hub funded by BEIS, as well as supporting the companies who are making applications for funding for offshore renewables.

The team has helped with introductions and collaborations for projects with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) installing offshore energy.

The KTN has also supported three overseas missions to Canada, China, South Korea and Japan to establish the potential for UK companies to work in collaboration: from this we have a Memorandum of Understanding from a Japanese research centre and joint projects with the US.

KTN sits on the advisory board of The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities.

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Current Offshore / Renewables funding opportunities

TechX Clean Energy Accelerator

Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/10/2022

TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: closing January 2023

Opens: 10/10/2022 Closes: 13/01/2023

The £289m Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has been supporting the permanent deployment of industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization technologies on industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since July 2020. Your final opportunity to apply for funding from this successful

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Ofgem Round 2: Discovery

Opens: 05/09/2022 Closes: 23/11/2022

This competition is delivered in partnership with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). It is funded by the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, which aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale.

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Launchpad - Net zero - CR&D - Tees Valley

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley.

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Launchpad - Net zero - MFA (Minimal Financial Assistance) - Tees Valley

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley. This funding is Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) from Innovate UK.

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Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

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Partners in innovation: how UK-US research collaboration can drive the evolution of offshore wind for global net zero
Recorded: 4th November

Partners in innovation: how UK-US research collaboration can drive the evolution of offshore wind for global net zero

To mark Energy Day at COP26 join KTN, Innovate UK and the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) online as they showcase how US-UK resources are working together to harness the potential of Offshore Wind.

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