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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.

Our Offshore / Renewables Expert

John Ransford

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Funding Opportunities

Call for expression of interest to join the Space2Waves Internationalisation Programme

Are you a European SME developing innovative products or services using Earth Observation applied to marine and maritime domains? Join the SpaceWave Alliance internationalisation programme! 30 SMEs will be selected to go global in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Deadline extended to 16th Dec.

Opens: 01/10/2020 Closes: 16/12/2020

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KTN-iX Challenge: Full Field Condition Monitoring of a Blade Internal Structure

GE is looking for applicants to develop a full field condition monitoring device for a wind turbine blade internal structure that can continuously monitor during turbine operation, to direct an automated / robotic detailed inspection.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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KTN-iX Challenge: Robotics Platform - Generator Bolt Inspection and Tightening

Applicants are required to develop a semi or fully autonomous device that is capable to perform the inspection and bolt replacement of the generator pole shoe bolt connection on the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine series.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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Recorded: 14th May

Offshore Wind in the UK, China, USA, Japan and South Korea: Synergies, Opportunities and the Future

Missions provide an expert-led evidence base to strengthen Innovate UK’s global investment strategy.

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Energy-related funding call round-up

A round-up of the latest funding calls in the energy sector. Updated 18th November 2020.

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Major boost for UK robotics sector from KTN Innovation Exchange Competition

GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult announce Tethys and Aerones as winners of KTN Innovation Exchange competition.

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