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Offshore Wind Growth Partnership calls for £600,000 funding

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The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has issued its next two calls, offering up to £600,000 funding for projects that aim to encourage more businesses into the offshore wind supply chain by helping to overcome barriers to diversification, and for UK companies already working in the offshore wind sector to grow their market share through increased competitiveness and development of new products or services.  

The OWGP is seeking submissions to its latest funding opportunities:

  • Cross-Sector Support Call: Enabling diversification of UK manufacturing capability and technology innovation
  • Open Call: Improving competitiveness and driving innovation across UK supply chain

The Cross-Sector Support Call is directly linked to Strand C – Building New Capacity Whereas the aims of the Open Call align with Strand B – Business Competitiveness and Strand D – Supply Chain Future.

Cross-Sector Support Call

In line with Strand C objectives, the purpose of the Cross-Sector Call is to encourage more UK businesses into the offshore wind supply chain by attracting cross-sector engagement and helping potential new market entrants to overcome barriers to diversification.  The introduction of new approaches and technologies will support the growth of the sector, both in the UK and global export markets.

OWGP is seeking applications from UK companies with project proposals focused on one or both of the following areas:

Manufacturing Diversification

Building new manufacturing capacity in offshore wind by enabling UK businesses with existing capability in adjacent sectors to de-risk existing processes and diversify.

Technology Transfer

Supporting innovative companies to de-risk new technologies, products/services for offshore wind application through testing, validation and/or demonstration.

Key dates

  • Call opens – Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  • Online webinar – Tuesday 4th August 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
  • Call closes – Friday 18th September 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Applicants notified – Friday 30th October 2020

Open Call

The purpose of the Open Call is to encourage a wide range of proposals across the breadth of the supply chain to fund projects that will ultimately lead to an increase in UK content and/or UK exports of offshore wind capability. 

In line with Strands B and D, OWGP is seeking applications from UK companies with project proposals focused on one or both of the following areas:

  • Exploring and implementing new processes or ways of working that will demonstrate improved competitiveness within the supply chain.
  • Disruptive technologies, products and/or services that present game-changing solutions to real industry challenges.

The Open Call has a two-stage application process to enable the OWGP to manage the volume of applications. Only applicants successful in the first stage will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application.

Key dates

  • Call opens – Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  • Online webinar – Tuesday 4th August 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
  • Stage 1 Close – Friday 21st August 2020 at 5pm
  • Stage 1 Applicants notified – Friday 4th September 2020
  • Stage 2 Close – Friday 2nd October 2020
  • Stage 2 Applicants notified – 13th November 2020

Contact information

All completed Application Forms and supporting material should be submitted to the OWGP Team no later than 5:00pm on the stated Competition Closing Date.

Your submission MUST include the completed Application Form AND the completed Finance Form for the Cross-Sector Support Call.

For any help or additional information, Contact Us.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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