The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has issued its first two calls, offering up to £400,000 funding for projects that aim to improve the competitiveness of the existing UK supply chain, and encourage the development of new products and services for the sector.  

The OWGP is seeking submissions for two specific areas: cost reduction from advanced manufacturing techniques; and developing advanced sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) and communications solutions for offshore wind.

These calls are directly linked to Strand B – Business Competitiveness and Strand D – Supply Chain Future.

Strand B – Business Competitiveness

This Call is seeking submissions that identify potential cost reductions from advanced manufacturing or fabrication techniques. The aim is to encourage and support UK companies to explore new manufacturing methods and techniques that could improve productivity and facilitate cost reduction, with successful applicants learning from specialist delivery partners. This call is targeted at UK manufacturers/fabricators across all areas of the offshore wind supply chain and, in particular, companies seeking support to improve their existing processes and techniques, to reduce costs and ultimately become more competitive in the sector.

Strand D Call – Supply Chain Futures

This Call focuses on developing advanced sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) and communications solutions for offshore wind, supporting existing supply chain companies to expand their range of products and services to meet the future needs of the sector. It is aimed at UK-based SMEs exploring the use of innovative technologies, products and services to improve communications at next-generation offshore wind farms. 

Key dates

  • Calls open – Monday 7th October 2019
  • Online webinar – Wednesday 9th October 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
    • NEW! Webinar Slides can be found here
    • NEW! FAQs from the Webinar can be found here
  • Call close – Thursday 7th November 2019 at 5pm
  • Applicants notified – Friday 6th December 2019.

Contact information

All completed Application and Finance Forms should be submitted to the OWGP Team no later than 5pm on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Your submission MUST include the completed Application Form AND the completed Finance Form.

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