UK-US Offshore Wind Collaborative R&D
£150k - £600k
Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in UK offshore wind R&D projects to work collaboratively with separately funded US projects.
UK projects must partner with US projects which are funded separately through a US application process run by the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC).
The aim of this competition is to reduce the cost and risk of offshore wind development projects throughout the US. UK-US collaboration must be significant and meaningful, with your UK project demonstrating integration with the US project.
Your project’s scope must address one or more of the challenge areas for this competition:
Challenge 1: Solutions to facilitate offshore wind resiliency and transmission coordination
1a: Development and demonstration of solutions that improve offshore wind power reliability
1b: Development and demonstration of innovations in coordinated transmission solutions that optimize efficiency across multiple large projects, minimize environmental impacts, and conform with onshore grid constraints
1c: Development and demonstration of solutions for integration of long-duration energy storage of greater than 10 hours with offshore wind, to facilitate offshore wind resiliency, transmission coordination and integration.
Challenge 2: Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Systems Development
2a: Technologies and strategies that advance the effectiveness, cost efficiency, and safety of O&M
2b: Technologies and strategies that advance O&M supply chain development and flexibility
Challenge 3: Innovation to facilitate ocean area coexistence
Technology concepts that reduce offshore development and operational impacts on the marine biosphere
For more information on the specific themes for each challenge, please contact our team.
Your project must:
To be eligible for an Innovate UK grant award, the US project which you intend to collaborate with must also be awarded funding from NOWRDC.
UK Lead organisation
To lead a project your organisation must:
If you are interested in applying, please get in touch to discuss this fund with one of our team.Contact us