The UK government has set a target for the offshore wind industry of reducing the current cost of energy from £140/MWh to £100/MWh by 2020. Achieving this target will be vital to the success of the offshore wind sector.
Hitting the £100/MWh target needs all companies within the offshore wind supply chains to develop products that perform better, are cheaper and more reliable.
Research and development is key for businesses developing innovative, competitive products – with on-going R&D programmes enabling businesses to remain competitive in a constantly advancing market place.
The Green Port Growth R&D Support Funding is being led by CASS; the University of Hull's business-facing renewables and low-carbon organisation.
The programme is flexible and can assist businesses in a number of key areas, by:
- Providing renewable energy R&D experience and expertise
- Identifying new opportunities with associated R&D needs
- Developing R&D implementation programmes
- Engaging, from a R&D perspective, with suppliers and customers within offshore wind (and wider renewables) supply chains
- Supporting companies in securing external R&D financing
- Granting funding for bespoke R&D projects
- Identifying and facilitating access to external R&D expertise
- Assistance with the identification and protection of intellectual property related to new product or service development
The R&D Support & Funding is open to businesses based in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (or those looking to locate here) developing new products or processes for the offshore wind, or wider renewables sector, and for whom overcoming specific R&D challenges are key to achieving this.
For further information please contact:
Dr Alan Lowdon
Tel. 01482 466341
Alternatively, to enquire about any strand, please complete our online form.