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Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme - Competition Briefing

Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme - Competition Briefing

14 April 2021
Venue: Webinar (10:00 GMT)

Launching soon, the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme, part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, is a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies and products for the floating offshore wind industry.

The FOW Demonstration Programme is seeking UK-based initiatives and the demonstration projects will focus on mid-TRL technologies that are ready to be proved. The programme will target four challenge areas: 

  • Mooring/Anchoring 
  • Dynamic cables 
  • Floaters/Foundations 
  • Miscellaneous - areas that meet the programme scope and objectives but are not covered by 1-3. Innovation area driven by industry.  

Key dates

  • Pre-application registration opens: 3 March 2021
  • Guidance documentation and applications open: To be published
  • Applicant information presentation: To be published

This briefing event will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear about the scope of the competition in more detail
  • Learn about the support available from KTN and the Catapults
  • Hear pitches from organisations looking for and/or offering skills/services

You can pre-register your interest in this competition here. You will then be informed when the application form and the application guidance are available. BEIS will also use the pre-registration mailing list to provide further updates.

Collaboration Platform: To help potential applicants to find suitable partners for the competition, KTN has launched a networking platform. This tool can be used to discuss project opportunities and facilitate introductions between organisations interested in this competition. It provides powerful networking through online messaging and 1:1 virtual meetings. You will be able to use this to upload your profile, search other users’ profiles and book video chat meetings via the platform.