£3M funding pot launched for innovative UK supply chain projects to accelerate offshore wind consenting

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a brand new grant funding programme that will develop the UK’s offshore wind supply chain by supporting projects in the offshore wind consenting and site development process.

OWGP has released its first Innovation Grants competition, which will see a total of £3 million awarded to successful supply chain companies.

Innovation Grants from £25K to £100K are available for projects focused on commercialising technologies, products and services that will accelerate offshore wind site development during the consenting phase. Potential activities include (but are not limited to) site selection, screening/scoping, surveying, impact assessment and ongoing monitoring and mitigation.

This latest tranche of funding builds on the £6 million already allocated across four separate funding competitions launched in the last 18 months. Cognitive Business is an innovative SME successful in securing OWGP grant funding in 2019 and 2020.  They are developing game-changing machine learning solutions for the sector to improve health & safety and reduce the levelised cost of energy.

For more info visit £3M funding pot launched for innovative UK supply chain projects to accelerate offshore wind consenting – Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (owgp.org.uk)