Second Offshore Wind Launch Academy to support technology trailblazers   

Applications are now open for UK innovators to join the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-backed national technology accelerator programme, designed to support the commercialisation of new technologies that will enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater UK content, whilst supporting cost reduction.

Applications to join the second cohort of the National Launch Academy opened today (Monday 15th November). The Launch Academy initiative focuses on near-to-market solutions and is supported by nine industrial and business support specialists including ScottishPower Renewables (SPR)bp, Barclays Eagle Labs, investment body Green Angel Syndicate, accountancy firm BDO, IP specialists Murgitroyd, law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, cleantech investors Sustainable Ventures and storytelling consultants Stronger StoriesScottish Enterprise is also providing £60,000 in funding for the project.

The bespoke nine-month programme will see the cohort of companies being given access to a unique package of support from the delivery partners, including legal, marketing, accountancy, IP, and investor readiness support as well as modules delivered by ORE Catapult such as technology assessment, international export readiness and business case review.

At the end of the programme, the innovators will pitch to industry partners and the Catapult’s network of investors with the aim of securing investment and a route to market for their products.

For full details please see the ORE Catapult website.

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