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Fit 4 Offshore Renewables North East Scotland - Apply Now

Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector. The objective of the programme is to support the development of an increasingly competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain – maximising opportunity for the UK supply chain, both domestically and globally.

F4OR is a journey of business improvement and sector specific capability building. It uses a proven process which typically takes 12 to 18 months. The F4OR Team will support you through each step, but F4OR will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.

Expressions of interest for the North East Scotland programme for 2021, delivered in partnership with Opportunity North East (ONE), will open on Monday 18th January 2021. If you are interested in being considered for this programme, please complete an expression of interest form.

Click here to find out more about the F4OR programme with Opportunity North East and to apply.

2021 Decarbonisation Accelerator programme for Scotland

Calling all innovators - 2021 Decarbonisation Accelerator programme for Scotland applications now open.

The Sustainable Mobility & Decarbonisation Accelerator powered by Elevator was designed to underpin Scotland’s Net-Zero carbon ambitions. The intensive, fully funded 16-week programme is ideal for companies or individuals who have developed minimum viable products, validated prototypes or possess investor ready solutions focused on sustainable mobility or decarbonisation.

Participants have access to the skills, knowledge, networks and advice to enhance their overall solutions. Elevator's sector specialist delivery partners - Ricardo and Productiv, provide participants with their technical know-how and access to global networks, while ensuring clear development, commercial and marketing pathways exist.

This is a fully funded programme, with a possible stipend for companies with an operating base in Scotland. Managed and funded by Scottish Enterprise, the stipend is up to £7,500 per company and up to £1,500 for technical requirements, if needed.


Listen Again: UK Export Finance

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Having a great product or service is only half the story when it comes to exporting. Putting the right finance and insurance in place can make the difference, helping you win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid. UK Export Finance has a team of specialists to explain the products and measures available to support exporters into overseas markets and assistance available to companies who have customer orders form outside the UK.

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Floating Offshore Wind Tender

As part of the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWCoE), ORE Catapult are delighted to announce the launch of four new open tenders for current projects in these key areas:

All ITT’s have been launched on the ProContract Procurement Portal and each opportunity can be found by searching for the relevant opportunity ID (noted above, e.g. DNXXXXXX). In advance of providing any tender responses, interested parties much register to the portal.

Free Supply Chain Support for FTO members

Free support offered to Forth & Tay Offshore member companies from the Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN).

Technology Assessment Process (TAP)
This project offers developers and businesses support to progress their innovation for the the ocean energy sector. TAP provides a roadmap for risk reduction, development and commercialisation, as well as independent evidence for investors. Wave, tidal, floating wind and floating solar are all innovation areas supported by OPIN.

For more information and to apply for TAP, click here.

Collaborative Innovation Groups (CIGS)

A CIG is a small group of SMEs, often working with research entities and / or large companies, to solve specific problems which are barriers to deployment of ocean energy and offer opportunities for new products, services or markets. CIGs focus on challenges which cannot or have not been solved by one SME alone and aim to include complementary skills and expertise.

For more information and to apply for CIGs, click here.

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