Powering Scotland’s East Coast


Bilateral UK and US offshore wind R&D programme

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million in UK companies partnering with US consortia to work on projects as part of the $40 million US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium programme (NOWRDC).

Nine challenge areas have been identified which aim to reduce the cost and risk of offshore wind development projects throughout the US.

Competition opens: Monday 4 November 2019

Competition closes: Wednesday 15 January 2020 12:00pm

This is the expression of interest phase of the UK competition. There are 3 phases:

  • UK expression of interest (EoI): applications are reviewed by Innovate UK.
  • NOWRDC application: UK applicants join a US-based consortium to apply via the NYSERDA solicitation process.
  • UK full stage competition: you will be invited to apply only if you are successful in this UK EoI phase.
  • This EoI competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated

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