The Power of Collaboration in Innovation is an event hosted by two leading UK offshore wind regional clusters Energi Coast (North East England) and Aura (Humber). The event is the first collaboration between two regional clusters and will showcase the importance of collaboration, opportunities available across the two clusters and the positive impact of working with fellow supply chain companies and academia to drive innovation.
Energi Coast – North East England’s offshore wind cluster is leading the way in supporting the Sector Deal aims, ambitions and aspirations; including the launch of an Innovation Group in September 2020. The roadmap for the group includes a series of information events designed to update regional companies and stakeholders about opportunities and challenges for innovation in offshore wind and to support new collaborative innovation projects to develop.
A strong panel of speakers and panellists has been assembled to discuss and debate this topic area, see the programme outline below. We hope to see you there!
Event programme (10- 11:30am):
Welcome and Introduction: Professor Simon Hogg, Durham University
Importance of regional clusters in UK Offshore Wind: Emma Toulson, Ørsted
Energi Coast: Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chair, Energi Coast
Aura: Louise Smith, Aura
Successful Innovation Collaborations in Offshore Wind Research: Jim Gilbert, Aura
Scales of innovation: Chris Briggs, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Chair: Simon Hogg, Innovation Group Lead
Panellists: Jim Gilbert, Aura; James Ritchie, Energi Coast Chair; Emma Toulson, Ørsted; Ray Thompson, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy; Ian Timbrell, RWE; Andy Williamson, Port of Blyth