Open Innovation Programme

Our Open Innovation Programme is YOUR opportunity to get involved in unlocking the full potential of the UK North Sea.

Our Open Innovation Programme brings us all together via technology showcases, Tech Talks and workshops that inspire new thinking. The 'Call for Ideas' process is a key part of the Open Innovation Programme. Let’s look at how it works.

Call for Ideas

Our Call for Ideas initiative seeks to identify, fund and support innovative ideas and concepts from inside and outside the oil and gas industry. The Calls focus on a range of themes that have been identified by the Centre, its members and wider industry stakeholders.

Open Calls for Ideas

Each call has a fund of c.£1 million to invest in a portfolio of projects.

Decommissioning (deadline 20 Feb)

We're looking looking for innovative concepts and solutions for modular, integrated power generation and utilities that can be deployed during decommissioning.

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Well Construction (deadline 28 Feb)

We're looking for innovative ideas and technology that can significantly reduce the cost of well delivery, focusing on seabed pressure isolation, well systems and new ways to stimulate well flow.

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2018 Call for Ideas calendar

January - Well Construction
March - Asset Integrity
April - Small Pools
May - Digital Transformation
June - Well Construction
July - Decommissioning
August - Wells
September - Asset Integrity
October - Decommissioning
November - Digital Transformation
December - Small Pools

The theme and launch date for each call will be communicated in due course.


Complete Calls for Ideas

Well Construction - Transforming well plugging & abandonment

Calls for Ideas in review

Asset Integrity - Enhancing pressure vessel and tank inspection using robotics

Small Pools - Subsea plug and play


Please email if you have any questions.