Open Innovation Programme

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

We are working with operators, suppliers, universities and technology providers to identify, accelerate and deploy innovative technologies.

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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.

Calls for Ideas

The Call for Ideas process is a key part of our Open Innovation Programme. It’s our primary means of reaching out to the technology community to identify, support and fund innovative solutions. We issue a diverse range of calls throughout the year. This helps us attract new ideas to our Innovation Hub, select projects for our Solution Centres, and identify smaller companies to benefit from our Technology Accelerator.

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

Current Calls for Ideas

Theme Title Summary Deadline  Action
 Asset integrity The use of robotics for vessel and tank integrity Use of robotics to reduce cost, improve quality, increase efficiency and enhance safety. Two themes: Using robotics for non-intrusive inspection of pressure vessels and tanks; Using robotics for confined space entry to pressure vessels and tanks. 30 July Register to find out more and submit your ideas
 Small pools

Small pools plug & play

Unlocking the 225 marginal discoveries in small pools across the UK Continental Shelf. Standardising the subsea development life-cycle approach to support: rapid engineering and delivery of a project; full interconnectivity between modular subsea components; the re-use of subsea equipment from one field to another; interoperability with present and future systems; and the use of a range of key supplier specific subsea components. 30 July Register to find out more and submit your ideas

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