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, Tech20 events 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

Small Pools - smart Communications subsea

Focused on finding innovative technology concepts for ‘smart Communications subsea’ (smartCs) that will interconnect a variety of subsea and topside systems.

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2018 Call for Ideas calendar

January - Well Construction
March - Asset Integrity
May - Small Pools
June - Decommissioning 
July - Well Construction
August - TBC
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

Small Pools - Subsea plug and play

Asset Integrity - Enhancing pressure vessel and tank inspection using robotics

Well Construction - Transforming well plugging & abandonment


Calls for Ideas in review

Digital Transformation - Machine learning to identify remaining hydrocarbon potential

Decommissioning - Alternative 'life support' for decommissioning

Well Construction - Reducing the cost of well construction

Asset Integrity - Corrosion under insulation


Please email if you have any questions.