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.

Call 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 Call for Ideas

There are currently no open Calls for Ideas. The next process will commence Q3/Q4 2017 and further information will be provided in due course.

Past Call for Ideas

Well Construction - Transforming well plug & abandonment

Asset Integrity - Enhancing pressure vessel and tank inspection using robotics

Small Pools - Subsea plug and play

Please email if you have any questions.