NESSIE project open innovation challenge

The NESSIE project consortium launches the first stage of the competition to implement projects demonstrating anti-corrosion solutions in the North Sea. Applications close on 14 August.

The competition is designed to connect project developers in offshore renewables with innovative supply chain companies in the offshore sector across Europe. Specifically, the competition is looking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and materials challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.

Stage one of the competition, which opened on 6 June 2018 and will close on 14 August 2018, will select three leading companies that are looking to deploy demonstration projects related to corrosion in the North Sea. 

The successful companies from stage one will be then supported to develop calls in stage 2 that will bring forward innovative solutions to these challenges from the supply chain across Europe before finally being supported by the project partners to put together business cases for the projects and identity potential funding packages to deliver the projects.   

The main goal of the NESSIE project, which is co-financed by the EMFF, is to develop three investable demonstration projects based on innovative technologies to test, deploy and scale up new industry, service applications and solutions in anti-corrosion technology and new materials in wave, tidal and offshore wind energy sectors.