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UK-US Offshore Wind Collaborative R&D

General & Misc
Project Size:
between £150,000 and £600,000.
  • Eligibility: UK registered organisations only.
  • Objective: To reduce cost and risk in offshore wind development in collaboration with US projects.

Key Dates:

  • Opening: Monday, 16 October 2023
  • Closing: Wednesday, 10 January 2024 at 11:00am UK time


  • Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in UK offshore wind R&D projects.
  • UK projects must work in collaboration with US projects, which will be separately funded by the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC).
  • UK-US collaboration must be significant and meaningful.
  • Only UK registered partners should be listed in the application on the Innovation Funding Service (IFS).
  • Single-phase competition.

Funding Type:

  • Grant

Project Size:

  • Total eligible costs between £150,000 and £600,000.

Your Proposal:

  • UK projects must integrate with US projects.
  • Address one or more of the challenge areas related to offshore wind resiliency, transmission, operation & maintenance, and ocean area coexistence.

Challenge Areas:

  1. Wind Resiliency and Transmission Coordination: Focuses on power reliability, transmission solutions, and energy storage of greater than 10 hours.
  1. Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Systems Development: Addresses technologies and strategies for cost-efficiency, safety, and supply chain development in O&M.
  1. Innovation for Ocean Area Coexistence: Concerns technologies that mitigate impacts on marine life and environment.

Research Categories:

  • Feasibility projects, industrial research projects, and experimental development projects.


  • Projects that don't align with specified challenge areas.
  • Energy storage solutions with less than 10-hour duration.
  • Projects focused on baseline environmental data collection.
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