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Sensing Innovation Challenges in Offshore Renewables

9 March 2016

  • Are you looking for new applications for your sensing and imaging technology?
  • Have you got technology or expertise to bring to a collaborative project?
  • Interested in accessing the renewable energy market?
  • Then this event is for you.

This event is a collaboration between KTN, CENSIS, the ORE Catapult and Scottish Enterprise with the aim of the day to facilitate those interested in pursuing collaborative development projects to accelerate the commercial development of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies.

Offshore Wind, Wave & Tidal

There are several innovation challenges in the offshore wind, tidal and wave sectors that could be solved through applying new, or advancing existing, sensor and/or imaging systems technologies. This event provides an opportunity to find out more about these challenges from experts in the field, discussion potential solutions and identify and meet potential project partners.

The morning session will provide an overview of the challenges in the offshore renewable energy sector and an introduction to the ORE Catapult. There will be presentations from industry and academia focusing on four specific challenge areas:

  • Offshore wind blade monitoring
  • Foundation monitoring
  • Cable monitoring
  • Data analysis 

Pitching & Presenting

The afternoon will focus on funding, support and collaboration. We have a limited number of pitching slots, giving you the opportunity to put forward your technology, facilities or expertise if you are looking for project partners. This is also an opportunity to raise a specific challenge that you have that others in the room might be able to solve. If you are interested in giving a pitch please indicate this when registering for the event and we will send you further information. 

The afternoon will also feature presentations from CENSIS and Scottish Enterprise giving information on the support they can offer, and a presentation on ‘The Energy Game Changer’ a new funding opportunity with Innovate UK. There will then be plenty of time for networking before the close of the day.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for offshore energy developers, commercial technology providers and academic researchers, in particular those with expertise in imaging, sensors and photonics. The event is open to both those who have experience of applying their technology in this sector and those who have not considered the renewable energy sector before.

To book on the event please visit: 

If you require more information please contact Felicity Carlysle (

Event details

9 March 2016