• Energi Coast Innovation Group

    Energi Coast Innovation Group

    The role of regional innovation and skills in attracting investment into North East England into offshore wind.

    North East England has recently attracted a number of large-scale industry and manufacturing investments to the region. The innovation and skills offer in the region has had a key role in delivering these regional offshore wind successes.

    In this event, we explore the role of innovation and regional skills in securing these anchor opportunities for the region which will provide jobs and further opportunities for innovation. The event will look at examples from the North East region and beyond to explore:

    Programme:

    10:00 Welcome and introduction – Simon Hogg, Energi Coast Innovation Lead & Head of the Department of Engineering at Durham University

    10:05 Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult – Tony Quinn, Test and Validation Director, ORE Catapult & Energi Coast Chair

    10:15 Blade manufacturing and the regional skills offer – tbc

    10:30 Equinor (Dogger Bank): Driving forward Innovation in Offshore Wind – TomNightingale, Stakeholder Manager, Equinor

    10:45 Panel session

    11:25 Event feedback and close – Simon Hogg, Energi Coast Innovation Lead & Head of the Department of Engineering at Durham University

    Panel session:

    Tony Quinn – Test and Validation Director, ORE Catapult & Energi Coast Chair

    Tom Nightingale – Stakeholder Manager, Equinor

    John Leer – Head of Inward Investment, Tees Valley Combined Authority

    Alan Welby – Innovation Director, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

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