Energi Coast Innovation Group is led by Durham Energy Institute. In this event, we explore the role of innovation and regional skills in securing anchor opportunities for North East England which will provide jobs and further opportunities for innovation. Including insights from OREC, LM Wind Power, Equinor
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.
Programme: 10:00 to 11:30
Welcome and introduction - Simon Hogg, Energi Coast Innovation Lead & Head of the Department of Engineering at Durham University
Role of Innovation in Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and opportunities for the region: Tony Quinn, Energi Coast Chair & Test and Validation Director, ORE Catapult
Blade manufacturing and the regional skills offer: Andrew Bellamy, Managing Director, LM Wind Power UK
Driving forward Offshore Wind Innovation: Tom Nightingale, Stakeholder Manager, Equinor (Dogger Bank Wind Farm)
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
Andrew Bellamy - Managing Director, LM Wind Power UK