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Is collaboration the way forward?

SR’s Offshore Wind Conference in January tackled some big issues at a great new venue, as well as bringing together more than 250 renewables professionals in Glasgow, Scotland’s green energy capital. Here, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, Lindsay Roberts shares with PES what she took from the event…

Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’m struggling to believe that this really was the fourth Offshore Wind Conference that I’ve organised with Scottish Renewables. But without doubt, this year’s conference was one of my favourites. So much has changed within the industry since 2011, and we always try to make sure our conference changes with it.

As well as making several alterations to the format (including moving the venue to Strathclyde University’s fantastic Technology and Innovation Centre) we decided to give this year’s conference a more technical focus on innovation and cost reduction. That naturally led us to partner with the Glasgow-based Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to deliver a programme that included presentations on some of the sector’s most exciting, cutting-edge research.

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, a Non-Executive Director of the Catapult, opened the event with a stirring call for the industry to collaborate more openly, to share data which can benefit all, and to set a clear agenda outlining our research and development priorities.


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