ABERDEEN, UK — The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) has opened its 2023 Open Innovation Programme.
This supports development and deployment of data and digital technologies that cut offshore emissions and enable production of clean energy.
Companies worldwide can apply for funding of up to £500,000 ($605,890), with the potential of additional matched funding from the industry to support their projects, with an obligation of trialing and deploying technology on the UK Continental Shelf.
Successful applicants will gain access to data, facilities and expertise from the industry.
The 2023 program covers six technology focus areas: integrated data platforms; visual simulations; predictive automation; ultimate remote operations; trials/demos for today's robots; and robotic manipulation capability.
Myrtle Dawes, NZTC Solution Centre director, said last year’s (2022) program “awarded over £20 million [$24.25 billion) to 23 game-changing net-zero technologies made up of £8 million [$9.79 million] from NZTC and over £12 million [$14.55 million] co-funded by industry.
“The 2023 funding competition will focus on digitally based solutions to create an integrated energy system recognising the pivotal role they play on our journey to net zero.”