Offshore Wind Expert Support

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

Offshore Wind Expert Support (OWES) helps businesses identify relevant opportunities in the offshore wind sector and develop a market entry strategy to target these opportunities.

The support is for companies with no experience of working in offshore wind that are looking to diversify into the sector, as well as companies with some experience in offshore wind that wish to further develop their understanding of the sector and the opportunities it presents.

The support is provided by expert consultants at Xodus Group who specialise in energy. They will work with you to:

  • examine the relevance of your products, services or capabilities to the offshore wind sector
  • explore where your company would fit in the offshore wind supply chain (including who your customers and competitors may be)
  • suggest potential steps to enter the market or capitalise on new opportunities

In total, OWES provides 2 days worth of free consultancy time from Xodus, but the process is spread over several weeks and would typically involve:

  • completion of the OWES application form for review and approval by Scottish Enterprise
  • an initial interview with Xodus to understand your business, your familiarity with offshore wind and your aspirations for the sector
  • follow-up calls with Xodus to clarify their understanding of your company and agree areas of opportunity to focus on in the report
  • production of a draft report that outlines the main market opportunities relevant to your company
  • a workshop with Xodus to discuss the findings of the draft report and potential market entry strategies
  • issue of a final report

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • your company is registered in Scotland or has a Scottish address
  • your company has capabilities that could be applied to the offshore wind sector

What does this cost?

This is a free service funded by Scottish Enterprise.

Who is this for?

All companies in Scotland.

How long does this take?

The support is equivalent to about 2 days of consultancy time with Xodus, but is delivered over a period of several weeks. The process can take around 2 months from initial application to completion.

The service is available until the end of March 2023.

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

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