A brand new Offshore Wind Innovation Hub has opened in Brooklyn, New York, offering a tech incubator-type surroundings to assist startups develop their enterprise and drive new innovation within the offshore wind trade.
The three-year initiative is backed by Equinor and bp, companions creating the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind offshore wind initiatives, amongst others together with the Nationwide Offshore Wind Analysis & Improvement Consortium (NOWRDC).
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub was based in mid-2022 and has now introduced its first name for purposes. Startups may have entry to the co-working area and programming on the hub positioned at Business Metropolis in Brooklyn’s Sundown Park neighborhood.
The hub is designed to facilitate testing alternatives, fast-track commercialization, and creating strategic partnerships. An Accelerator Program will permit chosen cohort corporations to start a six-month intensive mentoring and enterprise growth program in June 2023.
“We’re thrilled to launch the Accelerator Program at our Offshore Wind Innovation Hub with our esteemed companions to speed up innovation in New York’s burgeoning offshore wind trade,” stated Molly Morris, President of Equinor Wind US. “The demand for offshore wind is quickly rising, and revolutionary concepts and technological development are wanted to assist the trade develop within the U.S. and past.”
The primary name for purposes is targeted on discovering start-ups that present revolutionary know-how and options associated to the event part of offshore wind in New York. The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub can even provide membership to stakeholders exterior the Accelerator Program.
“We’re in search of New York’s greatest. We all know innovation is in New Yorkers’ DNA. It’s on the core of bp, too, as we remodel ourselves to succeed in net-zero by 2050 or sooner and assist the world get there too. At this unbelievable second for rising offshore wind in our nation, we need to empower New York’s startups to guide the nation,” added Dave Lawler, chairman and president of bp America.
Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Government Director of NOWRDC stated, “We’re delighted to be part of this thrilling partnership. The Accelerator Program is a singular alternative to assist assist revolutionary options for offshore wind within the U.S., in addition to assist construct strategic partnerships inside this rising trade. We’re wanting ahead to working with this excellent group of leaders to realize our mutual objective of accelerating offshore wind innovation.”