Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator: tenders for disruptive technologies

The UK-based Carbon Trust is a global organisation that helps accelerate decarbonisation in many sectors. In 2008 they set up the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), which now includes nine leading offshore wind developers.

The OWA is our flagship collaborative research, development and deployment programme, which aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind, overcome market barriers, develop industry best practice and trigger the development of new industry standards.


The OWA brings the OWA partners together for research in 5 areas:

  • Cables
  • Electrical systems
  • Foundations
  • Logistics and operations and maintenance
  • Yield and performance.

Some of this research is carried out through tenders, which are an ideal way to find new solutions and a great opportunity for startups. Check out the tenders online.