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The renewables sector is one of the North East's success stories, with companies across the region developing products to harvest energy from wind, solar, tides, waste and more. The sector is also one of the fastest moving, with new technologies emerging almost daily.
There are opportunities for many types of businesses, and this event will highlight recent and future developments in the industry, and give insights into how your business can become part of the renewables supply chain.
Ravneet Kaur, ORE Catapult
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is the UK's leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, and their facility in Blyth has the capability to test turbine blades up to 100m in length. Ravneet will tell us about the latest developments in the industry and the opportunities for you.
Paul Livingstone, NOF
NOF work across the whole energy sector helping their members grow their business and exploit global opportunities. They will give an insight into opportunities across the energy supply chain, and the various ways they've helped businesses and partners.
Dominic Lusardi, Animmersion
Animmersion, based in Middlesbrough create immersive digital experiences including virtual reality, holograms and animations, and their virtual wind turbine was one of the most popular attractions at last years Great Exhibition of the North. Dominic will describe some of their recent projects for clients in the renewables sector, and how they have helped them bring their products and services to life.
James Ritchie, Tekmar Energy and Energi Coast
Tekmar Energy are a leading manufacturer of offshore cable and pipe protection systems, protecting over 20GW of electrical infrastructure worldwide. James will tell us about some of the challenges they face in designing systems able to operate in such harsh conditions, and the technical innovations they've developed along the way. He will also touch on Energi Coast, which represents the regions offshore renewables sector, and of which James is the Chair
8.30 – Arrival, tea & coffee
9.00 - Welcome - Terry McStea, Head of Design Network North
9.10 - Alan Whittaker, Programme Manager, Supply Chain North East
9.15 – Revneet Paur, ORE Catapult
9.35 – Paul Livingstone, NOF
9.55 – Dominic Lusardi, Animmersion
10.15 - James Ritchie, Tekmar Energy
10.35 - 2 minute pitches
10.45 – DNN update
11.00 – Networking
12.30 – Close
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