On 23 September the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is to host an event to help connect UK subsea technology developers with end-users and funding sources. The event is planned to help commercialise new technology in order to contribute to the continued prosperity of the UKCS and the country’s subsea industry.
The morning session will focus on the developer community, and will feature a series of presentations outlining available resources and the support organisations that provide assistance with research and development, tax, funding and patenting. Following this, NSRI will invite 12 companies to present a 10 minute ‘Dragons’ Den’ style pitch on how their product or service will address the needs of the oil and gas industry.
The event will welcome speakers from more than 15 companies including Santander, Simmons & Company, Brodies Solicitors, Nautronix and Ecosse Subsea Systems, who will unveil near-to-market offerings to demonstrate technology that is industry-ready but not yet proven.
Gordon Drummond, Project Director of NSRI said: “We hope this event will help to identify the most relevant contacts and collaborations needed to progress the development of new technology and techniques. Our research and development efforts must be aligned with the current market environment. If we stop investing in new solutions, processes and technologies, it will become even harder to deliver the improvements and savings the industry really needs.”
NSRI’s Support for the Developer Community event will take place on Wednesday 23rd September at Village Hotel, Prime Four, Kingswells, Aberdeen, UK.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock