Redefine the future of offshore wind – Integrating the full energy system
Offshore wind presents huge potential to help achieve net zero. The Global Wind Energy Council predicts that 316GW* will be installed by 2030*. Using offshore wind energy to its full potential, requires an entirely integrated energy system, balancing supply and demand.
At bp, we aim to become a global leader in offshore wind, safely building and operating a multi-gigawatt pipeline. Integrating offshore wind within the energy system is one of our main goals. This asks for a broad range of technologies in the area of electrification, storage, Power-to-X and Digital.
In this context, we are seeking innovative solutions which improve the energy system, increase flexibility and balance supply and demand of offshore wind energy.
If your innovative solution fits with these focus areas, we would very much like to hear from you.
We are interested in solutions of all levels of maturity, offered by parties of all sizes: from single-person innovators to large-scale supply chain partners and anything in between.
We are willing to make strong commitments to innovations that may help accelerate the energy transition, contributing to the integrated energy system.
The following are examples of what bp may provide to support applicants in bringing their innovations forward. During workshops to be held with selected applicants, bp’s offer will be tailored in mutual agreement with the innovators on a case-by-case basis, and therefore is not exact as per or limited to the below.
Access to commercial implementation in bp’s worldwide offshore wind projects.
Cooperation with bp’s top experts for strategic, commercial and technical support and/or access to relevant data.
Financial support to bring your innovation or research to the next phase.
Press release on you and bp joining forces to integrate offshore wind with the energy system.
A pilot or even large-scale commercial implementation in an offshore environment.
Linked to your innovation, e.g. to prove effectiveness of your solution.
Step by step process
Applications opens on March 20th 2023.
Complete the application process, providing information about your company and innovation. Application phase is open until April 21st 2023.
We will review all applications and notify you by early May 2023 if you have progressed to the next stage. Between your application date and this time, we may email you to request more information.
Applicants selected for the demo day will be informed by no later than mid June. The demo day will consist of the selected applicants presenting their solution to the wider Wind team at bp.
If you make the final selection, the Wind team at bp will look to formalize a relationship with you and your innovation with the aim of to bringing it to life. The final selection is expected to take place in summer 2023.
* Completion of the application process does not guarantee your company as a bp supplier.
Frequently asked questions about the campaign
There are no restrictions on type, size or location of participating companies that want to apply to the campaign. The primary objective of this campaign is to align ourselves with like-minded companies.
We are looking for market-ready hardware or software solutions as well as proposals at PoC (Proof of Concept), Prototype and MVP (Minimum Viable Product) levels of maturity. Research projects to further understand the potential for system integration in offshore wind will also be considered.
You will receive an email to confirm we have received your application with further information on the process. We may also, prior to making a decision on the companies selected for the Demo Day, contact you by email for any further information.
The Demo Day will be held virtually. The date of this will be communicated when the chosen applicants are informed of their demo invitation.
You do not have to pay to participate in this challenge.
If you are successful in your application, bp will look to engage in a commercial opportunity with our Offshore Wind team.