February 2020
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Dear all,
We are now moving towards the first large tender for innovation subsidies in the MOOI instrument. During our Matchmaking Day 2020 the first information was presented and now further information is available on our website and the RVO website. Presentations given during the Matchmaking Day are available on our website as well.
Also, we have made reports of the matchmaking activities; please read further in this newsletter.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
Best regards,

Bob Meijer

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Matchmaking during the Matchmaking Day 2020

Impressions of parallel matchmaking sessions Matchmaking Day TKI Wind Offshore Wind, 13th February 2020
In the afternoon 5 parallel matchmaking sessions were held. The sessions started with 3 presentations by companies or research institutes, followed by discussions with the people present. Most presentations have been published on the website of TKI Offshore Wind here.
Find an impression of the matchmaking sessions on the following topics:  
  1. Zero breakdown & robotization
  2. Optimal wind farm design
  3. Balance of plant optimisation
  4. Integration in the energy system
  5. Integration in the environment

4 innovative SMEs

During the Matchmaking Day, 4 innovative SMEs pitched their ideas at the innovation market. Find their ideas here:
  1. MX3D: 3D printing technique for repair and spare parts
  2. NigeQ Vortex Solutions: a revolutionary blade tip.
  3. Ocean Grazer: a scalable and modular energy storage solution
  4. TouchWind: a floating offshore wind turbine concept

Pioneering SME: Lighter drive pushes the 12+ MW wind turbine limit

Hydrautrans has developed an innovative drive train for wind turbines. A modular, mechanical-hydraulic system with an unprecedented efficiency is an alternative to the usual direct drives. This innovation could save up to 40 percent on weight and that is decisive for the next generation of wind turbines. “Now, it is up to a manufacturer who dares.” says Ernst van Zuijlen, together with Bart van Neerbos both CEO of Hydrautrans.

Read the interview with Ernst van Zuijlen and Bart van Neerbos of Hydrautrans

Dutch government launches online platform to inform citizens on offshore wind

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, launched an online platform,, to inform Dutch citizens on the developments regarding offshore wind.

With the new platform, the government attempts to answer frequently asked questions on topics including the role of the government, the economic benefits, and the impact on the surroundings and environment. The information provided is based on carefully collected research.

Find out more

Noordzee & CoP multi-use Noordzee

13 March 2020, The Hague, The Netherlands
The first meeting of the Community of Practice in 2020 has two interesting parts in store for you, namely:
  • The North Sea Program 2022 - 2027 including the North Sea agreement in its current form
  • Forming consortia to get to work together in the North Sea
The program start time has been brought forward to 9:30 hours.
Find out more

North Sea Energy event: 'Unlocking potential of the North Sea

24 March 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands

On the 24th of March, the joint research consortium North Sea Energy will present the newest insights on the enormous potential of the North Sea and the value we can unlock for the upcoming energy transition.
Find out more

Handelsmissie Texas met prime minister Rutte, prime minister Rhuggenaath en minister Bruins

20 – 24 April 2020, Texas, United States
Do you want to do business in Texas? In that case, it might be interesting to join the trade mission from 20 to 24 April with a focus on Life Sciences & Health and energy transition. The mission takes place in the presence of prime minister Mark Rutte, prime minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao and minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins. On behalf of the municipality of Rotterdam, Arjan van Gils, alderman for Finance, Organization, Port and Major Projects, will join. Business mission leader is Jacco Vonhof, chairman SME Netherlands.
Registration is possible up to and including Monday 16 March.
Find out more (in Dutch)

Save the date: Masterclass Finance

28 April 2020
Offshore Wind Innovators as part of the Topsector Energy is organizing a Masterclass Finance for start-ups and SME companies which are looking to finance their innovation. The various sources of funding have their own conditions, advantages and disadvantages. Experts will share their experiences in how and where to source financing and give an update of public and private financial instruments for entrepreneurs in the energy sector.
The Masterclass Finance is meant for small and medium-sized companies in the energy sector that just started with developing their idea up to companies that want to scale up their business. During the Masterclass, entrepreneurs can orient themselves to learn and discuss what would be the most suitable investment instrument in their situation. Experts from ROM’s (regional development companies), venture capital, bank, crowdfunding, subsidy agencies and business angels will give a presentation about the possibilities they are offering and what type of finance instrument suits each innovation phase best.
Location and the overall program will be confirmed soon.
Questions? Please send an email to
  • Noordzee & CoP multi-use Noordzee: 13 March 2020, The Hague, The Netherlands. Find out more
  • Belgian Offshore Days 2020: 18 – 19 March 2020, Ostend, Belgium. Find out more
  • FOWT 2020: 22 - 24 April 2020, Marseille, France. Find out more about Floating offshore wind.
  • Wind Resource Assessment & Analysis of operating wind Farms: 23 – 24 April 2020, Naples, Italy. Find out more
  • Handelsmissie Texas met mp Rutte, mp Rhuggenaath van Curaçao en minister Bruins: 20 – 24 April 2020, Texas, United States. Find out more (in Dutch)
  • Masterclass Finance: 28 April 2020, The Netherlands. Save the date
  • Digital Utilities Europe 2020: 6 – 7 May 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Find out more
  • Offshore wind matchmaking trip to France: 12 – 13 May 2020, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Saint-Nazaire, France. Find out more (in Dutch)
  • ASEAN Wind Energy 2020 (AWE2020): 19 - 20 May 2020, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Find out more
  • TORQUE 2020: 27 - 29 May 2020, Delft, The Netherlands. Find out more
Take a look at more wind energy events here.
Copyright of the pictures in this newsletter: CoP, Hydrautrans, North Sea Energy, TKI Wind op Zee and
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