Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Announces Opening in Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based Hub seeking start-up applicants to unleash the potential of offshore wind in New York.
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) is open for business and announced its first call for applications. The Brooklyn-based Hub was founded in mid-2022 to identify and help develop promising start-ups to drive new innovations in the offshore wind industry. The three-year initiative is backed by Equinor and bp, partners developing the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind offshore wind projects, together with Urban Future Lab (UFL), the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium (NOWRDC) and is supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
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Melissa Romn Burch, NYCEDC; Doreen Harris, NYSERDA; Molly Morris, Equinor (Image credit: Brian Young)
Designed to facilitate testing opportunities, fast-track commercialization, and developing strategic partnerships, startups will have access to the co-working space and programming at the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub located in Industry City. An Accelerator Program will allow selected cohort companies to begin a six-month intensive mentoring and business development program in June 2023.
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