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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Highlands and Islands
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Paul
OBrien
Cluster Manager
+44 (0)1463 383282
paul.obrien@hient.co.uk
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Technology fields: 
Hydrogen production
Wind energy
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Floating Wind and Hydrogen
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
486
Number of SME members: 
220
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
23
Number of larger company members: 
45
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
221
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
Accelerator
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SSE Renewables
Larger Company
OceanWinds
Larger Company
Equinor
Larger Company
Seaway7
Larger Company
Global Energy Group
Larger Company
Scottish Power Renewables
Larger Company
BP
Larger Company
Total
Larger Company
EnBW
Larger Company
Orsted
Larger Company
RWE
Larger Company
Vattenfall
Larger Company
Sumitomo Corporation
Larger Company
EDF Renewables
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

To create a vibrant, skilled, deep water offshore wind supply chain in the North of Scotland that is globally competitive with innovation and collaboration at the core of it's DNA

To quickly become the leading offshore wind supply chain cluster in the world for deep water solutions for both fixed and floating technologies by creating a hub of competitive companies who have embraced increased productivity, strong collaborative working and creative innovation in the North of Scotland

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Taiwan
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Ireland
Norway
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
WAB, Germany
Subsea UK
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

Strength in Places Fund, National - Support from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to foster cluster projects at regional level. Part of the UK's Industrial Startegy 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

DeepWind is the largest offshore wind cluster in the UK and is also the leading cluster for deep water fixed and floating wind. Our 26 strong international developer group represents every current offshore wind asset owner in the UK. 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are intersted in cooperation on all aspects of offshore wind innovation leading to cost reduction and encouage working with other clusters to explore partnsership opportunties between members. We have a significant strength in floating offshore wind as our FOW Subgroup has over 200 members with many from across Europe as well as Japan and the US. Our other area that we are interested in collaboration on is in the Power2X field as we are looking at the opportunities around large scale production of green hydrogen from offshore wind and have formed our Power2X Subgroup to promote supply chain development in this technology area.