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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
over 30
Regions: 
Västsverige
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Kerstin
Hindrum
Internationalisation Responsible
+46 10 516 65 86
kerstin.hindrum@ri.se
Pierre
Ingmarsson
Cluster Manager
+46 10 516 52 90
pierre.ingmarsson@ri.se
Tanja
Tränkle
Cluster Manager
+46 10 516 57 19
tanja.trankle@ri.se
Anne
Gunnäs
Cluster Manager
+46 52 361 31 54
anne.gunnas@lysekil.se
Martin
Schreuder
Cluster Manager
+46 31 772 26 62
martin.schreuder@chalmers.se
Alexander
Hertzberg
Cluster Manager
+46 10 516 59 50
alexander.hertzberg@ri.se
Christina
D-Nordström
Cluster Manager
+46 10-516 53 42
christina.d-nordstrom@ri.se
Erik
Bunis
ECCP Responsible Person
+46 010 516 50 38
erik.bunis@ri.se
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Oil and Gas Production and Transportation
Technology fields: 
Marine Science
Other energy related machinery
S3 EU priority areas: 
Blue renewable energy
Offshore mining, oil & gas
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
75
Number of SME members: 
40
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ABB-Inocean
Larger Company
Chalmers University of Technology
University
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
University
Linnaeus University
University
RISE
Research Organisation
Minesto
SME
Bassoe Technology AB
SME
Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore Division
Research Organisation
SAPA Profiler AB
Larger Company
Safeman AB
SME
Saab Kockum
Larger Company
SeaTwirl AB
SME
Stena Rederi
Larger Company
Waves4Power AB
SME
ÅF-Industry AB
Larger Company
Utvecklingsaktiebolaget Coriolis
SME
Veprox AB
SME
Uppsala University
University
SWEREA
Research Organisation
Swede Ship Marine
SME
Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Technology Center
Hexicon AB
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

OffshoreVäst is a cooperation project which started in 2013 and can be seen as a platform for interaction and innovation. We bring together some of Sweden’s best in the offshore sector with the goal of developing together. By drawing upon the strong industry of Sweden, we are developing an internationally recognized offshore industry in the Swedish west coast area.

OffshoreVäst’s operative activities are performed within the framework of five working areas referred to as work packages or “wp”. The first four work packages deals with technology development, while the fifth (Offshore Academy) brings together the industry and research institutes. The idea behind the four technology-centered work packages is to create several technology-associated development projects that vary in both aim and scope.

All of our work packages focus on different areas of the offshore sector, mainly because of the difference in the current stages of commercialization, but also because the needs differ depending on the offshore segment. Despite this fact, our goal is to create collaboration between the different WPs and develop the industry by mixing different fields of expertise and experiences. 

WP1 aims to make the suppliers in west Sweden and the surrounding areas a firsthand choice, primarily for the Norwegian and British oil and gas industry

WP2 Sea-based Energy Production - Cost efficiency for competitiveness on a global market. The challenge faced by WP2 is to exploit the sustainable power sources of wind and wave energy, while coping with the enormous forces that the installations are exposed to in the offshore environment.

WP3 aims to promote and develop the Swedish offshore wind power industry while supporting innovations as well as collaborations in the field of offshore wind. 

WP4 aims to develop the markets of bioenergy while providing a fossil free energy source which can be used for many years to come.

WP5 Offshore Academy - Under the leadership of Chalmers University of Technology, WP5 brings together Swedish academic and industrial expertise and facilities. The goal is to join the academic and industrial fields in a variety of collaborations.

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 technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Enabling Facilities sharing
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
China
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Norway
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
NCE Maritime CleanTech
Triple Steelix 2.0 / Jernkontoret
Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd
Latvian logistics association/ Latvian Supply chain Cluster
and several others through participation in BSR StarDust
Swedish Maritime Technology Forum
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Wave Boost, H2020 - Our task: WP managers for reliability, risk assessment and certification To demonstrate reliability and robustness of the CERS braking module and its PTO system integration according to the sector's requirements.

To supply WP2-WP4 with methodology for risk, robustness and reliability investigations of the CERS braking module, including

  • to identify critical failure modes,
  • to assess robustness and reliability of critical components of the CERS, and to analyse system reliability.

To establish maintenance methodologies relevant for a wider range of devices, especially

  • to design a condition monitoring system, and
  • to develop predictive maintenance strategies.

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Oceanic, Risaor I, Riasor II,  Ocean Era Net

The VINNVÄXT program, 2013-2015, funded by VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Below is a list of successful projects that we have either participated in or are responsible for:

  • Strategic Research Agenda for Wind Energy and Energy Grids at Sea – an industrial perspective. The Agenda was finished in 2016 and is based on information from interviews, surveys and forums with the current Swedish actors in the wind industry.
  • Project  – White paper on lightweight vessels and winter conditions
  • Project  – Guidance for regulations concerning the Oil and Gas industry
  • Project  – Guide for consortium collaboration within the Offshore Industry
  • Project  – Surface-based platform
  • Project  – Fire protection in cold weather - a survey
  • Project  – Development of methods for calculating the loads and motions of floating structures – A pilot study
  • Project  – Training for sustainable management of offshore operations

Also worth mentioning is that a former pilot study has led to an international research project regarding fire safety in wind power turbines. We have also been involved in two successful projects in the Ocean Energy Sector: Marinet and RiaSoR

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Swedens strongest Cluster and innovation hub for OffShore developmnet, with the best partners from -Industry -Univerities and research Institutes -Actors from public sector from local, regional and national level

Selected 2013 by the National Innovation Agency, VINNOVA, as one development platform to be financed for mobilisation. In close cooperation and partly financed by the The Regional Development Secretariat in Västra Götaland in West Sweden. Part of the Maritime Strategy for Västra Götaland.